Detonation

Sagis Press

Fire, splitting the atom, synthetic biology. There's a dark side to every invention, one which we have been fortunate to contain for most of history. But are we hurtling into the future too fast? Is our unstoppable train of innovation about to run into a powderkeg of explosive potential? Detonation is an immersive, action-packed narrative that is a cautionary reflection on our own innovation-obsessed culture. It follows two societies that are connected, but centuries apart, and their struggle against a superintelligent machine. Amid ideological clashes and political plotting, a diverse cast discovers this insidious threat, one which few can fathom, and fewer can challenge, and they are forced into an escalating conflict against a tireless enemy. 

Detonation is the recipient of a "starred review" from Kirkus Reviews. On average, Kirkus’ editors award the Kirkus Star to 10 percent of all the books they assign for review. Some excerpts from their review follows:

“A highly entertaining and absorbing combination of philosophy and action featuring robustly individualized characters."
“…a future world that vibrates with conflict and ideas.”
“...Otto’s reflections on hubris and warnings about artificial intelligence have a chilling plausibility.”

- Kirkus Reviews (starred review).
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About the author

Erik A. Otto is an accomplished healthcare industry executive and technologist, now turned science fiction author and biotech investor. He was formerly President and Co-Founder of InSpark Technologies, a digital health company that applied advanced pattern recognition algorithms to warn people with diabetes in advance of periods of risk.

Erik's works of fiction expose the impact of cultural and technological themes on society in a number of futuristic and other-worldly settings. He focuses on delivering intricate plotting, diverse characters and action-driven story telling to immerse the reader in thought-provoking events and circumstances.

In addition to writing, Erik is currently serving as the Managing Director of Ethagi Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting the safe and ethical use of artificial general intelligence technologies. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

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Additional Information

Publisher
Sagis Press
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Published on
Mar 16, 2018
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Pages
632
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ISBN
9781732136106
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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