Thursday, April 12, 2012

Luck and Death at the Edge of the World

You meet some interesting people online, and recently I met Nas Hedron, author and blogger. He runs The Turing Centenary blog, is an active tweeter on all things related to Turing (@TuringCentenary) and he runs the Homo Artificialis blog. Recently he asked if I'd like to read a pre-publication version of his new science-fiction thriller Luck & Death at the Edge of the World. I've always been a sci-fi fan, its probably why I research in AI, so I agreed. One of the key characters in the book is an AI, who takes on the physical form of Alan Turing when it needs to materialize itself. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but can't give away too much of the plot.
   Nas Hedron is using the IndieGoGo funds sourcing site to raise funds to bring the book to publication. If you enjoy quality science-fiction and noir thrillers I suggest you take a look. You can sample three chapters for free and I recommend listening to the reading of the first chapter. You can get involved with this project for as little as $5, which provides you a special edition of the book, but you should check all the ways to help and the perks you'll receive.