Latest Release – CHAT!

CHATScience Fiction fans, prepare for a feast of futurism with more than a dash of philosophy as the CHAT network hits the streets!

From the pen of Peter Lihou, CHAT is available on 27th November, 2020 in paperback and Kindle versions (see the link to pre-order your copy below!)

The social media giants of the early decades in the 21st century have died and been replaced by ‘CHAT’, a new artificial intelligence network built on a powerful quantum computer, affectionately called the ‘Engine’.

Avoiding the failings of its predecessors and free from the misuse of data, CHAT has become ubiquitous. A key feature, powered by the Engine, is the network’s ability to translate any language to the language of the user, in real time; meaning that everyone around the world can speak to each other as if they are all speaking the same language.

CHAT’s artificial intelligence was developed at a remote campus of Cambridge University in Warwick, England. The academics at Warwick, led by Professor Nick Caine, continue to search for new languages, both human and non-human, to extend the capabilities of the Engine. CHAT’s  public relations executive, Tiffany Hope, spreads the word on all the latest news from Warwick to the entire global network of CHAT users.

Under the management of Professor Caine and his team at Warwick, the Engine polls the internet for signals to translate around the entire planet and even beyond, by connecting to a wide range of equipment ranging from wildlife monitors to space stations. But one such ‘signal’ that initially eludes the translation abilities of the Engine gets the attention of one of the university department’s sponsors, the US military intelligence agency.

As the mysterious signal, code-named, Alpha285, gradually reveals more about its origins, Nick is subjected to increasing pressure from his sponsors to allow the agency to take control.

Set in a future where the legacy of past generations’ environmental abuse has come home to roost, and human ingenuity has created innovative solutions that attempt to arrest the damage, the pursuit of knowledge about Alpha285 becomes fraught with danger and intrigue.

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Excerpt from the Pandemic Anthology, ‘With Love, Comes Hope’

 

With Love, Comes Hope

Doug Dunn, England

I live in Bovey Tracey, Devon, a member of a small Writing
for Pleasure group. Through lockdown we have kept going
meeting online and have been given this month”s
homework assignment. To write a very short story or poem
of exactly 100 words on Water. Our teacher Maria
Kinnersley called it a ‘drabble’.

Here is my poem, inspired by recently listening to SmallSat
Program Manager John Baker from the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in California speaking to 900 people at the
online Conference for Global Transformation.
…….
Read on…

‘With Love, Comes Hope’ is now available from Amazon sites around the world in print and Kindle versions

    

All proceeds to the international humanitarian charity, ‘Bridge2’

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Now Available Worldwide, the Pandemic Anthology!

With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Now available on Amazon sites worldwide in paperback and Kindle formats, the international anthology on the Coronavirus.

Order your copy now!

All proceeds to charity.

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With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Whether you are self-isolating, supporting those who are, or one of the many fabulous key workers keeping the rest of us alive and sane, we would like to invite you to submit a story or poem for inclusion in our anthology.

No previous writing experience is required and if selected, editorial advice will be given. There will be a word count limit announced shortly.

Our book is a ‘not for profit’ venture and the proceeds will go to an international charity. So this won’t make you rich! But it will give you a chance to be included in a record of these trying times. We are especially looking for inspirational stories, humorous and uplifting submissions that will raise the spirits of people around the world.

The language will be English but submissions are very welcome from any country in the world. The finished book will be available in paperback and on Kindle internationally and each writer will be named.

To register your interest, please visit our Facebook page where further details will soon be announced: https://www.facebook.com/greatliterature/

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Self-isolating from Coronavirus?

Self isolating?

Remember that you, or those you know, can purchase Kindle (or PDF) books without leaving your home or taking a physical delivery! Kindle books are the 100% safest way to relive the boredom of your forced isolation.

Some books are free, some you can buy (cheaper than physical books) and some you can borrow like in a library. It’s by far the least cost way of accessing the largest number of published books, all without leaving your home.

Even if you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can read Kindle books on your phone or tablet (eg iPad), the apps are free!

Search ‘Books by Category’ if you are unsure what to buy, then come back here and share your reviews!

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The Teacher I Never Met

The book is the story of a school going kid of 11 years who thinks Abdul Kalam as his mentor. The journey of the boy in the book is all about exploring about the missile man. Later at the age of 16, he tends to start an adventure travel in to the lifeline of Kalam since a kid till his last days. The book is a self-help book with lots of emotions shown towards a person whom the boy in the story considers as his mentor. The book gives lots of information about Kalam’s literary works. This is not a mere book with a story but the journey of a successful human through whose teachings young children can have an idea of laying path to their golden future. Some Reviewer’s Verdicts: Though a simple book, this has ample amounts of necessary information about the great man ‘Abdul Kalam’!!! A must read for an young Indian. If you are feeling low in your life then this book is for you. It is a story of an eleven years old boy who goes on exploring Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. All the best to this young author, Eshan. It’s a wonderful start. The book is a must read for each and every youth.

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A Flash of Red

Focusing on three main characters, A Flash of Red details the chaos that ensues when mental illness invades our most intimate relationships. Professor Anna Klein and her husband, Sean, are a young couple each struggling with their own misperceptions of reality.  While Anna’s daily anxieties turn on the axis of her mother’s path into psychosis, Sean escapes to the alternate reality of love and sex offered online. When Bard, a student of Anna’s, develops his own obsession with the couple, their already unsteady world collapses with irrevocable consequences. As focused on providing a driving plot as it is in presenting multi-faceted characters, A Flash of Red ultimately asks the question: What happens when we can no longer tell the difference between what we want and what is real?

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Sparkle the Elf: A Story About Confidence

Sparkle the Elf : A Story About Confidence

*(cover update and print release pending)

Sparkle will inspire self-confidence in children by reminding them that they are loved and have skills. It will also encourage them to be proud of their accomplishments.

Summary: Sparkle, is the tiniest elf. She feels that she is never noticed and so, she feels badly about herself. She decides to learn how to sew and make a special outfit so she’ll stand out from all of her brothers and sisters.

When, Ernie the Elf Watcher magically appears, he reminds Sparkle of all the things she is good at and all the people that care about her. This causes Sparkle to see herself in a new light, literally. She starts to “sparkle”!

Sparkle then finishes her sewing project and wears it to dinner, where her family notices her new sparkle from self-confidence and the outfit she has put so much effort into making.

Author website: http://lisa.beere.ca

Author on Publisher’s site:

http://main.crimsoncloakpublishing.com/lisa-beere.html

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The Paladins of Naretia

Olórin’s adopted son, Aramus, is a creature unlike any in Naretia. He is feared by all, and holds a darkness inside that is said will end all life by his eighteenth birthday. Olórin must scour the kingdom for godly ingredients to make a potion for Aramus that will save them all. He is hoping his son’s human side will prevail over the rising darkness within him, for long enough to outrun their enemies.
But Aramus’s real father, the dark God Dantet, desires his son’s powers so he might, once again, walk on mortal soil. His legion of dark creatures follow Olórin and Aramus at every turn, trying to kill them. Dantet’s army, however, is not the only one wanting Aramus dead. Something, or someone, changes fate’s hand. Neither Dantet, nor Olórin, can see the terrible future that threatens them all. Even the traitors within the wizard caste are blind to what is coming.
But it is coming.

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