Product Journeys: Veil
Thursday, 27 August
Veil is a near-future climate change techno thriller, but how does a high researched, science based fictional book like this come into existence? Today we follow Eliot Peper and through his process of building a physical product and releasing something that can't be updated with a hot fix pushed to production.
We walk through his writing, editing, rewriting process and the discipline it takes to 'make progress everyday.' We also explore his philosophy around releasing a book and how he knows when he's 'done.'
The premise of Veil is when Zia León's mother dies in a heat wave that kills twenty million, she abandons a promising diplomatic career to lead humanitarian aid missions to regions ravaged by drought, wildfires, and sea level rise.
What Zia doesn't know is that clandestine forces are gathering around her in pursuit of a colossal secret: someone has hijacked the climate, and the future of human civilization is at stake.
To avoid a world war that appears more inevitable every day, Zia must build a coalition of the powerless and attempt the impossible. But success depends on facing the grief that has come to define her life, and rediscovering friendship, family, and what it means to be true to yourself while everything falls apart.
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