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The Deceptive Smiles of Bredmeyer Deed by Susan Scutti

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[Editor’s Note: Author Susan Scutti has sent me some information about her science fiction novella, "The Deceptive Smiles of Bredmeyer Deed", so I am passing it on to all of you. Keep in mind that I haven’t read it, but if you do please let us know what you thought.]

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Dawn Theocratis has been stuck for years. Her career is paused, her heart is stone and her dreams no longer breathe. Enter Bredmeyer Deed, co-worker.

When Dawn and Bredmeyer are assigned to fix the portal of the Director of Investigative Research, they witness an unprecedented system failure; apparently, each and every communication is revised, edited, changed before it reaches their computer screens. Are they living in a world of synthetic news? Are they in danger for discovering the truth?

Newly awakened, Dawn begins to question the world around her. Yet only when she explores the universe within her does she find the answers she seeks. Where will her hard-won knowledge lead her?

Where you can find it:

"The Deceptive Smiles of Bredmeyer Deed" is an eBook available on Kindle, Nook, iPad, and PCs at and Barnes & Noble.


“This [novella] paints a picture of a world where Multi’s rule, people are segmented into classifications by virtue of their health and genetic status, news feeds are strictly monitored, and environmental damage is to be managed at all costs. Need I say the obvious? Scutti’s sci-fi future is both fabricated and eerily familiar as we walk with Dawn through her world and sub-world. This is a love story, a quest, a peek into the next millennium, and believe it or not— it is about hope. The alluring Bredmeyer Deed, with all his weaknesses and strengths, takes us on his journey as he faces down the challenge of a lifetime during the year 3017. I would highly recommend this book to fans of Aldous Huxley, Harlan Ellison, and Ray Bradbury.” – Lori Malvey

Author Bio:

Susan Scutti’s stories and poems are published in anthologies and journals, including CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, The Christian Science Monitor, New York Quarterly, and Tamarind. In November 2011, Ravenrock Press produced her novella (with artwork by Sarah Valeri), "The Deceptive Smiles of Bredmeyer Deed". The Commute, her poetry collection, was published by Paper Kite Press. Susan grew up in New Jersey and lived in Alaska as well as the Boston area. Now she makes her home in New York City, where she often walks along the Hudson River.