1984 meets LOST in this Sci-Fi/Dystopian nightmare…
By Lee Matthew Goldberg
Title: ORANGE CITY
Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg
Publisher: Atmosphere Press
Genre: Sci-fi / Dystopian
Imagine a secret, hidden City that gives a second chance at life for those
selected to come: felons, deformed outcasts, those on the fringe of the Outside
World. Everyone gets a job, a place to live; but you are bound to the City
forever. You can never leave.
Its citizens are ruled by a monstrous figure called the “Man” who
resembles a giant demented spider from the lifelike robotic limbs attached to
his body. Everyone follows the Man blindly, working hard to make their Promised
Land stronger, too scared to defy him and be discarded to the Empty
After ten years as an advertising executive, Graham Weatherend receives an
order to test a new client, Pow Sodas. After one sip of the orange flavor, he
becomes addicted, the sodas causing wild mood swings that finally wake him up
to the prison he calls reality.
A dynamic mash-up of 1984 meets LOST, Orange City is a lurid, dystopian
first book in a series that will continue with the explosive sequel Lemonworld.
“In his compelling novel,
ORANGE CITY, novelist LEE MATTHEW GOLDBERG, has crafted a unique dystopian
thriller that manages to reveal our greatest fears about emerging technology
and our anxieties at what the future holds.” – Raymond A. Villareal, Author of
A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising.
“Lee Matthew Goldberg’s brutal,
fast-paced thriller is a compelling reminder of how our society is always a few
small steps away from a dystopia.” — Robert Repino, Author of
Mort(e) and the “War with No Name” series.
“An ambitious dystopian
series debut, this hair-raising science fiction novel is perfect for fans of
layered conspiracies, altered realities, and eerie dystopias.”– Publishers
“Imagine Man in the High
Tower (with a Stalin slant) mixed with Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Max Barry’s
Syrup. That’s pretty much what Mr. Goldberg deftly delivers in Orange
City.” — 23rd Legion