Recorder, 1 (Hardcover)
The Consortium is All. But Recorder Can No Longer Obey. Recorder has no family, no friends, and no name. Donated to the Consortium before birth, her sole purpose is to maintain and verify the records. A neural implant and drone ensure compliance, punishing for displays of bias. Suddenly cut off from controlling technology, Recorder tastes what it means to be human. But if the Consortium discovers her feelings, everyone she knows will be in danger. With no name, no resources, and only an infinitesimal possibility of escape, Recorder's time is running out.
Cathy McCrumb is a speculative fiction writer, an editor at Havok Publishing, and a freelance editor. Her short fiction has been published in ezines, magazines, and several anthologies. Cathy graduated from Biola University with a degree in English Literature. She currently lives in Colorado with her family and hopes to one day go ice fishing.