Coming to a Galaxy Near You
“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Launch of the ebook version of CONVERGENCE
Location: Circinus Galaxy
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The ebook launch of Convergence is being held 13 Million Light years away at the Circinus Galaxy. However if in the unlikley event you can't make that then you can still take part here or on facebook.
Well Convergence is available from today (25th Oct) on Kindle, Apple's ibooks on itunes and other digital platforms which you should be able to access here on planet Earth. If you buy a copy on any of these platforms and let me know in the comments below that you have, then you'll be entered into a competition to win a signed copy of the paperback which is released on the 30 Dec 2013. ( Competition open to UK and USA only )
To find out more about the book visit my publisher's site here :
If you don't have a Kindle or Apple product you can read it on your smartphone or computer by getting the free read anywhere Kindle app ...
Definition: Convergence Point - a lifetime’s worth of memories contained within an infinitely small amount of time.
When the Convergence Project manages to record a Convergence Point, a shimmering orb is brought into being that expands out destroying the earth. Inside the Orb is paradise, a beautiful, sun-drenched, lush environment where humanity and nature fuse and beauty, love and hope are woven into the landscape...
The Convergence Project is a covert military/governmental science project that uses prisoners on death row to explore what happens to people as they die. The experience of life flashing before your eyes, just before death is a process called active retrieval where memories are being recalled and lived out again in the mind.
As the amount of time before death decreases the brain exponentially increases the speed of playback and starts looping: repeating over and over a lifetime’s worth of memories. Each playback makes the memories stronger and retains more detail. Eventually an infinite playback speed is reached forming a memory singularity called a Convergence Point, where the ‘moment’ lasts for ever and the person effectively enters an afterlife of their own making.
Killing subjects by lethal injection within an enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core, brain activity can be imaged moments before the Convergence Point forms. The ‘near’ Convergence Points are downloaded into neutral clones which effectively decode the brain patterns back into memories. These Convergence Clones undergo psychoanalysis to try to gain an understanding of the death experience.
"Featuring an extraordinary cast of characters and a labyrinthine plot that twists and turns, Convergence is unsettling, ambitious, lyrical and utterly gripping."
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