Hoshi and the Red City Circuit

Due to their unique neurology, only the enslaved Operator caste can program the quantum computers that run 26th century Red City. When three of the caste are ritually murdered, it’s up to private investigator Hoshi Archer—herself a recently liberated Operator—to help the police solve the case. Things get complicated when one of the victims turns out to be Hoshi’s ex-girlfriend, power-hungry bureaucrats and old rivals stir up new problems, and an immortal, amoral alien may even be involved. To unwind the plot to take over the city, Hoshi must decipher a deadly computer program and learn to communicate with the alien, before it’s too late for the next victim—and the city.

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Review of Hoshi from Wordgathering

Review of Hoshi from A Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

Review of Hoshi from Ada Hoffman

Short Stories

“Heat Producing Entities” is a short story set in the same universe as Hoshi, only decades before Integration Law, and on a colder world. It appears in the anthology Spoon Knife 3: Incursions. Order direct from Autonomous Press (free ebook with paperback), from Amazon, or ask your local bookstore to order it and carry it!

Other Fiction / Poetry

Butterflies and Thunder – Short story winner of 2012 Sledgehammer 36-hour Writing Contest (Individual category).

Web Comic

Pulped-Free is a cyber-noir space pirate adventure set in the early 26th century. It takes place about 25 years before Hoshi, roughly around the same time as “Heat Producing Entities.” It loosely explores some disability rights themes in between the pulpy cybertech, sentient space ships, and smuggling and gives me an excuse to draw. Check it out at pulpedfreedom.com.


Old Change.org Autism Issues archive from 2008.