Sleep State Interrupt is available as a trade paperback and in various electronic formats:
2017 Compton Crook Finalist for best first science fiction novel!
In Sleep State Interrupt, a giant media corporation has taken over the Internet, created an addictive virtual reality called BetterWorld, and controls nearly all information. Politicians do their bidding and a brainwashed humanity serves a privileged few.
Waylee Freid, an unemployed Baltimore journalist with ever-worsening bipolar disorder, is the only hope for a brighter future. She and her countercultural friends bust a notorious teenage hacker out of jail and sneak into a closed presidential fundraiser at the Smithsonian castle, where they hope to record incriminating admissions that will wake up the world. Hunted by Homeland Security, Waylee and her friends must reach a sufficient audience by broadcasting their video during the Super Bowl. But to do so, they'll have to break into one of the most secure facilities ever built.
Praise for Sleep State Interrupt:
"Exceptionally well written, Sleep State Interrupt is a gritty, darkly humorous techno-thriller with flawed, believable characters, a taut, compelling plot, and a lot to say about the present-day USA. Highly recommended."
- Zeke Teflon, author of Free Radicals
"Sleep State Interrupt is near-future cyberpunk done right, featuring a diverse cast in a disturbingly plausible future. In a world where corporate, political, and media interests are aligned, a few courageous hackers risk their lives to change the broken system."
- T. Eric Bakutis, author of Supremacy's Shadow and Tales of the Five Provinces
"Journalism is changing at warp speed. In Sleep State Interrupt, T. C. Weber gives us a glimpse into what covering politics might be like in the future. But as you'll see, even as technology changes, human nature doesn't. And that makes for a thoroughly enticing tale."
- John DeDakis, former White House correspondent, former editor for CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," and author of the novels Fast Track, Bluff, and Troubled Water.
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sleep State Interrupt. A fast paced tale ... with a moral perspective. The digital game addict, Kiyoko, is a fictional masterpiece."
- Carolivia Herron, host of Epic City on WOWD-LP 94.3 FM and award-winning literature scholar and author
"In Sleep State Interrupt, Waylee and her radical friends must run, hack, and cosplay to fight a terrifying concentration of power and cronyism. Readers will hold tight through Waylee's roller coaster states and cheer her on."
- Sherri Woosley, award-winning short story author
Waylee and her friends have angered the world's most powerful people. Can they survive the wrath of MediaCorp, Homeland Security, and the most ruthless assassins money can buy?
Zero-Day Rising (coming Mar. 1, 2020)
MediaCorp unleashes its ultimate plan: direct control of people's brains. Can anyone stop them before it's too late?