Implanted (Paperback)

By Lauren C. Teffeau

Angry Robot, 9780857667991, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

List Price: 12.99*
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The data stored in her blood can save a city on the brink... or destroy it, in this gripping cyberpunk thriller

When college student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a clandestine organisation, she's cut off from the neural implant community which binds the domed city of New Worth together. Her new employers exploit her rare condition which allows her to carry encoded data in her blood, and train her to transport secrets throughout the troubled city. New Worth is on the brink of Emergence - freedom from the dome - but not everyone wants to leave. Then a data drop goes bad, and Emery is caught between factions: those who want her blood, and those who just want her dead.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Under the Dome | Blood Courier | Disconnected | Bright Future ]

About the Author

LAUREN C TEFFEAU was born and raised on the East Coast, educated in the South, and employed in the Midwest. Lauren now lives and dreams in the southwestern United States. When she was younger, she poked around in the back of wardrobes, tried to walk through mirrors, and always kept an eye out for secret passages, fairy rings, and messages from aliens. Now, she writes to cope with her ordinary existence. Blood Courier is her first novel.

Praise For Implanted

“Lauren C Teffeau brings us a fully-realized world filled with conflict, drama, and insight.”
Walter Jon Williams, multiple-award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Hardwired and the Praxis series

Implanted takes readers to the bleeding edge of a hopeful future and dives headlong into the risks required to make that future real. Emery is a character I loved from the start for her skills and flaws both, and Teffeau takes this ultra-high-tech future to new heights and depths with incredible skill. Such a great adventure!”
Fran Wilde, Hugo and Nebula finalist and Andre Norton-winning author of the Bone Universe series

“Futuristic intrigue solidly rooted in intricate, multi-level worldbuilding – spiced with just a touch of romance – singles Lauren C Teffeau’s Implanted out from the cyberpunk pack.”
Jane Lindskold, New York Times bestselling author of Through Wolf’s Eyes

“Teffeau serves up the future and it’s entertaining and scary!  The arms race of hackers and blockers goes to new heights, in an intriguing tale of life in the non-utopic automated cities of the future.”
S M Stirling, New York Times bestselling author of Black Chamber and The Sky-Blue Wolves 

“Imaginative and thrilling, Implanted features a truly unique premise, characters you’ll want to root for, and a fascinating, fully-realized future.”
– Lori M Lee, author of Gates of Thread and Stone and The Infinite

“A very enjoyable mix of tech and the future vision of dystopia with a bit of romance, rebellion, and funky spy-stuff.”
– Brad K Horner

Implanted has to be one of the best science fiction, dystopian political thrillers of the year.”
– The Literary License Podcast

“Absolutely an amazing, 5 star read!”
– Rainy Book Reviews

“Teffeau has given us the perfectly mixed cocktail of science fiction, romance, and drama that eases us into one hell of a ride.”
– The Splattergeist

“Really interesting and I loved the whole idea!” 5/5 Stars
– The Everlasting Library

“Entertaining cyberpunk with new ideas and heartwarming character relationships.” 4 stars
– Elle Loughran