In honor of today’s #AdPit, I’m adding a longer pitch and some more information about Salvaged.
Salvaged is a 95,000-word adult science fiction dystopia that skips “the big virus” and focuses on the social aftermath following the population crash. The government is reduced to a single combined military Corps, whose goal is “To Preserve Life and the American Way.”
Hoping to redeem herself for her violent past, Careen has to get her home remedy into the right hands to save thousands of lives before the next epidemic.
The Corps’ unlikely leaders have to use unorthodox means to achieve their ends. For example, they instituted a Count, a census that provides free medical care and vaccines for anyone who signs up. Naturally, there are parts of society who choose to remain Uncounted. This social tension between one faction and the other provides one means of passive social control for the understaffed Corps.
Careen Emerson has no idea that she’s walking into this power struggle, and that she holds the key to saving thousands of lives.
- Archetypes of Salvaged (authorakanderson.wordpress.com)
- Excerpt of Salvaged (authorakanderson.wordpress.com)