Pre-Order The Heavy Side by Ben Rogers Today!

Pre-order Ben Rogers’ new book, The Heavy Side, and get a signed copy!

To celebrate the release of his second novel, local author Ben Rogers (The Flamer) will be signing copies of his new book, The Heavy Side! Order your book here and let us know in the comments if you would like a personalized inscription or a simple signature. Books can be shipped to you or you can pick yours up at the store.

In The Heavy Side, a hotshot Silicon Valley programmer teams up with a Mexican drug cartel in a literary mash-up of art and science. Vik Singh has developed a lucrative app for drug dealers, and now both the DEA and the cartel are hunting him. Narrated by Vik's girlfriend, Remi, the story grapples with America's insatiable hunger for drugs and the human toll it takes. We witness a young man confronting his artistic pride and a young couple trying to make up for past betrayals.

Ben Rogers is the author of the novels The Flamer and The Heavy Side. His work has been published in The Rumpus, PANK, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Portland Review, Arroyo Literary Review, The Nevada Review, and Wag’s Revue, and has earned the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship and the Sierra Arts Foundation grant. He is also the lead author of Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, the first-ever comprehensive textbook on nanotechnology, and Nanotechnology: The Whole Story, both of which earned the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award from the American Library Association. He studied engineering and journalism in college and has worked as a business analyst, a newspaper reporter, a teacher, and a scientist at various labs, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He lives in Reno with his family.