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Day 9: VIRAL UPGRADES

IMG_2580[1]IMG_E2579[1]Day 9 of #scrypthalloween looks at my short story spinoff VIRAL UPGRADES. Some facts: 1) It was originally published on September 14, 2016. 2) Out of all the covers for my books this one took the least amount of thought. It was pretty self explanatory from the start and perfectly fitting. 3) this is another deleted scenes book where the events within coincide with the plot of TECHNO FEAST and add expand upon that novel. 4) the description of what the virtual cyber world looked like from a computer’s perspective came to me during a baseball game when I was struck in the head with a ball when I was passing by. The lights and vision that I had for a few minutes were a perfect visual for the world I was trying to create. 5) surprisingly there was a lot of research involved in this and the novel it spun from. I had to look into not only what would happen but how the world would react to certain computer and technological glitches. There were so many conflicting thoughts on it that narrowing down what was most likely was a tedious task, but very informative. #book #shortstory #technology

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Day 7: A Shift in Genres for TECHNO FEAST

Cover art for "Techno Feast" 31 Days of Halloween continues with my 6th novel, TECHNO FEAST.  What started out in horror had to graduate slightly for a novel about technology turning against humanity.  We depend so much on electronics of all kinds, that society has become spoiled in a way.

 

I am just as guilty as the next person to find myself staring at my phone reading articles or text messaging.  I also enjoy playing video games on occasion, and the luxuries of modern cars and household items.  So I thought to myself, “What if technology was gone?  What would we do?”

 

In what has been called by fans as “The Terminator meets The DaVinci Code,” TECHNO FEAST gives us a look at what could occur based on research.  If an intelligent computer took over everything tied into a network on the planet, we’d be fighting against an antagonist that is an all controlling, all seeing machine void of human emotion.

 

Keeping the horror type feel of what I had written to date was my goal, but the elements within give it a slight sci-fi/horror tone.  There are some technologies that are in development, and in a few years most of what is in the book will most likely be standard.  The horror of it is not necessarily the drama played out, but the thought of this happening, while the sci-fi elements back that tonality.  Throw in a touch of thriller and uncovering secrets hidden by various groups such as the Illuminati and the Freemasons, and you’ve got a wild ride that’ll have you questioning whether the humans will succeed by the end of the book.

 

Enjoy the novel TECHNO FEAST in paperback or on the Kindle via links on the right of this page.  Be sure to stay tuned for the graphic comic book spinoff, FINAL UPGRADE.