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Out of Sight

Progenitor Series #1

by Matthew S. Cox

Out of Sight - Matthew S. Cox
Part of the Progenitor series:
  • Out of Sight

Most Citizens hold Outcasts in dim regard, but Sima never expected they’d throw her off the planet.

In 2411, overpopulation has spread a plaque of filthy, congested city to the corners of the Earth. Government has raised corruption to an art form, and no one hears the cries of those left to die in the dark passageways of civilization. Following the End of Nations, people cling to the only division left: social status.

Since running away from home four years ago, she’s managed to stay a step ahead of death―or worse. At sixteen, she’s getting too old to survive from begging, despite her best effort to pretend she’s younger. Worse, the sidewalks teem with little kids edging in on her turf, monopolizing Citizens’ charity with their wide, pleading eyes and genuine innocence.

A chance meeting with suspiciously nice cops leaves her more confused than ever. Between deadly gangs, unforgiving security forces, and a terrifying madam eager to exploit a girl her age, merely getting older is the biggest threat to her life. With no good choice to make, she risks the least of three evils.

Sima thought her life on Earth had been dangerous…

She hasn’t seen anything yet.

Publisher: Division Zero Press
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Tropes: Alien Ruins, Cryosleep, Dystopian Governments, Found Family, Interstellar Travel, Marooned, Person in Distress, Undiscovered Planet
Word Count: 111000
Setting: Future Earth and another planet
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Reviews:Dr. Susan on Amazon wrote:

Please don't pass by Out of Sight because the main character is 16. This book has phenomenal world building, an enthralling plot, and wonderful characters. I laughed out loud and cried my eyes out. The Omnicomputer is a fantastic character on its own. The future Earth is a nightmarish, grim place. The new planet is fantastically alien. And there is a happy ending.

About the Author

Originally from South Amboy NJ, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. It took a while, but he eventually decided to take writing seriously. His first published novel, Division Zero, released in 2014.

His books span adult, young-adult, and middle-grade fiction in multiple genres, predominantly science fiction, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, and fantasy.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, developer of various homebrew tabletop RPG systems, and a fan of anime, British humour, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of humanity, reality, life, and what might happen after it.

He is also fond of cats, presently living with two: Loki and Dorian.