The Taylorean Directive Episode 1: Die and Learn

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New York Megacity, April 1st, 2449 5:45 A.M.

Gloria began her day by being positively, physically, undeniably dead. As if that wasn’t the worst that could happen to her that day, she must do an uneasy truce with Alexandra Hastings a.k.a. Alluring Blonde the AI that had framed hear almost fifty years before, and confront BlueHair Enterprises and its owner. More

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About Edwin Stark

Hello, my name's Edwin Stark, and I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. That's South America for the few geographically-challenged ones out there. I suppose that somehow the stork had just stumbled out from a pub while it was delivering me, (it was confused to say the least) and mishandled my humble persona, leaving me stranded in this unlikely place.

Having German ancestry, I spoke that language as a toddler, but my Mom had the misconception that I'd fit better here if I spoke Spanish, so that tongue was lost during my growing years. I grew up dreaming crazy tales and was my teacher's pet when it came to composition class—but not in deportment: that was for certain—and as I grew up I tried to get noticed as a writer by submitting to every magazine and writing contest available in my home country. No such luck; the publishing market in Venezuela is utterly locked out: you can only see your words in print if you're already a notorious politician or a TV celebrity. Since I wasn't in the inclination of becoming a serial murderer to achieve notoriousness and get published, the need to rethink the approach to my writing career became a must.

Eventually, I decided to switch languages and start writing in English. I was already proficient in that language… but was I good enough to tell stories in that fashion?
I then started to write short stories, effectively dumping my native language. I wrote nearly 200 short stories during a period of about eighteen months, slowly learning the nuances of story-telling in another language than your own. I already had the benefit of having the knack of telling a tale; I only had to adjust. 190 of them short tales certainly sucked; 10 were really neat, but the important thing was the learning process. These ten tales eventually made it into Cuentos, the short story collection which became my third book. I succeeded so well in tearing myself apart from Spanish, that almost everyone I meet online says: "I CAN'T BELIEVE ENGLISH ISN'T YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE!"

So far, I wrote four books: AI Rebellion, a rather preachy cyberpunk thriller that still shows the struggle of switching languages (and I only recommend people to read it if they're on an archeological mood, as in if they're interested in seeing my progress as a writer), Eco Station One, a very bizarre and funny satire, the aforementioned Cuentos, and The Clayton Chronicles, a rather cookie-cut vampire tale. All these are available for the Kindle reader on Amazon, in paperbacks and all e-book formats in Smashwords.

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Review by: Cherie on April 21, 2013 :
This is a short sequel to A.I. Rebellion. I liked the first book and was very interested in reading more. This one didn’t satisfy as it left me wanting to learn more about these characters. I do hope there are future books in this series.
A.I. Rebellion
Our world but with a small number of artificial Intelligence individuals moving and manipulating things through their global cyber circuits. Fascinating concepts that caused me to almost wish those A.I.s were real. Almost.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cherie on April 21, 2013 :
This is a short sequel to A.I. Rebellion. I liked the first book and was very interested in reading more. This one didn’t satisfy as it left me wanting to learn more about these characters. I do hope there are future books in this series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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