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The Countdown


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The Countdown by Mr Carl Keitz
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James has the world's most advanced artificial intelligence installed in a contact lens that's strapped to his eye. But James is a chronic underachiever and has never aspired for anything more than just surviving. Val as the AI likes to called helps him romance a beautiful one armed violinist by building her a functioning robotic arm. For once in his life, James is doing more than just surviving, he's alive. Just as Val injects some excitement into his life, she begins a frightening countdown of 4 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes, and 33 seconds (4D8H54M33S.) What follows is a strange journey through the mind of a malfunctioning AI's psyche to discover what the countdown means. What James finds is that the fate of the world may very well rest in the hands of a chronic underachiever. The Countdown is a modern day, earth based science fiction novel with elements of theoretical technology. At times it explores freewill and human psychology. It contains bits of comedy mixed with sci-fi action.

Author Biography

Carl began his storytelling career writing and directing his own films. They were shot on small budgets using every favor he could get for equipment and services. They won he and the actors in them various awards in numerous film festivals. Including a silver screen award at the Nevada film festival. He eventually moved onto full length screenplays and got several awards of recognition in numerous screenwriting festivals. He's a huge fan of movies, comics, and books. So far he has not found a form of storytelling he does not enjoy and spends most of his time studying and practicing this art form. His upcoming projects include a screenplay, a comic and a sequel to his debut novel, The Countdown. He doesn't sleep much. You can check out his sleep deprived rantings on twitter @TufftedSquirrel.
Release date NZ
April 25th, 2018
Illustrated by Crystal Keitz
Illustrations, black and white
Carl Keitz
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