There’s nothing like seeing the gas/petrol prices creep up to make someone wish there was another way. As we will see from the following “blog-of-the-day”, sometimes those other ways can be a bit, er, troublesome too.
Most people do not carry the fate of the world on their shoulders. Sam Greenhut does.
By the year 2230, the world is no longer dependent on fossil fuels. All power is harnessed directly from the Earth’s core. A clever integration of neural technology and wireless energy gives rise to the Global Network (GNET), revolutionizing society. Diverse industries operate efficiently under the umbrella of a neurally connected world economy, powered by an unlimited geothermal fuel supply controlled not by Presidents, Sheikhs nor Monarchs, but by a Corporate Federation run by seven individuals.
This is the state of the world when the Corporate Federation charges Sam Greenhut with ensuring GNET’s unquestioned reliability and integrity.
Sam sees a world whose population is totally dependent on GNET, as if the previously admired trait of self-reliance was weaned from the gene pool. Inevitably, the insatiable demand for energy prompts a reckless decision by Corporate Federation board members to expand the geothermal energy lattices. Despite Sam’s protest, the choice to exceed the cautionary “Greenhut Limits” precipitate a string of earthquakes that destroy GNET and plunges the planet into the chaos known as “The Upheaval.”
What happens next fundamentally alters the destiny of the planet and catapults Sam into the center of The Seed – book one in my science fiction trilogy, Future’s Edge.
I like that whole neural-net idea. Makes you wonder just how the world’s population will react…or survive.
So let’s meet up with the author of this sure-to-be-a-thriller trilogy, Mort Herman:
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Mort Herman has a Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. Holder of six patents, he worked at several companies including IBM, Texas Instruments, AT&T and Lucent Technologies where his specialty was semiconductor electronics, systems design, and marketing.
Mort lives on the Jersey shore with his mate Mary Ann. When he’s not writing, Mort is an avid sailor, a wood sculptor, and a charter member of the Arts Society of Keyport. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he added his technical, artistic, and project management skills to the design and implementation of three, free form concrete sculptures that replaced destroyed public art in the town of Keyport, NJ.
Sounds like Mr. Herman has a full life! If you want to know more about him and his work, please visit him at his links:
There’s much more to come, from many and varied blog hosts, on this blog tour. Please visit them as the days go by, and see what I mean:
June 12 – Spotlight at Paranormal Romance And Authors That Rock
June 15 – Spotlight at The Voluptuous Book Diva
June 15 – Spotlight at eBook Review Gal
June 17 – Spotlight at XOXO Book Blog
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