Capitol Kid

A new novel by Bill Gourgey

A homeless teen with nothing to lose… A corrupt politician with everything to lose… What could possibly go wrong?

On the run from local drug dealers, a young hacker hides out in the U.S. Capitol and soon finds himself entangled in a dastardly political conspiracy.

From the shadows of the U.S. Capitol, can a runaway change his country?

When thirteen-year-old Boot doesn’t have the money to pay his mom’s drug dealer, he must flee or face certain death at the hands of the gang leader who rules his DC neighborhood. The glittering dome of the United States Capitol Building, which looks like the Emerald City of Oz from across the Anacostia River, seems like an ideal hide out until Boot discovers that the halls of Congress may not be all that different from the ruthless streets he fled. In Capitol Kid, a well-heeled politician at the pinnacle of power squares off with a savvy street urchin in a thrilling showdown that shakes Washington, DC.

A Rare View of the Gilded Halls of Congress

From the Senate Chamber’s renowned Candy Desk to bizarre accounts of murder and intrigue in the halls of Congress, this book is peppered with eye-popping historical facts of one of our nation’s most prominent landmarks: the U.S. Capitol Building.

You Won’t Look At Your Smartphone the Same Way Ever Again

Is it really true that your phone’s camera and mic can be hacked? Ever wonder if your IDs and passwords are safe? This book offers a chilling account of how readily available apps and black market devices can be used to spy on our every conversation and keystroke. It’s fiction, but just barely.

This fast-paced book will make you laugh and cry, and will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Gene.sys, Magigate Returns

Genesys coverRead the final book of the Beverly Hills Book Award Winning Glide Trilogy, perfect for fans of sci fi masters such as Asimov, Crichton, and Gibson. The Glide Trilogy has been read more than six million times on Wattpad, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly (book 2), and has been queried for a future motion picture.


Nothing can stop the Neos…

With nearly all of civilization enslaved by Neology’s augmented reality, no authority in the world can challenge the Neos. Only a small band of hackers, who call themselves Seraphs, dare to roam the virtual landscape causing minor disruptions. They are loners who require a leader to mount a serious insurrection.


But the Neos are only a means to an end…

For Dr. Janot, Neology and the Neos merely planted the seeds—both literally and virtually—for his much grander plan. With Maddy his prisoner, he intends to use her as bait to draw out his archrival, Magigate, and to demonstrate the sweeping range of his vision.


And the origin of a new master species…

Now that each and every human has been forced to join his Neology network, Janot controls them like any other networked device; and all it takes to terminate them is a simple instruction set, which will pave the way for the ascent of his engineered Nephilim species. But Janot’s enemies will not succumb without a fight. Ever-resourceful Lisa takes charge, rallies the remaining knights, and marshals a diverse array of allies to disrupt Janot’s plans.


Unless Magigate Returns…

When Magigate and the Prophet finally find their way back from the past, the world is in the clutches of Janot’s deadly Neology game, and Magigate’s closest allies have been captured or killed. Magigate must employ all his genius and forge unlikely alliances to stop Janot and save his friends. But even if he succeeds, he will never be able to deny the role his own science and inventions have played in unleashing chaos now, in the past, and probably even the future.

Gene.sys brings to a satisfying yet troubling conclusion the tale of the genius inventor Captain Magigate whose seminal invention, Glide, ignited a new era just as the invention of the printing press kindled the Renaissance; the steam engine, the Industrial Revolution; and the computer, the Information Age.


Praise for the Glide Trilogy

Beverly Hills Book Award Winner
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
IndieFab Finalist
Wattpad Most Read Science Fiction Commendation
Library Journal SELF-e Selection

 

“The hyperimaginative tone of the trilogy will enthrall readers.” –Publishers Weekly

 

“The conclusion provides an uneasy…union of techie arcana with conventional heroic lore.” – Publishers Weekly


Don’t miss the final book in the epic Glide Trilogy!

Nu Logic, Rise of the Neos

Nu Logic coverRead the second book of the Beverly Hills Book Award Winning Glide Trilogy, perfect for fans of sci fi masters such as Asimov, Crichton, and Gibson. The Glide Trilogy has been read more than six million times on Wattpad, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly (book 2), and has been queried for a future motion picture.

The Prophet was supposed to be dead…

Freed from her island prison, and determined to set the record straight, the Prophet has used Magigate’s time machine to return to the past. But Magigate knows there could be devastating consequences if the Prophet tampers with events that have already happened (her world line). Desperate to stop her, Magigate chases the Prophet into the past even as a new danger arises in the present.

War and plague, relics of the past…

World order disintegrates as the sinister Dr. Jeneuf, aka Janot—whose specialty is crossover pathogens that make the leap between organics, inorganics, software, and hardware—sets in motion well laid plans to remake humanity.

And Neology was supposed to be a game…

The wildly popular virtual reality gaming phenomenon, Neology, has taken the world by storm and crossed a threshold wherein “Connected Reality” has become more interesting, lucrative, and even secure than its real world counterpart.

Until the Rise of the Neos…

Teenage artist Maddy, aided by her computer-genius friend Lisa, and a cyberghost, uncovers Dr. Jeneuf’s deadly scheme. But the only man who can stop Jeneuf is lost in the past. Maddy’s cryptic paintings hold the key to reaching Magigate, but will she discover their secret in time to stop the rise of the Neos?

Praise for the Glide Trilogy

Beverly Hills Book Award Winner
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
IndieFab Finalist
Wattpad Most Read Science Fiction Commendation
Library Journal SELF-e Selection

“Dazzlingly innovative concepts that wickedly satirize online interactions and offer mind-spinning visions of futuristic technologies.” –Publishers Weekly

“What a great read!” – Night Owl Reviews

Don’t miss the next book in the epic Glide Trilogy!

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AN ECCENTRIC INVENTOR WHO WANTS TO SAVE THE WORLD

The world is on the brink of collapse. Reclusive inventor Dr. Magigate wants nothing more than the tranquility of his Cape Knot lab and the dazzling challenges he has set for himself to stave off global calamity. Surrounded by his robotic assistants, Magigate labors away on a secret invention that dares to alter the physics of gravity and possibly even time. When he is lured away from his work by a cunning and beautiful tycoon who wants his secrets, Magigate’s priorities are suddenly turned upside down.

AN AMBITIOUS TYCOON WHO WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD

Samantha Biggs, aka the Prophet-legendary leader of the vast Biggs Empire and founder of the Academy-has her eye on Magigate, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. And yet, when she invites the reclusive inventor to her imperial estate, it is the Prophet whose eyes are opened to new and daring possibilities.

A SADISTIC SCIENTIST WHO WANTS TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD

Even as Magigate labors away in isolation, there are those among his elite cadre of Cape Knot scientists who resent the genius inventor and do not share his vision of the future. But Magigate is too lost in his work and distracted by fresh desire to see his enemies coalescing around him.

AND A GIFTED TEEN WHO WANTS THE TRUTH

It’s the future. Dr. Magigate disappeared long ago, but his legend lives on. Maddy has grown up in the peaceful post-apocalyptic world enabled by his world-changing invention, Glide. She takes for granted the harmony of her world, which stands in stark contrast to the devastation that preceded it-a generation roiled by plague and war, and ruled by the Prophet and her ruthless Academy. Seeking adventure, Maddy and her friend Mike explore Magigate’s seemingly abandoned seaside mansion, where they unexpectedly meet up with a colorful band of guardians, and set in motion a series of events that awakens the past.

Glide, The Prophet’s Revenge

Glide-Front-CoverRead the first book of the Beverly Hills Book Award Winning Glide Trilogy, perfect for fans of sci fi masters such as Asimov, Crichton, and Gibson. The Glide Trilogy has been read more than six million times on Wattpad, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly (book 2), and has been queried for a future motion picture.

An eccentric inventor who wants to save the world…

The world is on the brink of collapse. Reclusive inventor Dr. Magigate wants nothing more than the tranquility of his Cape Knot lab, the company of his digital lab mate LUCKI, and the dazzling challenges he has set for himself to stave off global calamity. Surrounded only by his robotic assistants, Magigate labors away on a secret invention that dares to alter the physics of gravity and possibly even time. When he is lured away from his work by a cunning and devastatingly beautiful tycoon who wants access to his secrets, Magigate’s priorities are suddenly turned upside down.

An ambitious tycoon who wants to rule the world…

Samantha Biggs, aka the Prophet—legendary leader of the vast Biggs Empire, newly elected Senator and founder of the Academy, a global organization charged with preserving the planet’s vital resources—has her eye on Magigate, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. And yet, when she invites the reclusive inventor to her imperial estate, it is the Prophet whose eyes are opened to new and daring possibilities.

A sadistic scientist who wants to transform the world…

Even as Magigate labors away in isolation, there are those among his hand-picked elite cadre of Cape Knot scientists who resent the genius inventor, and who share neither his vision of the future nor his benevolent view of science and invention. But Magigate is too lost in his work and distracted by fresh desire to see his enemies coalescing around him.

And a gifted teen who wants the truth…

It’s the future. Dr. Magigate disappeared long ago, but his legend lives on. Maddy has grown up in the peaceful post-apocalyptic world enabled by his world-changing invention, Glide. She takes for granted the harmony of her world, which stands in stark contrast to the devastation that preceded it—a generation roiled by plague and war, and ruled by the Prophet and her ruthless Academy. Seeking adventure, Maddy and her friend Mike explore Magigate’s seemingly abandoned seaside mansion, where they unexpectedly meet up with a colorful band of guardians who call themselves knights, and set in motion a series of events that awakens the past and threatens to unleash deadly forces held in check since Magigate’s disappearance and the demise of the Prophet’s Academy.

Praise for the Glide Trilogy

Beverly Hills Book Award Winner
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
IndieFab Finalist
Wattpad Most Read Science Fiction Commendation
Library Journal SELF-e Selection

“Gourgey writes with a fine flair.” –Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining…tale of the dangers and benefits of science and love.” – Kirkus

Don’t miss this thought-provoking, epic tale!