The Smart App

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
New technologies can change everything. Like Zuckerberg, three computer science undergrads come up with the next big thing. Will their creation help the world or enslave it? Techies want to emulate it, IT companies want to buy it, the government wants to stop it. It might make the creators rich but it might also get them killed. More

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About Roy Raymond

Roy Raymond works in the high tech industry as a consultant and business manager. He has also written for and produced theatre and worked in publishing and the arts.

He currently lives on an island moored somewhere near Sydney, Australia, with his wife and three children.


Review by: Alister Harmon on May 1, 2012 :
Wow. A book of awesome ideas. As I was reading the last chapter my wife told me to quit saying ‘oh my god’. More please Mr Raymond!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Bob Cunningham on April 19, 2012 : (no rating)
Intriguing near-future SciFi thriller based upon an interesting "what if" idea, which a plot built upon both expected and unexpected consequences.

Marred, however, by a certain amount of awkward writing. There are some awkward POV and scene shifts; and just enough speaker attributions left out of dialog so that readers may not always be certain which character is speaking. Some character motivations may may not be all that convincing.

Nonetheless, an intriguing read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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