Fiction. Young Adult. Shortlisted for the 2018 CYGNUS Book Awards. Our universe just got an upgrade. Practically overnight, shape-shifting creatures and deadly portals have appeared, made possible by an otherworldly energy that exists not buried in deep pockets underground, but deep inside two children, Roan and Judge Gorey. It's a real shame they don't get along.To Judge, his sister is a selfish hack who deserves some payback. Roan thinks Judge is nothing more than a mistake that needs erasing. The rest of the world is caught in the crossfire. Dimond Industries claims a cure to their condition, but at what price? Possession requires containment, and the answer to the mysterious origin of the Gorey children must be found—or constructed. Are the children a product of Nature, or a side effect of experiment? Will Roan and Judge destroy the world before being given the chance to save it?
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A native of Kentucky, Isadora Deese is a graduate of Indiana University and Boston University Master's Playwriting Program. Her writing explores the evolving connections between technology, art, and nature that are shaping our near future. Isadora helped coordinate some of the first iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competitions at MIT. She co-wrote Adventures in Synthetic Biology with Drew Endy and the Synthetic Biology Working Group, illustrated by Chuck Wadey, which in 2005, was the first comic to be on the cover of Nature. She is married to writer and historian R.S. Deese. They live in the Boston area with their three sons and two cats.Author City: ACTON, MA USA