Niki Jenks begins to stitch together a new kind of empire, swatting aside opposition and inviting the old guard to try to stop her. Singularity cult-leader Xerxes builds himself a new holy ground and aligns himself with an old foe to fend off a competing faith. Political wunderkind Michael Smith is pulled deeper into the system, and the more he learns, the more he wonders if it's a system worth saving.
And a mysterious woman named Celia Black introduces herself and her organization, Citizen's Solution, as either ally or foe to those who would change the world.
This is the third book in the Real Powers series.
Colin Wright is the author of the popular political/technological thriller trilogy, Real Powers, which follows a cultural shockwave after the introduction of a new technology on the global stage. He also wrote the serialized A Tale of More series, which tells the story of a young man with two voices in his head who's pulled into a conflict between feuding groups involved in a human augmentation movement. Then there's Ordovician, in which a time traveling historian athlete must compete with others from his time period to act out the roles of historical figures to ensure the continuity of his utopian civilization.
Colin has also written numerous short story collections, including So This Is How I Go (stories about death), Coffee with the Other Man (stories about relationships), and 7 or 8 Ways to End the World (stories about endings).
A full-time traveler and entrepreneur, Colin blogs at Exile Lifestyle, a site where his readers vote on which country he should move to next, and has written numerous books about his travels (including Iceland India Interstate) and about business (including Networking Fundamentals).
A young blogger discovers a device with a hidden purpose. An idealistic journalist upends her career by targeting the people who write the news. A master media manipulator questions his work and takes on a challenging new client. An energy tycoon bristles as her powerful position is challenged. A technologist-turned-cult leader questions his own faith. A burgeoning hacktivist group makes headlines around the world, their intentions unclear. And spurred by events he doesn't fully understand, an unaccomplished young man born into a political dynasty decides to shatter convention to take his rightful place in the world.
This is the 2nd Edition of Real Powers: Part One, updated in January, 2014.
Governor Michael Smith flies up the political ladder, throwing his powerful family to the press in the process. Energy tycoon Niki Jenks finds herself and her empire in the crosshairs, and is forced to pivot on a massive scale. Technologist and cult-leader, Xerxes, discovers dissent within his ranks as he prepares to push humanity one giant step toward the Singularity.
And orchestrating from behind the scenes, the hacker collective Opus influences important events through everyday people.
This is the second book in the Real Powers series.
This is a book for people who want it all when it comes to relationships: something tailor-made for their unique beliefs, goals, desires, and lifestyles. This is a book for people who aren't afraid to ask, "How might we do this better?"
Includes a foreword by Joshua Fields Millburn, author of Everything That Remains and The Minimalists.
Act Accordingly is a philosophical framework written to help people become the best possible version of themselves. Rather than proposing a one-size-fits-all code of beliefs or behaviors, the ideas presented in this intentionally concise book encourage readers to question their long-held biases, their definition of confidence, their level of self-sustainability, and the degree to which they allow themselves to evolve their beliefs over time.
There’s no time like the present to…act accordingly.
The Space Trilogy, Omnibus Edition includes:
Out of the Silent Planet
Dr. Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there.
Having escaped from Mars, Dr. Ransom is called to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus. When his old enemy also arrives and is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom finds himself in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of this Eden-like world.
That Hideous Strength
Investigating the truth about her prophetic dreams, Jane Studdock encounters the fabled Dr. Ransom, who is in great pain after his travels. A sinister society run by his old adversaries intends to harness the ancient powers of a resurrected Merlin in their ambition to subjugate the people of Earth.
How we seek out, filter, and parse knowledge shapes our understanding of ourselves and of the world. How we analyze, organize, and act upon this information influences how well our individual ideas and ideologies scale up to the societal level.
In both developing as individuals and evolving as groups, context matters. This is a book about broadening one's own context, and understanding how personal growth is related to societal well-being.