The front cover of my newest novel, published December, 2011. It’s a geeky novel if there ever was one. Geeky is a good thing.
Expert computer programmer John Farmer brings his pet project to work in order to show it off to Ozzy G. Osgood, his boss and – despite company policy – close personal friend. Predictive Analysis forecasts what people will type: commands, memos, email. Set loose on company systems, the program poses ever greater dangers, getting them both in hot water over real and imagined security breaches. John and Osgood find themselves slinking around the offices in the wee hours, dodging security guards and running the program for good or ill, trying to outwit the artificial intelligence. The powerful program sets off their superiors’ suspicions when they mysteriously know the content of memos before they’re written. All of this, the program precisely predicts and worst-case-scenario-izes for them. Floundering in future-shocking troubles, they devise a desperate plan. Ah, but there are no secrets from Predictive Analysis.
This image is mostly graphics, but it includes a picture of my old beatup briefcase – like the one that figures prominently in the novel – and a fuzzy cup of coffee. The ISBN (for the paper edition) is: 978-1-879211-03-2, 118 pages, trade paperback. It’s on Amazon.com . The book is also available in Kindle edition. E-book, Nook, and other electronic editions are now available on smashwords.com from Barnes & Noble and from a veritable kaboodle of real and electronic retailers.