The Furnace

One decision. Thousands of lives ruined. Can someone ever repent for the sins of their past?

When Professor Walton Honderich was a young grad student, he participated in a government prison program and committed an act that led to the death of his friend, the brilliant physicist Marc Lepore, and resulted in unimaginable torment for an entire class of people across the United States.

Twenty years later, now an insecure father slipping into alcoholism, Walton struggles against the ghosts that haunt him in a futuristic New York City.

A dark, compelling work of psychological suspense and a cutting-edge critique of our increasingly technological world, Prentis Rollins’ graphic novel debut The Furnace speaks fluently to the terrifying scope of the surveillance state, the dangerous allure of legacy, and the hope of redemption despite our flaws. Available July 10th from Tor Books.

In this excerpt, physicist Walton Honderich travels to a futuristic New York City for a family vacation with his wife and young daughter, only to have the ghost from his past unexpectedly appear in Times Square.

 

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