Author Bill Gourgey is a technologist, venture capital advisor, and former Accenture managing partner who now writes fiction full time. His publications include Nu Logic (Book 2 of the Glide Trilogy), Glide (Book 1), Unfamiliar Fruit (short stories), and Outside the Box (poetry). Bill and family live in Washington, DC and on the Chesapeake's Eastern Shore.
A homeless teen with nothing to lose... A crooked politician with everything to lose... What could possibly go wrong? Raised in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol, can a runaway change his country?
When thirteen-year-old Boot doesn’t have the money to pay his mom’s drug dealer, he must flee or face certain death at the hands of the gang leader who rules his DC neighborhood. The glittering dome of the United States Capitol Building, which looks like the Emerald City of Oz from across the Anacostia River, seems like an ideal hide out until Boot discovers that the halls of Congress may not be all that different from the ruthless streets he fled. In Capitol Kid, a well-heeled politician at the pinnacle of power squares off with a savvy street urchin in a thrilling showdown that shakes Washington, DC.
NU LOGIC is the sequel to GLIDE and is Book 2 in the Glide Trilogy, which is set alternately in a future world shaped by the miraculous inventions of Dr. Magigate, and the preceding dystopian era dominated by the Prophet and her Academy. In NU LOGIC, Rise of the Neos, accomplished virologist, Dr. Janot (whose specialty is crossover pathogens that make the leap between organics, inorganics, hardware, and software), threatens the promising Glide era with his wildly popular augmented reality gaming world—Neology. Only the genius inventor, Captain Magigate, can stop him, but Magigate is lost in the past with his erstwhile lover and foe, the Prophet. Teenage artist Maddy’s cryptic paintings hold the key to reaching the Captain, but will she discover their secret in time to stop Dr. Janot, whose Connected Reality vision threatens to transform the human experience forever? (Can Stand Alone)
Captain Magigate, a legendary inventor and recluse who is equal parts Albert Einstein and Don Quixote, confronts his own shadowy destiny when two adventurous teens disrupt the status quo of his covert lab on Isla de Tiempo Muerto. When the Captain's nemesis, the Prophet, who once had an iron grip over much of the world's commerce, escapes her island prison taking one of the teens hostage, Captain Magigate must face not only his long-time foe and erstwhile lover but also the ambiguous legacy of his inventions. GLIDE is a dark and quixotic look at what happens when invention reaches beyond its pale to compensate for the shortcomings of heart and soul.