Sulan, Episode 0.5 by Camille Picott
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Sixteen-year-old Sulan Hom can't remember life before the Default -- the day the United States government declared bankruptcy. As a math prodigy, she leads a protected life, kept safe from the hunger and crime plaguing the streets of America. She attends the corporate-sponsored Virtual High School, an academy in Vex (Virtual Experience) for gifted children.

Beyond the security of Sulan's high-tech world, the Anti-American League wages a guerrilla war against the United States. Their leader, Imugi, is dedicated to undermining the nation's reconstruction attempts. He attacks anything considered a national resource, including corporations, food storage facilities -- and schools. Sulan witnesses the public execution of a teenage student and determines she must learn to defend herself. When her mother, a retired mercenary, refuses to help, Sulan takes matters into her own hands.

This young adult dystopia/cyberpunk novelette is an excerpt from the first novel in the series. Enjoy this introduction to the world of Sulan!

About Camille Picott

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Camille Picott is a fifth-generation Chinese American. She writes science fiction and fantasy books with Asian characters and/or Asian settings. Camille grew up reading speculative fiction stories largely devoid of Asian characters and culture. This, coupled with a passion for her heritage, is the reason she strives to bring some aspect of Eastern myth, legend, culture, and ethnicity to all of her writings. To visit Camille, go to
Published December 21, 2012 by Pixiu Press. 34 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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