Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Movie Maker + giveaways

SF pick of the day, The Movie Maker, features Holgram Hines, a gifted undergrad who develops an innovation to revolutionize the holographic film industry...

"This is awesome! Glad I found this. Another grand slam booktrack!”

Read it free with a soundtrack here. Full anthology on Amazon here.

Many fellow authors' releases I'd like to feature:

J. O. Quantaman's Alternate history, SF Loose threads: Cool Assassins.
Multi-genre Alternate History with a human touch. Cooperation versus hierarchy, circa 2070s. Free sample here:

Katherine Bogle's SF thriller, The Aldar Dominion.
The Aldar Dominion saved the world. Then they damned it...

K. J. Water's SF Time Travel, Stealing Time.
She seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab but what she finds there is more terrifying than the storm...

Stephen Perkin's SF Supernatural, Sorcerer's Dynasty.
What would you give up for immorality?... 

Check them out!

ARC copies of The Dim Zone, the next book in The Timelost series, will be available for download soon.
A group of mercenaries sent on an odd mission to the far corners of the universe...something beautiful, something terrible waits...
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More giveaways this month by many authors. Scroll down and click any of the image links below.


Thursday, 15 March 2018

A.I. Insurrection - by Michael Poeltl

It's my pleasure to host Michael Poeltl's blog tour for his new release, AI Insurrection

A.I. Insurrection – The General’s War Press Release. Feb, 15th, 2018

2162. Artificial intelligence claims sentience, but it's the proof that will divide the world, and usher in the violent end to utopia, unless an uneasy alliance of adversaries can stop it. 

A.I. Insurrection, the new release by Michael Poeltl, author of The Judas Syndrome trilogy, takes the author back to his roots of dystopian sci-fi. “This novel investigates global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone,” Poeltl explains. “Certain aspects of humanity will never be satisfied with the thousand shades of grey a utopia will provide, no matter the spin. When faced with the threat of their robot slaves rebelling, distrust in the system begins to infect the general public, opening the door for a new world to emerge, and new leaders to rule.”  Discover how quickly a near-future utopian society can become a dystopian nightmare fueled by fear as the A.I. populace of United Earth become sentient and demand their freedoms.

Raymond Bellows, United Earth Chancellor, challenges the A.I. claims until an astonishing truth is revealed by Host: SENTA, one of hundreds of millions of individual robot Hosts who teams up with the Chancellor while struggling to discover her new-found awareness.  A secret coup schemes to over-throw the peaceful government, while a separate threat of human/tech hybrids who think the current regime is anything but idyllic arise from the Shadow net, taking direction from the mysterious Allfather avatar. In a three-sided war, humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

“I believe science fictions fans, myself included, appreciate the complexities of artificial intelligence, and the moral questions which accompany it, like: when is intelligence consciousness? The novel also offers an exciting potential new proof of life for sentience.” Poeltl declares with an air of cloak-and-dagger surrounding the surprise reveal behind his new book. 

Goodreads ratings for A.I. Insurrection are settling in at a respectable 4.25 stars and has one reviewer saying: “A great read for anyone who enjoys extensively built worlds, philosophical questions, and an ol' fashioned A.I uprising.” - Ari Augustine. 

This is Poeltl’s tenth book and the first of 2018. For more on Michael Poeltl and his books, visit his website: Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or join him on Goodreads.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Dragon Lords + March giveaways

This month's action fantasy, Dragon Lords, features the mercenary Vetra and his allies the half Thrule Lehundr and the Mercian swordstress Jara on a treasure hunt in the Behundrian desert...

"Awesome Read. I enjoyed the book from cover to cover. It was full of action and suspense throughout...”

Read it free with a soundtrack here.

There are four fellow authors' releases I'd also like to feature:

S. E Sasaki's free SF thriller Welcome to the Madhouse.
The author describes her book as, M*A*S*H in Space with Aliens. Laugh-out-loud humour combined with scary suspense.

Nicola McDonagh, SF dystopian series, The Chronicles of Mayer.
Can love prevail in a world if artificial insemination is the only way to procreate?...

Fabia Scali-Warner's YA SF Dystopian Julia Dream.
In a not too distant future, a nuclear war has decimated mankind...

Carmel McMurdo Audsley's historical fiction novel Murder in the Bush.
A young Scotsman travels to Australia in 1885, armed with ambition and the dream of owning land...

I am also happy to announce that ARC copies of The Dim Zone, my next book in The Timelost series, will be available for download soon. Sign up here.

A ton of giveaways this month by many authors. Scroll down and click any of the image links below.