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PROLOGUE

Excerpt from an interview transcript:

<:8Bit:> “Look, if Synthware has something their competition wants that badly, they’ll find Runners who can get to it.”

<:MIRIAM:> “You give Runners a lot of credit. In your opinion, what makes them different from any other criminal with cyberware?”

<8Bit>: “You ever heard of a lady called Grace Mary Hopper?”

<:MIRIAM:> “Famous Runner?”

<8Bit>: “Nah, she lived back before megacorps were a thing. Invented the first language compiler.”

<:MIRIAM:> “I really don’t know much about computers, sorry.”

<:8Bit:> “It’s fine. Hopper’s the one that recorded the first official computer bug. The system went down, and she went looking and found a moth stuck between the relays in the main frame. She taped the thing in the logbook with the comment, ‘First actual case of bug being found.’ Snarky lady. Wish I’d been around to buy her a drink.”

<:MIRIAM:> “I don’t think I see your point.”

<:8Bit:> “Runners are moths. Doesn’t matter how perfect a machine you build. There’s a weakness there, and Runners will find a way to exploit it. They’re resourceful in a way that wage slaves aren’t. Any organization is susceptible to them.”

<:MIRIAM:> “Well, not any organization.”

<:8Bit:> “Any organization. Doesn’t matter how much cred you throw at the problem. There’s always a bug in the system. There’s always a glitch.”

PROLOGUE

Excerpt from an interview transcript:

<:8Bit:> “Look, if Synthware has something their competition wants that badly, they’ll find Runners who can get to it.”

<:MIRIAM:> “You give Runners a lot of credit. In your opinion, what makes them different from any other criminal with cyberware?”

<8Bit>: “You ever heard of a lady called Grace Mary Hopper?”

<:MIRIAM:> “Famous Runner?”

<8Bit>: “Nah, she lived back before megacorps were a thing. Invented the first language compiler.”

<:MIRIAM:> “I really don’t know much about computers, sorry.”

<:8Bit:> “It’s fine. Hopper’s the one that recorded the first official computer bug. The system went down, and she went looking and found a moth stuck between the relays in the main frame. She taped the thing in the logbook with the comment, ‘First actual case of bug being found.’ Snarky lady. Wish I’d been around to buy her a drink.”

<:MIRIAM:> “I don’t think I see your point.”

<:8Bit:> “Runners are moths. Doesn’t matter how perfect a machine you build. There’s a weakness there, and Runners will find a way to exploit it. They’re resourceful in a way that wage slaves aren’t. Any organization is susceptible to them.”

<:MIRIAM:> “Well, not any organization.”

<:8Bit:> “Any organization. Doesn’t matter how much cred you throw at the problem. There’s always a bug in the system. There’s always a glitch.”

About The Glitch Logs

Betrayal drove Glitch, a hacker with more talent for computers than people, to choose the life of a Runner. Her connection to the cyber-tech that runs the world gives her an edge, but stealing from the mega-corporations that own the city exacts a higher price than she ever imagined. When a job goes wrong and her loyalty to Runners is set against her own survival, Glitch’s past rivals close in and she is drawn unwillingly into a contest of power between corporate titans. Allies become enemies and loyalties are tested as Glitch contends not only for the survival of Runners, but all of Neosaka.
Glitch Logs Book 1 Cover - Glitch becoming her pixelated cat avatar

Book 1 // Defrag

There are two kinds of Runners in Neosaka – those who believe in luck, and those who survive. Glitch, a hacker with more talent for computers than people, is one of the latter but when she is hired for a simple data-grab from the 189th floor of the Eyes in the Sky corporation, all her preparation can’t avert disaster. Caught between a deadly security force and a rival team of Runners, Glitch’s loyalty to her own puts her survival in jeopardy. Forced to ally with her enemies, she struggles to pull together the fragmented pieces of the job and make it out alive.

Glitch Logs Book 2 Cover - Glitch with her hand reaching towards the reader with Nebula in the background

Book 2 // Overclocked

Glitch escaped from Eyes in the Sky with blood on her shoes and a broken watch. It should have ended there, but mere hours later the faceless corporation that hired her is suddenly, inexplicably out for her blood. Driven deep into the underbelly of Neosaka, Glitch is caught up in a fight between the city’s gangs and a Runner relentlessly searching for answers. Haunted by the deaths of her crew and dogged by her past, Glitch will have to push her already-exhausted body and mind past their limits to survive and pay off her debts to the dead.

About the Series

Betrayal drove Glitch, a hacker with more talent for computers than people, to choose the life of a Runner. Her connection to the cyber-tech that runs the world gives her an edge, but stealing from the mega-corporations that own the city exacts a higher price than she ever imagined. When a job goes wrong and her loyalty to Runners is set against her own survival, Glitch’s past rivals close in and she is drawn unwillingly into a contest of power between corporate titans. Allies become enemies and loyalties are tested as Glitch contends not only for the survival of Runners, but all of Neosaka.
Glitch Logs Book 1 Cover - Glitch becoming her pixelated cat avatar

Book 1: Defrag

There are two kinds of Runners in Neosaka – those who believe in luck, and those who survive. Glitch, a hacker with more talent for computers than people, is one of the latter but when she is hired for a simple data-grab from the 189th floor of the Eyes in the Sky corporation, all her preparation can’t avert disaster. Caught between a deadly security force and a rival team of Runners, Glitch’s loyalty to her own puts her survival in jeopardy. Forced to ally with her enemies, she struggles to pull together the fragmented pieces of the job and make it out alive.

Glitch Logs Book 2 Cover - Glitch with her hand reaching towards the reader with Nebula in the background

Book 2: Overclocked

Glitch escaped from Eyes in the Sky with blood on her shoes and a broken watch. It should have ended there, but mere hours later the faceless corporation that hired her is suddenly, inexplicably out for her blood. Driven deep into the underbelly of Neosaka, Glitch is caught up in a fight between the city’s gangs and a Runner relentlessly searching for answers. Haunted by the deaths of her crew and dogged by her past, Glitch will have to push her already-exhausted body and mind past their limits to survive and pay off her debts to the dead.

About the Author

About the Author

Living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California for over a decade turned one-time fantasy writer Rachel Beck into an author of the cyberpunk series The Glitch Logs. When not hammering out new stories by the light of a dying laptop, she also enjoys gaming, tabletop RPGs, and escaping the cyber dystopia to enjoy nature. Rachel is also the author of stand-alone fantasy novel Sommnium, The Dark Menagerie storied-jewelry series, and co-creator of The Dracula Files.
About the Author

About the Author

Living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California for over a decade turned one-time fantasy writer Rachel Beck into an author of the cyberpunk series The Glitch Logs. When not hammering out new stories by the light of a dying laptop, she also enjoys gaming, tabletop RPGs, and escaping the cyber dystopia to enjoy nature. Rachel is also the author of stand-alone fantasy novel Sommnium, The Dark Menagerie storied-jewelry series, and co-creator of The Dracula Files.

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