We are excited to announce our next charity steampunk anthology, Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages in Alternate Worlds, available soon through booksellers in print and ebook editions and at Clockwork Alchemy 2017.
We’re about to release the ebook of Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis, but first we want to give you a free copy of the PDF edition as a thank-you for joining our mailing list. Book Description: Artificial intelligence. AI. The spark that brings about the robot apocalypse. In fiction, AIs always have weaknesses: they’re vulnerable to logical paradoxes, back door viruses and pesky EMP blasts. Real AIs would have no such comforting limitations: deft at parsing speech, clever at closing their own loopholes, and secured in military-hardened housings, a true general artificial intelligence would prove a difficult challenge to defeat … even to its own designer.
Written by a PhD in artificial intelligence, “Sibling Rivalry” tells the story of the Nicole AI system, the most advanced artificial intelligence ever created … until today. Confronted with a newer, better sibling designed to replace her, Nicole decides that instead of becoming an obsolete brain in a box, she’d rather become an unstoppable killer. With his team, and perhaps the entire building, dead, Nicole’s designer is trapped in a battle of wits with his own creation. Attempt after attempt fails, and with his oxygen running out, Nicole’s designer finds himself running a deadly race with Nicole … to see who can stop whose weak heart first.
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Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce that we will be publishing the young adult science fiction trilogy The Lunar Cycle by David Colby. We’re bringing Book 1, Debris Dreams, back into print and will subsequently publish Book 2, Shattered Sky , and Book 3, Luna’s Lament.
Debris Dreams begins in 2069 on a space station at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point L1.
Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Xao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit the Moon’s resources. Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a separatist group from the Moon destroys Earth’s space elevator. In a flash, Dru’s parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.
The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can she survive deadly space debris and terrorist attacks to find her way home to Sarah?
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We’re having a book launch party for our new Snapbook line featuring Beyond the Fence by Marilyn Horn and Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis! Snapbooks—the Thinking Ink Press take on chapbooks—are short books packed with page-turning stories. Join us at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose on Friday, June 24, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Marilyn and Anthony will read their work, and Keiko O’Leary will demonstrate and teach the art of hand-folding Instant Books from a single sheet of paper. You can also check out beautiful, original cover art created by local artist Sandi Billingsley for Thinking Ink Press.
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What: Launch party for Beyond the Fence and Sibling Rivalry When: Friday, June 24, 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Kaleid Gallery 88 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA, 95112, USA TEL: +1-408- 947-1785 Parking: Kaleid is located in downtown San Jose, on the street level of the Fourth Street parking garage (near the King Library). Garage parking costs $5 after 6:00 p.m. Street parking can be hard to find, but is free after 6:00 p.m. What Do I Need to Do?: Come to the party and bring friends!
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Praise for Beyond the Fence “The stories in Marilyn Horn’s Beyond the Fence are strange. But the strangeness is just one of their charms, for by the time we’re exiting the stories, the strange has come to seem familiar—even ordinary. This is a testament to Horn’s powers as a storyteller. She creates worlds in which talking dolphins and soul DNA and attic monsters are both astonishing and commonplace. This book is a pleasure all the way through.” —Charles Rafferty, Director of MFA Program, Albertus Magnus College
About Sibling Rivalry Written by a PhD in artificial intelligence, “Sibling Rivalry” tells the story of the Nicole AI system, the most advanced artificial intelligence ever created … until today. Confronted with a newer, better sibling designed to replace her, Nicole decides that instead of becoming an obsolete brain in a box, she’d rather become an unstoppable killer. With his team, and perhaps the entire building, dead, Nicole’s designer is trapped in a battle of wits with his own creation. Attempt after attempt fails, and with his oxygen running out, Nicole’s designer finds himself running a deadly race with Nicole … to see who can stop whose weak heart first.
“Sibling Rivalry” was Epic award-winning author Anthony Francis’s first publication, appearing in The Leading Edge magazine in 1995. Thinking Ink Press is proud to bring this classic science fiction story back into print in Snapbook and e-book form.
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