About this Story

Deficiency tells the story of Keidi and Artenz, as they try to build family in a society overly dependent on technology and controlled by powerful corporations. When Artenz' sister disappear, Keidi and Artenz find themselves the next target. They decide to flee, but the more they learn about the corporations they serve, the more they questions the ethics of their society, and the more they fight for their survival, the more they question their future in it.

Deficiency is the second science-fiction project I worked on and the first of significant length. The initial goal was to write a short story for submission to a contest. It had to be under 4,000 words, but that did not quite work out. My first completed draft missed the mark by more than 62,000 words! I have no idea how that happened... The final version is a full length novel of over 100,000 words.

Setting: The System of Garadia
Words: ~105000
Type: Novel
Alpha Reading: Gaetan Clement
Beta Reading: Sylvie Danielle Paulin, Nathaniel Hardman, Christopher Jessulat
Editing: Amanda Sumner (, Forrest Orser (
Cover: James T. Egan of Bookfly Design
Status: Packaging (95%)
Version: v0.17

In Progress