Blind Tasting

Where: Silicon Valley
When: present day
Who: three curious, driven friends
What: a killer app that doesn't run on digital hardware

they want to change the world
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About A.C. Houston

I am a linguist and computer programmer who has worked on AI-based decision-support systems, an online strategy game and a semantic search engine. Current interests, besides writing fiction, include bioinformatics and ontology design. I love dogs, good wine, sailboats and scuba diving.

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Blind Tasting (Trailer)
Excerpts from the audiobook edition of Blind Tasting. Immerse yourself in the tale of three geeks and a dog as they explore what is definitely not your ordinary wine trail! Set in Silicon Valley, Napa and Sonoma.

Blind Tasting (Trailer 2)
More excerpts from the audiobook edition of the novel, Blind Tasting. Will sexual rivalries and romantic fallout derail the deviously clever antics of Cory and his friends?

Reviews of Blind Tasting by A.C. Houston

June Bowser-Barrett reviewed on July 5, 2010
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Blind Tasting is simply a great read! An admitted techno-phobe, I never expected to become enmeshed in the lives of these West Coast computer nerds who obsess about things of which I have no clue. But, who can resist Cory's charm and intelligence, Rob's integrity, Dawn's passion for science, or Julie's blending of wine and art??? The characters in this novel, rather than accentuate the differences between us and them, really highlight what is most meaningful about the human condition: work, love, friendship, the bond between animal and man, the simple pleasures of great food and great wine. It should be easy to achieve, but into this recipe for success, the author tosses in sexual jealousy, misunderstandings, missed opportunities, a mystery, sabotage, and criminal activity before resolving the plot. It's funny in parts, informational in parts, wonderfully descriptive in parts, but in the whole a very satisfying romp through the world of high tech and its brainy and very endearing "geeks."
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)

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