A Black Tie Affair

An obsessive android engineer infiltrates a socialite party to be close to his creation. During the party, he finds himself entangled in a game he doesn't entirely understand, and that could find him on the run from the authorities...
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Words: 3,860
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301522514
About Grant Piercy

I'm a self-published writer, originally from Illinois. I grew up in the orbit of the strange planet Chicago -- just out of reach, but just close enough that it feels like home. Relocated to central Ohio to be with my wife about a decade ago, so I suppose Columbus is my home now. For a number of years, I've worked in the courseware development industry, creating educational materials for IT companies.

I've been writing since I was a kid on my Dad's Apple II -- sometimes tidbit stories based on dreams, sometimes raving, suicidal anecdotes from a depressed teenager, but most often about trying to find connection in a world in which I've often felt alien. It shouldn't have been any surprise that, after failing to satisfactorily follow through on a massive tome more in common with a conspiratorial transgressive fiction novel, I gravitated toward science fiction, especially after discovering the work of Philip K. Dick and Kurt Vonnegut.

The first book I've self-published -- The Erased -- contains strands from all of the above influences. You might feel that yearning to connect that you'd see in the work of Chuck Palahniuk, the brevity of chapters and manic weaving of elements similar to Cat's Cradle from Vonnegut, and of course, the android problem of PKD. Whether or not I actually continue on in science fiction is a different story. I've got other works-in-progress that will hopefully see the light of day.

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