Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Ash and the Air

Dominic Bnonn Tennant has finished writing a novel for NaNoWriMo called The Ash and the Air.

Here's an intro from Dominic to whet your appetite:
Searching for the theory of everything had its consequences. At the heart of the technological singularity lay an impossible genius with a single directive, no moral compass, and the ability to manipulate a universal governing force. An enemy as present as the air, able to scatter the very atoms of an army, and reduce a city to dust. Such an enemy could not be fought. Such an enemy could not be stopped.

Now, if only we had a time machine.
In addition:
The Ash and the Air is a short science fiction novel I wrote for the National Novel Writing Month, 2008. It explores the technological singularity, time travel and paradox, possible worlds and eternity, artificial intelligence and the Chinese Room, science, philosophy, reality, and the quest for knowledge. It will hopefully be the first of three loosely related books which will explore these sorts of concepts, and draws many of its themes from Genesis 1–3. Its overt influences range from "Doctor Who," "Burn Notice," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (especially season 4) to "The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect" by Roger Williams, "In him all things hold together" by Charlie Sebold, and "Time Present and Time Past" and "When the future ain't what it used to be" by Steve Hays.
BTW, Charlie Sebold has likewise finished writing his novel for NaNoWriMo.

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