Genres: Science Fiction
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Whitman Emerson had everything a man could want: a beautiful girlfriend, a growing recognition in literary circles, the respect of his peers, and more than enough money. Until he discovers his bank account has been depleted. A few days later he loses his job. Old friends who may have been able to help him either die, disappear or disown him. Everywhere he goes, he is watched by security cameras. Then he is arrested for child pornography.
Bourbon bottle in hand, he trudged to the door and opened it to red blinking lights of half a dozen police cars. He was pushed aside as black-suited officers forced themselves past him. Roughly grabbed by one of the officers, Whit listened as a detective recited his Miranda rights. Within moments he was handcuffed and led outside.
On the run from the law, Whit joins up a stuttering computer nerd, Rick, and his younger sister, Mary. The trio gradually put the puzzle pieces together and realize their lives and the lives of all humans have been subtly manipulated by a computer, a computer which controls all data… anywhere, from banks to hospitals to online games.
Interview with Robert Sells
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
No. A pro football player, fireman, soldier, but never a writer. Ended up being a teacher and happy
with that choice.
At what age did you discover your love of writing?
About three years ago at the age of 62.
What was the first story that you wrote?
A magical horse and a forgotten princess took up ten handwritten pages nearly fifty years ago when
my younger sister was recuperating from a hip operation.
When were you first published? How were you discovered?
2012 and I was ‘discovered’ after submitting my work to over twenty different publishers.
What is the most difficult part of the whole writing process?
Writing the second sentence.
What do you like to read?
Classics: Dickens, Austen, Conrad, Hardy. Occasionally a thriller. Now I read to find out how
write for today’s audience.
What writer influences you the most?
If your book was made into a TV series or Movie, which actors would you like to see playing your
Where can people learn more about you?
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?
I have many stories waiting in the queue.
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