The Neon Heart

Neon Heart Book Cover

The Neon Heart
The Synthetic Albatross: Book Two
A Sci-Fi Novella

With the payment from his last job on the line, Corporate Operative, Reggie, has to return to a place he swore he would never go again. Teaming up with Teal and her squad from a competing company, he must go to Earth, to one of the amalgamated cities spread across the surface, and find something that may not even exist. Cutting through the megalopolis is a place soaked in superstition and dread. As savage and dangerous as the city is, the Wall is much, much worse.


“The Neon Heart, an Indiana Jones type thrill ride packed with endearing characters and just a hint of Star Trek. Ben Van Dongen does it again.”

Mick Ridgewell, Author of Evil Never Dies


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Ben Van Dongen

(No Light Tomorrow, The Thinking Machine, Broadcast Wasteland)

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 Broadcast Wasteland, and Break/Interrupt, 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 web-site: