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In a Milk and Honeyed Landon
Far from the Spaceportson
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Timing, a new science fiction book set in the fairly near future,
explores the relationship between human and artificial intelligence, solving high-tech financial crime
in space. it is set about one year after the events of Far from the Spaceports.
It has been published by Matteh Publications and
is now available at online retailers.
When quick wits and loyalty are put to the test
Mitnash and his AI companion Slate, coders and investigators of interplanetary fraud, are at work
again in Timing, the sequel to Far from the Spaceports.
This time their travels take them from Jupiter to Mars, chasing a small-scale scam which seems a
waste of their time. Then the case escalates dramatically into threats and extortion. Robin's Rebels,
a new player in the game, is determined to bring down the financial world, and Slate's fellow AIs
are the targets. Will Slate be the next victim?
The clues lead them back to the asteroid belt, and to their friends on the Scilly Isles. The next attack will be
here, and Mitnash and Slate must put themselves in the line of fire. To solve the case, they need to team up with
an old adversary - the only person this far from Earth who has the necessary skills to help them. But can
they trust somebody who keeps their own agenda so well hidden?
Samples (free downloads):
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Some review comments:
See extract from the novel.
- Breakfast with Pandora:
“…So here he is, Mit, a dashing yet ethical nerd, threading his way through entanglements virtual,
emotional, and both at the same time, while hunting down the shadowy anarchist group “Robin’s Rebels” and
sending down versions of new software written on the fly to his superiors, with the obligatory
“interim release note.”…”
Cover image © copyright by permission Ian Grainger
General buy links:
ebook (kindle/epub): 978-0993-1684-7-5
Listen to author readings:
Timing Reading 1 - Robin’s Rebels
from Richard Abbott on Vimeo.
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