Kill Process

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Angie exploits her database access at Tomo, the world's largest social network, to profile and kill domestic abusers. When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product, Angie realizes the company itself is just another evil abuser. To destroy Tomo, she must build a new social network that's distributed and unstoppable. But how can she succeed when the world’s largest company is out to crush her? More

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About William Hertling

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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About the Series: Kill Chain
Corporate and government control over the Internet and people's data calls for a new solution to privacy, data ownership, and social media. One woman has the answer: a revolutionary new platform called Tapestry.

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P DD reviewed on Jan. 4, 2019

I just finished Kill Process, and it was one of the best novels I’ve read on Smashwords. The blend of psycho-drama and hard sci-fi was a nice break from the regurgitated horror and fantasy tropes.

As an IT worker and a person who has worked with many victims of violence, the story held together well, and the details riveted my attention. I also enjoyed Angie’s growth and the upward trajectory of the story—a satisfying break from the dearth of dystopian narratives that have floooded the market in the recent past.

Combining all this with a vision of an internet freed from corporate and government influence made me wish it wasn’t just fiction. I’m ready to crowd source Tapestry-let’s get the campaign started!
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Meg Stone reviewed on Jan. 26, 2017

Kill Process by William Hertling - what a treat! I've read Hertling's 4 "Singularity Series" novels and seen this writer develop. Although, Avogadro Corp (the first of the singularity series) was astonishingly fresh(smart, original, disturbing) and well written - for an new indie writer, Kill Process is well worth waiting for. Yeah, I'm gushing... I loved this novel! I'm also kind of blown away with how skillfully Hertling wrote in first-person, from a woman's point of view. The accuracy of the psychological ramifications of domestic abuse-violence are downright chilling. It's a risky subject to take on, especially in a novel, but Hurtling managed to use it to the story's advantage, and to shed some much needed light on it - thanks for that! Descriptions of computer hacking are deliciously geeky, yet accessible: no talking-down to the reader. Hertling shows us, hackers are people too. All-in-all, Kill Process is a top-notch novel, rivaling anything I've seen lately from the publishing houses.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
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