This week will see the launch of a new book, called Code of Vengeance. This book was really fun to write, and came out of a truly unique collaboration.
Let’s discuss the book first: Code of Vengeance follows a young woman as she encounters a robot in the somewhat near future (2050s) that seems to be far more than it appears. But the woman has secrets of her own. If you want the full description and get a peek at the cover, check out the page here: Code of Vengeance.
The book is a soft sci-fi action and adventure. Take some Batman, a hint of Minority Report, and add just a dash of conspiracy, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re in for. If you’re interested, please, check it out!
One of the reasons I enjoyed writing this book so much was because of the research I did regarding AI. The technology has been prevalent in the news lately, but researching this book gave me an excuse to dive deep on the subject. What I found was both terrifying and fascinating.
If I had to summarize, I’d say that AI has the potential to be the most life-altering invention we ever create. That’s why it’s fascinating. When we create it, AI will change everything we know about economics, employment, science, and more.
AI is terrifying for the same reasons. Ultimately, we will be creating something that is smarter than us by any measurement, and we lack the ability to predict what the consequences of that invention will be. It’s no exaggeration to say that true AI could save us all or kill us all, and we can’t predict with any certainty which way it will fall. It’s that very uncertainty that has people like Elon Musk worried.
All of this, of course, is fertile ground for fiction, and its certainly been done before. But I’m not sure it’s ever been written about in the rich world that’s going to be created. The reason for this is that Code of Vengeance is the first book I’ve ever written in what will become an enormous shared world with many other very smart, very talented writers.
This world is called The Inevitable, and eventually will be comprised of hundreds of works. But this book will be one of the first.
To give you an idea of how deep this world is, I once sat in a room with a group of other writers and we spent an entire day working our way through hundreds of years of future history – creating a lasting, believable world with incredible depth.
For those of you who are sci-fi fans, I hope you enjoy.