After long silence
This blog is a bit of an ancient artifact cast in amber these days, but I thought I should officially note somewhere on my authorial site that I have a new novel coming out from a major publisher next year. Specifically, my everything-and-the-kitchen-sink speculative fiction novel Exadelic will be published by Tor Books, the world's pre-eminent SF publisher, in 2023. I'm pretty excited to finally be an SF author after a lifetime of reading and discussing the genre. It's a weird monster of a book, made of spoilers, and I'm still figuring out how exactly to talk about it, but for now: Philip K. Dick meets Michael Crichton in this tale of programmable reality. When an unconventional offshoot of the US military trains an artificial intelligence in the dark arts that humanity calls 'black magic,' it learns how to hack the fabric of reality itself. It can teleport matter. It can confer immunity to bullets. And it promptly decides that our protagonist, obscure Silicon Valley middle manager Adrian Ross, is the primary threat to its existence. Soon Adrian is on the run, wanted by every authority, with no idea how or why he could be a threat. His predicament seems hopeless; his future, nonexistent. But when he investigates the AI and its creators, he discovers his problems are even stranger than they seem ... and unearths revelations that will propel him on a journey -- and love story -- across worlds, eras, minds, and the fate of humanity. The book has its own Twitter account, which I encourage you to follow if you're into that sort of thing, at @exadelic.