Weather forecasting is a life-or-death profession, and hard sciences and
technology are all that keep people alive and fed. Anthropologists,
soft and useless, rank slightly below politicians and telemarketers on
the social scale. This sucks for Charles Hawthorne, Professor of
Worse yet, his research into human behavior
has discovered how human history ended up on its current miserable
course, and the perpetrator is hell-bent on keeping it hidden.
Worst of all, with everything mechanical under computer control,
the most innocuous device is a potential murder weapon to a
After a series of deadly
near-misses Charles flees to the wilds of Greenland where the global
network has yet to reach. But to deal with the threat, to save himself
and his family, Charles has to confront technology full on and enter the
even more hostile world online.
Freeing humanity from a lifetime of slavery comes as an added bonus.