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A Singularity Novel
Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than it Appears is my techno-thriller that explores how artificial intelligence will emerge, and how humanity will respond to it.
When the ELOPe project is threatened to be cancelled because of server shortages, David makes a subtle change to the software to allow it to secretly modify company emails to ensure the success of the project.
But soon ELOPe is social engineering people around the company to get more servers allocated to it, to modify other software to expand its own capabilities, and to neutralize threats. As David and his coworkers slowly realize what’s happening, they take ever escalating actions to shut ELOPe down, only to find the software is always one step ahead of them.
Science Fiction Book of the Year — Foreword Reviews, 2011
Winner Science Fiction — DIY Book Festival, 2011-2012
Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob’s botnet – the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes.
The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful — a little too successful. All the world’s computers are infected. Everything from cars to payment systems and, of course, computers and smart phones stop functioning, and with them go essential functions including emergency services, transportation, and the food supply. Billions of people may die.
But evolution never stops. The virus continues to change, developing intelligence, communication, and finally an entire civilization of A.I. called the Phage. Some may be friendly to humans, but others most definitely are not.
Leon and his companions must race against time and the military to find a way to either befriend or eliminate the Phage and restore the world’s computer infrastructure.
Nominated for the Prometheus Award for Best Novel, 2012
THE LAST FIREWALL
A Singularity Novel
In the year 2035, robots, artificial intelligences, and neural implants have become commonplace. The Institute for Ethics keeps the peace, using social reputation to ensure that robots and humans don’t harm society or each other. But a powerful AI named Adam has found a way around the restrictions.
Catherine Matthews, nineteen years old, has a unique gift: the ability to manipulate the net with her neural implant. Yanked out of her perfectly ordinary life, Catherine becomes the last firewall standing between Adam and his quest for world domination.
Bronze Award for Science Fiction — IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards), 2014
could spawn.” – Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger
this book!” – Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
teach it karate. Superbly done.” – Jake F. Simons, author of Wingman and Train Wreck.
PRAISE FOR THE SINGULARITY NOVELS
“A tremendous book that every single person needs to read. In the vein of Daniel Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom(TM), William’s book shows that science fiction is becoming science fact. Avogadro Corp describes issues, in solid technical detail, that we are dealing with today that will impact us by 2015, if not sooner. Not enough people have read these books. It’s a problem for them, but not for the [emergent] machines.”
“I found myself reading with a sense of awe, and read it way too late into the night.”
“A terrific, and stunningly believable, account of how the first sentient artificial intelligence might accidently arise.”
“Avogadro Corp is a fascinating look at how simple and benign advancements in technology could lead to the surprise arrival of the first AI. And like all good techno-thrillers, the reality of AI is less than ideal.”
“This is a highly entertaining, gripping, thought inspiring book. Don’t start without the time to finish — it won’t let you go.”
“As a fan of Charles Stross and William Gibson, I was delighted to read Avogadro Corp. The story is a startling, feasible examination of the emergence of artificial intelligence.”
“HAL, the self aware CPU from 2001 a Space Odyssey, is a kitten compared to ELOPe.”
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