Femitokon: Dialog

—from Suffocation, a little snippet of the “the bad guys”.  It’s the first time we meet them in Suffocation, and some of you may recall my posting of the original cover art for the book (the one I’m certain the publisher will reject…). It features Cao-Cy, and spoiler alert, reveals the theoretical nature of the Vai and Cy (though they’re not mer-people in the book, sorry.)

Dr. Vai Zhang stood in her white lab coat and black boots, testing the water temperature in pool fourteen, trying to determine what killed the latest clutch of cloned long-finned char, a salmon once native to the Siberian waters of 20th century Russia.

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