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Above/Below Cover



Cover by Amanda Rainey


A city has fallen from the sky.

In the wreckage, two men - Devian Lell, a window cleaner in the floating cities of Loft, and Eli Kurran, a security guard in one of the polluted, ground-based cities of Dirt - will find their lives changed.

Devian, who has done what few in the floating landscape have by stepping outside the sanctuary of his home, will be drawn into the politics of Loft, as he is recruited to be the assistant for Dirt’s political representative. On the ground, Kurran, still mourning the death of his wife, tries to remove himself from the violent politics of Dirt even as he is blackmailed into providing security for the diplomatic representative of Loft, a woman three times his age, and the oldest living person he has ever met.

A tale of two cities, the stories Above and Below make up two halves of another in the TPP Doubles series. Written by Stephanie Campisi and Ben Peek, designed to be self-contained and complete as individual narratives, the two parts can be read in either order, yet also form a single narrative that has been intricately woven and designed to create a single, novel length story. It is a work that suggests not a single way of reading, but rather two, with conflicting morals that will continue to test the reader’s certainty in who, in the cities of Loft and Dirt, is in the right.


Sexy, yes?

When it's released in what looks like January now, it'll run you 12 bucks. Bargain, as they say.

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catsparx
Nov. 18th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Amanda Rainey is one shit hot designer!
benpeek
Nov. 18th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
she's cool, hey? i was really pleased with the covers.
catsparx
Nov. 18th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
so you should be
frogworth
Nov. 18th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Very nice! But not available yet in their web shop?
benpeek
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
nah, not yet. there was a bit of a delay with the printer for the schedule, so it'll be available when a firm date is sorted. no one wants to have a three month wait, you know?
frogworth
Nov. 18th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, fair enough! As long as you let us know when it's available :)
benpeek
Nov. 18th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
of course!
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benpeek
Nov. 18th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
ta. i'm hoping people dig it, really, i think it's a nice little idea.
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