"One of the sharpest minds and clearest voices writing today."
Hugh Howey, author of WOOL
Following "The Sky Used to be Blue," "Cleaning Up," and "Deep Justice," this 15,000 word novella set in the world of WOOL is the fourth in the bestselling Kindle sci-fi Karma series.
After a hellish three months locked in the private inner sanctum of IT, Karma and her family emerge, bloodied and forever changed. Rick is a man who is no longer in control. Mars has become the power in the Silo.
And Karma just might be charged with murder.
Death came with the uprising. Fighting with guns, knives, and bombs, many killed or were killed. Now those who survived must pick up the pieces and go forward. Twenty-five years into Silo life, the realities are still the same: the stairs, the water, the Outside… and the suffocating Inside.
Karma of the Silo: The Collection, which includes all of the episodes in the Karma series, is available now, to be followed by a print edition.
Praise for Patrice Fitzgerald and the Karma series
A definite PLUS to the Wooliverse, and a must read if you want to be well-versed in all things WOOL!
Michael Bunker, author of Dunes over Danvar, Pennsylvania, The Silo Archipelago, and WICK
The author does a fantastic job of retaining the atmosphere and claustrophobia of life underground and the characters are carefully constructed, exploring not only the effects of Silo life on the family dynamic, but the often complex relationships between the different Silo classes through the eyes of Karma and her family as she realises who she really is and has to decide whether to remain subdued and forget her past life, or choose a different path than the one chosen for her and challenge the status quo.
Eamon Ambrose, "Eamo the Geek"
Fitzgerald has created another masterpiece here. She has such an immediate style of writing which grips you from the start and takes you on a wild journey through the desperate lives of those living in the Silo.
W.J. Davies, author of The Runner and The Diver
I think I’m in love with Karma. I was curious about her life when Hugh Howey mentioned her in SHIFT. I highly recommend, not just this book, but this whole series!
Hanna Elizabeth, author of Visions of Wool
Fitzgerald’s characters come alive and threaten to leap off the page, they are so engaging.
Jerilyn Dufresne, author of Who Killed My Boss? Any Meat in that Soup? and the Sam Darling Mysteries
The Sky Used to be Blue manages the difficult feat of placing itself within the existing narrative, just like a missing piece of the great puzzle, and not just a parallel story or spinoff. It is well-written, gripping and filled with suspense. All the ingredients necessary are here: good writing, action and unexpected twists, characters you care about, and a deeper meaning.
Max Zaoui, critic extraordinaire
Patrice is a sci-fi, political thriller, and mystery writer who had a past as an intellectual property attorney. She also runs a niche indie publishing company and is a professional mezzo-soprano in her spare time. She's the Mom of four (pretty) adult children. She lives on the water in New England with her husband and is thrilled to be a successful indie writer.