Dhata Mays

The Synth Crisis

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Thirsty Bird Productions
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In a war between man and machine, he must find a way to protect them all...

After a devastating war forced humans to rely on synths for survival, the two have learned to coexist peacefully.

Until now....

When detective Dhata Mays is called in to investigate a homicide, what he uncovers threatens the serenity of this futuristic society.  The gruesome murder means only one thing:  someone is ready to incite another war.  Now, it's up to Dhata to ensure that the truth stays hidden--to protect both sides of the battle.  But can he be unbiased in a black and white world that forces him to take sides?

Books in the Synth Crisis Universe:
- Dhata Mays (Prequel)
- The Judas Cypher
- The Unsung Frame
- The Sigma Imperative

Keywords: private investigator, police, detective, cyber, mob, mafia, organized crime, yakuza, future, noir, serial killer, dark, vigilante justice, thriller, assassin, terrorism, technothriller, revenge, urban, cyberpunk, conspiracy, corporations, techno, artificial intelligence, robots, androids, cyborgs, ai, mystery, thriller, metaphysical, visionary, detective

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About the author

Greg Dragon brings a fresh perspective to fiction by telling human stories of life, love, and relationships in a science fiction setting. This unconventional author spins his celestial scenes from an imagination nurtured from being an avid reader himself. His exposure to multiple cultures, religions, martial arts and travel lends a unique dynamic to his stories. You can enjoy excerpts from his work by visiting his website at https://gregdragon.com.

Join Greg's mailing list for free stories/books & new releases. ➜ http://gregwrites.co
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Publisher
Thirsty Bird Productions
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Published on
Jan 27, 2018
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Pages
151
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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A synthetic stem cell called a biomite can replace any cell in your body. They are infallible. As our percentages of biomites rise, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier. We become better.


Can we resist the temptation of perfection? Are we still human when our bodies are replaced by synthetic replications?


If biomites exist, laws will be imposed to prevent excess and abuse. Those with 50% biomites will no longer be considered human. 


They will be halfskin.


Halfksin: The Vignettes is a compendium of short stories found throughout the Halfskin trilogy, a harbinger of what humanity’s pursuit of perfection may look like.

 

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR


WHAT GENRE DO YOU PREFER?

Science fiction, dystopia, technothriller and, to some extent, young adult. I do have a series of novellas in the vampire genre. Yeah, I know. Doesn’t fit. That character, Drayton, came out of nowhere when I was at a community theatre production of Dracula. I figured that an immortal vampire would more likely become compassionate and wise as he grew older. The technothriller Halfskin is similar to vampires in that technology promises immortality and complete control of our bodies. But then what?


WHY A SYNTHETIC STEM CELL?

Organic life is too nilly-willy. We’re limited by our DNA. Give it to the scientists to perfect this vehicle that carries us around because it is a vehicle. If we no longer have organic bodies, if every one of our cells is replaced by something manmade all the way down to the neurons and synapses, then what are we? What if our world is just a computerized environment, ala The Matrix? Would we know the difference? Look, we’re printing organs today. I’m not, but someone is. Some genius has figured out how to push play and heart or liver or kidney comes down the chute. Halfskin takes the idea into the distant future and explores whether this leads to more happiness or just more of the same. Because more money, more problems.


DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER JOB BESIDES AUTHOR?

Day job, I’m a college horticulture teacher. Writing is a passion. No plans to change it. 


WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Breathe.


WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?

Omnipresent supergalactic oneness.


IF WE HAD A CUSTOM THAT ALLOWED US TO EAT OUR CHILDREN, WHAT KIND OF SAUCE WOULD YOU USE?

Ketchup, the miracle condiment.


ARE OUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES STEALING OUR SOUL? AND IF SO, DO YOU MAKE 

OFFERINGS TO YOUR TOASTER?

I offer white bread and the toaster gives back crunchy, brown bread. Never doubt a true miracle. 


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