Here's a sneak peek at Bash Bash Revolution, by Philip K. Dick award nominee Douglas Lane. Available March 6th, 2018 from Night Shade Books.
Fans of Artificial Intelligence, Video Games, and Social Media, keep your eyes peeled for this one!
Here's a closer look at the cover art, as well as the text from the back cover:
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A Compelling Coming-of-Age Post-
Singularity Novel from Philip K. Dick
Award–Nominated Author Douglas Lain
Seventeen-year-old Matthew Munson’s a high school dropout, still living with his mom, doing little with his time but playing an outdated video game called Bash Bash Revolution and hanging around Dairy Queen with his girlfriend Sally. That is, until his dad turns up.
Jeffrey Munson is a computer geek who’d left home eight years earlier to work on a top-secret government AI project. As a father, Jeff’s been a sporadic presence in Matthew’s life. Now, much to his son’s displeasure, he’s back, and insists on bonding over video games. But Jeff shows surprising aptitude for Bash Bash Revolution, and even has Matthew enter him in a local tournament.
Then, as abruptly as he appeared, Jeff disappears again, just as Matthew was beginning to let him back into his life.
The betrayal is crushing, and Matthew decides to give chase, in the process discovering the true nature, and the shocking goal, of the artificial intelligence his father helped to create. Told as a series of social media posts, including some between Matthew and the mysterious AI itself, Bash Bash Revolution is a wildly original novel of apocalypse and revolution, as well as a poignant story of broken family.
Douglas Lain is the author of Billy Moon and After the Saucers Landed, the editor of two speculative fiction anthologies, In the Shadow of the Towers and Deserts of Fire, and the publisher of Zero Books, which specializes in philosophy and political theory. He hosts the Zero Squared podcast, interviewing a wide range of fascinating and engaging people with insights for the new millennium. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children.
To learn more about this project as well as other upcoming works of science fiction and fantasy from Night Shade Books, visit their web site, nightshadebooks.com