iOS App Adaptation of Science Fiction Novel “Cumulus”

Books – Bound is pleased to announce the launch of “Cumulus,” an adaptation of the original novel by best-selling author Eliot Peper. Bound is a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. The app is available for free in the iOS App Store.

“Cumulus takes place in a world that we seem to be barreling into,” said the author. “Tech consolidation, ambient AI, crumbling public institutions, escalating economic inequality, persistent surveillance, these are all things that have migrated from science fiction into reality. Bound’s platform will bring that world to life, enriching the narrative with original art and extras. It’s been a delight seeing how deep their sourcebook goes, and I can’t wait for fans to access it. We all read books, watch movies, and play games. But Bound is leveraging the malleability of digital media to build something new and unique, a perfect example of what the future of storytelling might look like.”

Bound recently launched with exclusive content based on the new novel “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.” by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, and “Purgatorio,” a sci-fi adventure series by award-winning author John Shirley, based on the “Midnight Star: Renegade” mobile game universe developed by Industrial Toys and best-selling author John Scalzi. Bound has also announced agreements with acclaimed creators Gunslinger Studios, former Pixar and Telltale Games creative Stephan Bugaj, award-winning game writer Matt Entin, and writer and linguist Nick Farmer. Bound will be announcing new relationships in the coming months.

About Eliot Peper

Eliot Peper is a novelist and strategist based in Oakland, CA. He writes fast-paced, deeply-researched stories with diverse casts that explore the intersection of technology and society and is the author of Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series.

He’s helped build numerous technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang.

His books have been praised by Popular Science, Businessweek, TechCrunch, io9, and Ars Technica, and he has been a speaker at places like Google, Qualcomm, and Future in Review.

About Bound

Bound is a mobile fiction platform for people that love heroes, villains, and epic stories set in interesting worlds. Founded by game industry veterans, the company is an angel-backed startup based in Southern California.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.2 or later
  • 136 MB

Bound 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

I like this new format of reading, audio, and artwork. I’ve downloaded Bound and started on Cumulus, though I have not gotten very far yet. This is something that I encourage you to try if you have an iOS device and like books.

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