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Media Kit: Table of Contents

About the Author

Current Novels

Recent Press

Recent Events

Retail Availability

Press Releases

Author Photograph

Book Cover Photographs

About the Author

Cody Sisco is the author of speculative fiction that straddles the divide between plausible and extraordinary. Tortured Echoes is his second novel and continues the series that began in Broken Mirror, which focuses on Victor Eastmore’s journeys on Resonant Earth and beyond. An avid reader of Frank Herbert, Haruki Murakami, and Kim Stanley Robinson, Sisco strives to create worlds that sit in the “uncanny valley”—discomfortingly odd yet familiar, where morality is not clear-cut, technology bestows blessings and curses, and outsiders struggle to find their niche. He is a co-organizer of the Northeast Los Angeles Writers critique group and a founder of the Made in L.A. Writers cooperative.

On Twitter @codysisco

Cody’s Facebook Page

The Resonant Earth Series Facebook Page

Cody on Google+

Current Novels: “Broken Mirror,” “Tortured Echoes,” and the Resonant Earth Saga

Broken Mirror

Someone killed Granfa Jefferson. Victor is sure of it. But he’s the only one.

Diagnosed with mirror resonance syndrome and shunned by Semiautonomous California society, Victor suffers from blank outs, hallucinations, and vivid nightmares. He violently overreacts to even minor confrontations. Victor’s grandfather devoted his life to researching and curing Broken Mirrors, but now that he’s gone, Victor must walk a narrow path between sanity and reclassification–a fate that all but guarantees he’ll lose his freedom.

Victor is determined to uncover the truth about his grandfather’s death and grows increasingly suspicious of the medicine he must take to help manage his symptoms. As he tries to sort his allies from his enemies, a conspiracy with global implications emerges. Can he trust his Aunt Circe, the only person in his family who’s even somewhat sympathetic to his plight? His former classmate-turned-brainhacker Ozie, who wields information as damaging as any weapon and who seems intent on luring Victor away from his home? What about his old friend Elena, who reappears in his life abruptly, claiming to have miraculously overcome a devastating addiction?

Tortured Echoes

Bioinformatics whiz Victor Eastmore at long last gains control over his frightening mirror resonance syndrome, but he still believes his grandfather was murdered.

Victor’s best hope for finding justice lies in New Venice, a tourist town in the Louisiana Territories where his family’s company is exploring new treatment options for so-called “Broken Mirrors” and the stim addicts who experience similar symptoms–blank outs, synesthesia, and euphoria. Only by confronting Samuel Miller, the MRS “patient zero” who was responsible for the Carmichael Massacre, can Victor learn the truth. To do that, Samuel must first be weaned off Personil, the drug that keeps his mirror resonance syndrome in check.

Can Victor learn Samuel Miller’s darkest secrets without unleashing a violent madman?

Meanwhile, a cult dedicated to the sanctity and purity of human life disrupts New Venice with protests and vandalism. When they take an interest in stopping BioScan from medicating MRS patients, including Samuel Miller, Victor finds himself with unlikely allies and divided loyalties.

As pressure builds for the nations of the American Union to pass new legislation to control Broken Mirrors, Victor must become an effective advocate for people with MRS or risk being institutionalized along with them.

The Resonant Earth Saga

Broken Mirror and Tortured Echoes take place on an alternate history “Resonant Earth” where cars drive themselves, firearms are banned globally, and a cure for cancer has been around for decades. The American Union includes nine nations in decline that must compete for Europe’s superpower largesse, and the continent of Asia is emerging from a brutal, decades-long war.

Subsequent novels in the Resonant Earth series will explore post-racial America in more depth, depict fluid sexual orientations and their complications, and examine the seductive power of mysticism and cults.

Believe and Live, the short story prelude to Broken Mirror, tells the story of Mía Barrias who must survive a rampage perpetrated by MRS “patient zero” Samuel Miller.

Recent Press

Los Angeles Public Library Local Author Spotlight on Cody Sisco

L.A. librarian Catherine Royalty and author Cody Sisco discuss inspiration, writing about social issues, and more.

7 Tips for Forming an Indie Author Co-Op | Self Publishing Advice Center

The Self Publishing Advice Center of the Alliance of Independent Authors showcases author Cody Sisco’s lessons learned from the creation of the Made in L.A. indie author co-op.

Beyond Critique Groups | Indie Author Day blog

Author Cody Sisco describes how the Made in L.A. indie author co-op formed out of a 2016 Indie Author Day event.

On Writing About Mental Illness | Altered Instinct

Authors Stephen Hunt and Cody Sisco discussed writing about mental illness and the pleasures of writing speculative fiction.

Recent Events

Tortured Echoes Book Launch

Date & Time: March 25, 2017, 7-10 p.m.

Location: Colorado Wine Company, 2305 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041


Local Author Booth (#835) at Los Angeles Festival of Books

Date & Time: April 22 and 23, 2017

Location: University of Southern California Campus

Read more on the Indie Author Day blog or on Cody’s blog.

Retail Availability

All Resonant Earth Publishing novels are available in print (hardcover and paperback) and digitally via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Overdrive, IngramSpark, and more. Retail links are available here.

Press Releases

Broken Mirror Publication Announcement – Februrary 1, 2016 (pdf)

Tortured Echoes Publication Announcement – March 27, 2017 (pdf)

Author Photograph

Photo by Nate Jensen @

Photo by Nate Jensen @

Book Cover Photographs

Cover by Scarlett Rugers Book Cover Design Agency

Broken Mirror by Cody Sisco. Cover by Scarlett Rugers Book Cover Design Agency

Cover by Novak Illustrations

Tortured Echoes by Cody Sisco. Cover by Novak Illustrations

Cover by Novak Illustrations

Believe and Live by Cody Sisco. Cover by Novak Illustrations