The short stories that make up the science fiction anthology Grydscaen: Tribute focus on the hackers in the series. Intrusion, infiltration, government overreach, selling data, smuggling psi inducer drugs, and social engineering—it is all covered.
When the young adult Faid is solicited by George, the rich and powerful member of the corporate board of the SenseNet, Faid’s life in the Echelons drastically changes. Besides becoming George’s host, Faid starts the Packrat hackers and embarks on his mission of taking down the government and stopping them from rounding up psychics for experimentation. Faid recruits Acolyte from the Terror Hack to run an elite group of hackers called the Acolytes. When Raven, a hacker known for getting away clean, gets confronted on a job with Faid. It is not too long until the government tracks him down. And we meet Rom, the homeless psychic. But he is hiding something. He just might be the most elite hacker the Packrats have. Intrigue, fast-paced action, and technology, Grydscaen: Tribute shows where the hackers rule. Whose side are you on?