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10000 Bones

Joe Ollinger



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05 February 2019
When a planet's currency is made of calcium, a Collections Agent not only follows the money...but also the murder. On the planet Brink, calcium is cash. The element's scarcity led the world's government to declare it the official currency. In the decades since, the governments of other colonized worlds have suppressed shipments of calcium in order to maintain favorable exchange rates, while Brink's Commerce Board has struggled to negotiate importation quotas to keep the population alive and growing.

Taryn Dare is a Collections Agent, a specialized detective tasked with finding black market calcium and recovering it, so that the Commerce Board can recycle it and distribute it as currency. Taryn is fueled by one goal: to save up enough currency units for a one-way ticket to a better world. But when a job recovering a human corpse uncovers a deadly conspiracy in the system, Taryn is drawn into an investigation that may threaten her life, and the very fabric of her society.
By:   Joe Ollinger
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781635760569
ISBN 10:   1635760569
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   05 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joe Ollinger grew up in a small swamp town in Florida. After graduating from USC, he worked for several years as a reader and story analyst for Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Oliver Stone. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he was a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting. He works as an attorney when he's not writing.

Reviews for 10000 Bones

The reader will root for Taryn as she gradually learns the full impact of her actions and desperately tries to make changes in this uniquely realized world. --Booklist, starred review Hollywood script reader Ollinger turns to writing with a gut-punching debut...a well-wrought landscape poised between rising and ruin round out this bleak but energized story that will satisfy fans of darker SF. --Publishers Weekly

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