Book: Cumulus

If you are a looking for an awesome sci-fi book to read, download Cumulus by Eliot Peper right now. And, if you want some independent confirmation from others not named me, this just happened.

Cumulus #1 on Amazon Cyberpunk

Eliot nails a dystopian future set in Oakland that incorporates the evolution of all the tech we are currently using. The early reviews are outstanding – including ArsTechnica’s Cumulus is your new favorite surveillance-fueled dystopian novel and’s Startup Thriller Book ‘Cumulus’ Warns of a Dystopia Under Surveillance – and match my experience of the book.

I’m super proud of Eliot. He was the first author that FG Press published and I wrote about getting to know Eliot in my post about his first book Uncommon Stock 1.0 in 2014. If FG Press hadn’t failed I expect we would have published Cumulus. I’m happy that Eliot is continuing to write and finding the success he deserves from his efforts.

If you want the story of the book in Eliot’s words, read his thoughts about Cumulus on his blog. Or – just cut the chase and grab Cumulus right now.

  • HI Brad, would you consider doing a post that tells the FG Press story from A to Z?

    • Yes – I plan to.

  • Brad, it was your belief in me that gave me the boost I needed to take writing seriously in the first place. Although FG Press might no longer be up and running, its legacy lives on through the opportunities it afforded all of us FG Press authors. I will be forever in your debt for that and promise to pay it forward.

    It’s been an honor and delight to get to know you over the past few years and I hope you’ll continue to give me notes on new novels for years to come :). Your insights help the stories sing.

  • Wait, what! FGPress no more?

    I wondered why Cumulus wasn’t on FGPress and, unfortunately, now I do 🙁

  • Stephen Daniels

    Really loved this one. Technology as a backdrop usually gets me to look but this book brought much more to the table. The reflection of our current state of income inequality and trade-offs between convenience/comfort and individual freedom were a painful reminder of some challenges that we have to answer. That mix drove me to finish the book in a couple of days this past weekend. Just bought Uncommon Stock and really looking forward to starting that tonight.

  • Scott Parsinen

    Hey Brad. Really enjoying the Venture Deals course right now thanks. Re: Cumulus, what past books (60’s-90’s) and/or movies along the same lines have you read that were ahead of their time and pretty spot on about tech-woe predictions? Thx!

    • Hertling, Suarez, Gibson, Stephenson, and Sterling are the best.

      • 2nd that. Fun fact, William Gibson called me two days after Cumulus came out to talk about the book. 😮

        Needless to say, I went into a fanboy coma.

    • Some Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov nailed it in that time frame. Also, early Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, and William Gibson.

      • Scott Parsinen

        I’ve got a LOT of reading to do! Thanks a ton. BTW… fun to go back and watch Blade Runner, 2001 & 2010 and the likes to see the tech predictions from those periods.