[© Bruce Hartford]

Inspired by the author's experiences in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, The Gandhi Ring is a science fiction novel set in San Francisco of 2052 where a beautiful freedom fighter and a Private Eye with a cybernetic sidekick seek a mysterious ring through the slums and glitter-ways of the high-tech city in a struggle for the freedom of Artificial People who have been cloned from humans.

Bruce Hartford was active in the Civil Rights Movement from 1963 to 1967. First with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and then Dr. King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Alabama and Mississippi. See Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement for more information.

After leaving the South he put himself through college by working as a longshoreman on the San Francisco waterfront. As a freelance journalist, he covered the Vietnam War for Pacific News Service and Semper Fi. After returning to San Francisco, he worked as a reactor operator at a Bay Area chemical plant. For the past 25 years he has been a hardware/software technical writer for several of Silicon Valley's major computer companies.

The Gandhi Ring, available from Amazon.Com.