It is Thursday, January 3, 2069: the eve of the perihelion. Night is upon Bluecore 1C (what used to be known as the city of Chicago before the riots). Snow is falling, plans are being made, and within hours everyone in 1C will be changed forever. Narrated from the vantage point of six residents of 1C, The Perihelion is a novel set against the dystopian backdrop of near-future events. As the modern trappings of their Bluecore fall apart, each must strike his or her own separate path towards salvation. Their interlaced stories become a compelling exploration of moral deviation and ultimate redemption.