Broadcast Wasteland

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Broadcast Wasteland
The Synthetic Albatross: Book Three

A Sci-Fi Novella

On a distant colony world taken over by a rogue corporation, a hacker risks everything to intercept and distribute the one remaining piece of freedom, the Broadcast. When an old friend’s betrayal leaves him with an ultimatum, his only hope is the latest message hidden in the signal. Now, he must escape the city, hoping past comrades will stand up to the tyrannical corporation. With soldiers and highly trained corporate Operatives hunting him down, he must find the source of the Broadcast before he’s sent to work in the mines, if they don’t kill him first.


“Gritty and fascinating, Broadcast Wasteland is a book about two people and their search for freedom. And cool analog-inspired tech and a really good breakfast place. Can’t get any better than that!”

Brittni Brinn, Author of Patch Project

“Broadcast Wasteland captivates with a relentlessly curious hero, fast-paced action, and a world bristling with surprises.”

Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of the Frostblood Saga


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Ben Van Dongen

(No Light Tomorrow, The Thinking Machine, The Neon Heart)

Ben Van Dongen was born in Windsor Ontario. He likes to think that if he tried harder he could have been an Astronaut, but he is happier writing science fiction anyway. He wrote the novellas The Thinking Machine and The Neon Heart, co-authored the book No Light Tomorrow, and is one half of the founding team of Adventure Worlds Press. You can read more crazy notions on his website.