Book Excerpt from Made in Bionia


We’re hosting an excerpt from science-fiction / techno-thriller “Made in Bionia”. We hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

Excerpt 2 Finch is guessing about William’s intentions

‘Guys, do you like borscht?’ Welka asked, and immediately saw them nodding silently in agreement. ‘Still playing “fish”? Nice. I’ll go get some dill and parsley.’

Finch and William kept pinching each other’s noses. Finch boasted he could hold his breath for three minutes. It was the second minute when they approved Welka’s lunch menu with nods, and Finch was already losing the rosiness in his cheeks. He gave up first, on the 174th second. William still looked completely serene.

‘Wow, you’re good, even Welka can’t do this. Should I let you breathe?’ Finch asked.

William shook his head in disagreement. Another minute passed.

‘Please, can I let go?’ Finch asked. ‘Holding it for long is bad for your heart.’

‘Why are we playing then?’ William asked in a funny voice, which startled Finch. He giggled and released William’s nose from his clasping fingers.

He lowered his gaze and studied William’s muscular arms, streaked with bulging veins. He wondered if William was in a relationship with someone.

Finch couldn’t remember the last time he was alone in the room with another guy outside work. And now, sitting next to a handsome man, he started musing on how William perceived his relationship with Welka. Had she told William anything intimate about him?

‘Mitya, do you think Welka ever gets worried? She didn’t seem even slightly concerned about our break-in business when she got out to the shop.’

‘Of course she does,’ Finch replied. ‘She just doesn’t show it. Buries it deeply, like a mole. Welka has a woman’s inborn wisdom. All those accumulated stresses she then dumps with adrenalin when she competes at mad rallies, when she makes her endless jokes or works out in the gym. You shouldn’t think that a girl with a doctorate in phycology is perfectly ordinary. She’s very skilful at using people’s emotions to her benefit.’

‘Does she have a boyfriend?’

‘Well,’ Finch looked down again, thinking about how to explain it better.

‘Oh sorry! You and her…?’

‘Of course not!’ Finch replied.

This question caught him off-guard. Was William asking about potential competitors?

Does he really think I’m one of them?


Made in Bionia

MADE IN BIONIA BOOK COVER MOCK UP web 2Title: Made in Bionia

Author: Grigory Ryzhakov

Genre: Science Fiction, Satirical Techno-Thriller

Official release date: 14.04.2014

Length in print: 252 pages

Published by Flower Book

Kindle regular price : $3.99; Paperback – $11.99

Book Blurb:
Why does Rasa A, the world’s most secret society, want William Carrot dead? And who is William Carrot? He has to figure this out before it’s too late.

In a world very much like ours, the Third Great War is over and the ocean is dying. Scientists in the country of Bionia invent a new technology to stop an ecological catastrophe. Can William get it before it is seized and destroyed by terrorists? With love, betrayal and marine virology standing in his way, it will be hard to call, especially when his own life is at stake.

A novel in the best traditions of science fiction, Made In Bionia has it all: love, mystery, cutting edge science and alternate history.

Your journey begins in Bionia.

Author Bio

GrigoryRyzhakov-authorpicGrigory (a.k.a Grisha) Ryzhakov grew up in the Siberian Far East, bathing in the icy waters of Seas of Okhotsk and Japan and playing hide-and-seek in the snowdrifts that carpeted his native Sakhalin Island. He later travelled thousands of miles to vibrant London, on the way collecting his MSc degree in biochemistry at Moscow State and PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University. Meanwhile, Grigory has been ceaselessly creating poems, songs and prose until eventually he wrote his debut novel “Mr Right & Mr Wrong”. “Usher Syndrome” was his first published story, also adapted for the stage and performed at London’s Barons Court Theatre in 2010.


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