How far would you go to keep your dreams alive?
On the arid planet of Garadia floats Prominence City, an oasis of abundance and technological marvels. For Keidi and Artenz, life is good. Each day, they work hard to fulfill their role in sustaining Prominence. In return, they share an existence without worry or want, their every need attended to by the ruling corporations, their lives enhanced by a virtual reality accessible with a simple thought.
But when a dear friend of Keidi goes suddenly missing, their idyllic existence begins to crumble. And when they start asking questions—the wrong questions, questions that reveal cracks in Prominence's perfect image—the powerful corporations of Prominence take notice.
Now, Keidi and Artenz must choose: do they stay in Prominence and risk the wrath of the corporations, or do they take their chances and run for the Lowlands, a bleak and mysterious place hidden beneath Prominence—if it even exists at all.
Praise for Deficiency
"Brilliantly crafted, revelatory, and not to be missed…" - The Prairies Book Review
***** "S.C. Eston's Deficiency is a highly imaginative work of exceptional craft that quickly draws the reader in with its intricate plot, creative world, and compelling characters." - Readers' Favorite
"Interesting, action-packed and more than a little thought-provoking, this piece of science fiction won't disappoint." - Reedsy Discovery
"Deficiency is a fast-paced novel full of futuristic ideas and protagonists, colourful characters, a great plot and a satisfying ending." - The Miramichi Reader
Setting: The System of Garadia
Approximate length: 450 pages