Nothing can match the power of a single voice...
Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship The Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves. Her enemies are numerous, well armed, and knowledgeable. Her weapons are a fabulous voice, a quick mind, and a deep stubbornness. Complicating it all-an unreliable A.I. and an enigmatic man she met - and kissed - exactly once-who may hold the key to her success. If Ruby can't transform from a rebellious teen to the leader of a revolution, she and all her friends will lose all say in their future.
Like the historical Evita PerÓn, Ruby rises from the dregs of society to hold incredible popularity and power. Her story is about love and lust and need and a thirst for knowledge and influence so deep that it burns.
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|Title of eBook: The Creative Fire|
|Release Date: 11-13-2012|
|Publisher: Prometheus Books|
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The Creative Fire
Chapter OneA HOLE IN THE SKY
Four men in red uniforms surrounded three men wearing dirty gray work clothes. The reds muscled the less fortunate men down an orange hallway.
Uneven light showed scars where bots and cargo carts had bumped the metal walls and two places where graffiti had been painted over.
Ruby pressed her back hard against the wall and waited for the group to pass her. She recognized all seven, even though they worked a different shift from hers. The looks on their faces were familiar: the reds stoic to boredom, their meanness hiding just under their bones, and the grays at once anxious and resigned.
She kept her silence as the knot of people passed. The closest red elbowed her in the stomach and stepped on her foot casually, as if she couldn't have been avoided. She knew his name. Vidal. He spoke without looking at her. "Waiting for your turn, Ruby? Keep being a little bitch and we'll get you as soon as you're old enough."
"Be nice, Vidal, and I won't have to talk truth."
The red didn't respond, but neither did he touch her a third time.
The youngest gray looked at her in desperation. She remembered his name. Hugh. They'd talked during the last Festival of Changes, and he'd been sweet and hadn't tried to kiss her. He was just a year older, but that made him an adult, which made it legal to lock him up without as much provocation as they'd need for her.
There were enough of them to take her, too. Ruby hesitated a moment, thinking through the odds.
She slid her journal free of her pocket and set it on record, glanced up to be sure they weren't looking back...