Cyberpunk Night with Chris M. Arnone, Author of “The Hermes Protocol”

About the Event

The following has been logged in your HUD mission calendar for quick data retrieval. Your mission is to attend event: Category: Book Reading with Mission Commander Chris M. Arnone. Local Author? Confirmed. Object of mission is to retrieve and enjoy a copy of The Hermes Protocol by Commander Arnone. Mission Location: Raven Book Store. Mission Scheduled: March 07 2023 at 19:00 hours. All Systems: Green. Reading will soon commence_

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About the Author

Chris M. Arnone (he/him) was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, though his longest-lasting is a love for Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. As an intersex man, he is particularly interested in gender and sexuality in his writing.

Chris’ debut novel, The Hermes Protocol, is available from Castle Bridge Media. He is a senior contributor for Book Riot. He is represented by Katie Salvo at Metamorphosis Literary Agency.

He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats.

About the Book

“Hello? Who are you? Where am I?”

Elise Corto-Intel is an Intel Operative sent on what should have been a routine job to break into a luxury high-rise, crack open a safe, and take what’s inside. But as soon as she touches the tiny microchip, a voice crackles to life in her comms revealing an artificial intelligence named Bastion. In a city-spanning adventure, they must work together in a race against the clock to recover Bastion’s stolen chip, escape from a maniacal hitwoman, and untangle the web of players chasing this illegal artificial intelligence before Elise is terminated from the Corto Corporation, her employer that is also her home, family, and her life.

Chris Arnone’s work of cyberpunk science fiction, The Hermes Protocol, follows an intelligence operative with cybernetic enhancements as she races through the futuristic otherworldly Jayu City, on a mission that challenges her ideas of family, loyalty, and what defines life itself.


Event date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
809 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
The Hermes Protocol By Chris M. Arnone Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987208328
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
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Published: Castle Bridge Media - January 5th, 2023

THE HERMES PROTOCOL has everything you could want in a story: adventure, mystery, and a heist Following Intel Operative Elise through the twists and turns of her mission kept me on the edge of my seat, desperate to know what happens next. Movie material, for certain -- Stephanie Eding, Author of The Unplanned Life of Josie Hale

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