DON'T OVERTHINK THE APPLICATION SAID
The author visits his vision of a future deeply rooted in today’s rapid technological advancement in these eight global tales of the year 2040.
The collection contains stories about a hacker who must find out who perverted his greatest creation into a murder weapon (Decypher Me), a woman playing a dangerous game where reality becomes a very shaky concept and damnation is the only thing that is for certain (Repent, my app demon said), an impossible crime that leads to an even more impossible criminal (Chainbreaker), an island holding a deadly secret (The Specs are all right), a Hotel that turns into a criminal (Orchard Hotel), an interview with a CEO who made racistic vigilantism a scalable business model (Remember the Prey), an assassin working in home office (Proxy-by-nature) and a murder of a billionaire that might not be what it seems at first (A study in carbon).
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Including the following short stories:
THE SPECS ARE ALL RIGHT
“As if Jules Verne has written a cyberpunk story.“ (Yuting Chan)
Changing the world is a complicated business. When a corporation seems to have found a mysterious technology that cleans water on an unprecedented scale, an engineer is sent on the hunt for it to a beautiful pacific island. This place has been abandoned by humans for a decade and a powerful artificial intelligence is overseeing the local beehives and their honey production. But what appears to be a paradise, soon reveals itself as the birthplace for something entirely different.
„For all those who liked the early William Gibson.“
Singapore 2040: Rico Tremmel is a brilliant programmer and he has developed the perfect backdoor hack. Too bad someone has turned it into a murder weapon and he has little time to prove his innocence. With failing health and a questionable ally in shape of his young protégé Cypher he must dive deep into the world of anonymous cybercriminals, corporate intrigue, and freelance bounty hunters to find the murderer and unravel who has abused his greatest creation.
REPENT, THE APP DEMON SAID
„Asks the question what is right or wrong and how our wishes to fit in may take us too far.“ E.C. Davis
All Lisa wants is a membership in the Purgatory, the most prestigious club in existence. To enter it she must endure an augmented reality game and soon she finds out reality has become a very fluid concept and damnation alsmost a certainty as the game proceeds.