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The Republic

The fate of the Republic of Enshi hinges on a genetically modified miracle—and three unlikely heroes.

Kai Ming, a troubled politician, is entrusted with the country’s only hope of ending the famine that decimated the population. Po Li, a scrappy farm girl, battles to be reunited with her sister after rebel insurgents tear them apart. And Ari Klokov, a soldier, wakes in an underground prison with strange biotech in his head and no memory of the last twelve years.

Thrown together in the chaos and united by a fierce love for their country, Ming, Ari, and Po have to cross the mad riots, outsmart the hawkish Senator Khan, and overcome Felix Hull and his tenacious rebels who wage war in the streets of the blasted city.

Learning to trust each other is a start, but it won’t be enough. Their resistance pits them against ruthless leaders on both sides who harbor designs on the halls of power. Ming, Ari, and Po need to stop them to survive, but every opportunity has a cost—and this one must be paid for in bodies and blood.

Artwork for The Republic

First up, a sketch of the mech vs. protestors battle in Telerethon Square…

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Next, a sketch of the three main characters by my friend, illustrator, and author Ross Boone.

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The original cover and typography by Kevin Summers, now turned into a wallpaper (note the old version of the title).

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And finally, the deleted scene. You can read the full text online, or download the PDF.

If you haven’t read it yet, a look inside the book that inspired this artwork, a science fiction thriller called…