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Flux weaves together parallel worlds, differing energy levels and a dark plot to conduct strange experiments on children. Twelve-year-old Nellie Kinnan has been surviving on her own since her mother disappeared. Two years ago, she and her mother hid from the Interior Police, until they moved to the Outbacks. Now living on the outskirts of town, Nellie scavenges and steals, and prays to the goddess Ivana to bring her mother back. After undergoing a surgical procedure on her skull, Nellie has very little memory of her past and she is tormented by a group of bullies. In this totalitarian society where everyone is kept under surveillance, Nellie allies herself with Deller, her former tormentor whose younger brother has also disappeared.
Nellie discovers she has special powers: she can travel from one universe to the next where there are doubles of everyone. She realizes that these worlds are connected and that each action in one universe has an impact on the other parallel universes. She learns that the experiments on children were used to recreate an ancient race. Flux is a complex novel that acquaints the reader with a unique world and its different levels of reality. A sequel entitled Fixed is expected in 2005.