This cutting edge science fiction novel reconfigures the laws of nature and transforms the conventions of love. Read The Cube to find out if love triumphs over control and if democracy vanquishes an evil dictatorship. What drives this story is the relationship of the two main characters: a girl escaping from a classified weapons facility with terrible secrets she refuses to share, and a rural boy who literally catches her when she leaps over the edge and soon learns he is the target of international espionage. The novel is organized around a series of revelations regarding the girl's secrets culminating with an answer to the ultimate question: who is Celeste?
Nat Karody is a lawyer by day and science fiction writer by night (and weekends). Claudia Moscovici is a Romanian-American fiction writer and art/literary critic. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Velvet Totalitarianism (2009) and The Seducer (2011), as well as Dangerous Liaisons (2011), a nonfiction book on psychopathic social predators. She has also published several scholarly books on Romantic art and literature, including Romanticism and Postromanticism (2007).
CONTENTS 1 Who is Celeste? 2 Moonflower 3 From a Clothesline 4 The Angle 5 The Beginning of Hope 6 Hope Arrives 7 The Sphere 8 A Visitor 9 The Flume 10 The Dirge of Dunder 11 What is Necessary and Just 12 Stairway to the Sun 13 Spice Jars 14 The Dance Hall of Irla 15 Three Monsters 16 Tom & Cerise 17 An Assignation 18 In the Ruins of Thirbel Glossary