William Hertling

Biography

William E. Hertling is a digital native who grew up on the online chat and bulletin board systems of the mid 1980s, giving him twenty-five years experience participating in and creating online culture. A science fiction writer and digital strategist, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

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The Case of the Wilted Broccoli
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
Willow and her brothers want to build the best science fair project ever: a quadcopter that flies itself. But the science fair takes an unexpected backseat when students at Mt. Hood Elementary start getting sick. Willow and her brothers will have to use all their detective skills to trace their food back to its source to solve The Case of the Wilted Broccoli.
The Last Firewall
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Series: Singularity, Singularity Series Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,900. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In 2035, The Institute for Ethics keeps the peace, using social reputation to ensure robots and humans don't harm each other. But a powerful AI named Adam has found a way around the restrictions. Catherine Matthews has a unique gift: the ability to manipulate the net with her neural implant. She is the last firewall between Adam and his quest for world domination.
A.I. Apocalypse
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Series: Singularity, Singularity Series Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,630. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When a teenager creates an evolving computer virus, he crashes the world’s computer infrastructure. But evolution never stops: the virus continues to advance, developing intelligence and an entire civilization. It becomes a race against time and the military to find a way to befriend or eliminate the virus.
Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears
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Series: Singularity, Singularity Series Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program. When the project is in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating an artificial intelligence. David is initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as he realizes he's being manipulated.

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  • Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse on Nov. 23, 2011

    This book grabbed me right from the beginning. I liked the Portland, Oregon setting. It's very scary to imagine just what it would be like to have a real zombie apocalypse.