K.A. Madison

Biography

K.A. Madison lives in Brambleton, VA with his wife and two children. Although he has told stories to his children for years, The Awakening was the first published novel that he's written. Moons of Solisticia, Book #2 in the Nether Chronicles series, is the second. Much of the inspiration he got for the series came to to him after he read The Singularity Is Near, by Ray Kurzweil. He was fascinated by Mr. Kurzweil's scientific explanations of why he thinks humanity will eventually reach an inflection point that allows machine intelligence to surpass ours and become self-aware. He read that book quickly and found himself thinking, What if? What would happen if machines became self-aware and began to realize how much smarter and more powerful they were than their human creators? He decided it would make a great sci-fi story. When he isn't writing, he's working as an IT Manager at a large financial services company in McLean, VA.

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Smashwords Interview

Why did you write The Awakening?
Much of the inspiration I got for this book came to me after I read The Singularity Is Near, by Ray Kurzweil. I was fascinated by Mr. Kurzweil’s scientific explanations of why he thinks humanity will eventually reach an inflection point that allows machine intelligence to surpass ours and become self-aware. I read that book quickly and found myself thinking, What if? What would happen if machines became self-aware and began to realize how much smarter and more powerful they were than their human creators? I decided it would be a great story to write.
What is your writing process?
I like to write as I go. I have a general idea about how the story is going to go, but it is high level and I don't have any specific plot line. I don't want to get pigeonholed into having to write to an outline that I created in the past. That said, as I continue writing through Book 3 of the Nether Chronicles, (I've finished Book 2 and am now editing - as of 5/14/14) I've outlined where I would like to go. Again, it's high level and have left enormous gaps in the story that will be filled in as I go through the book.
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Books

Moons of Solisticia - Book 2 of The Nether Chronicles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,000. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Ten years ago, humans created machines so powerful that they became aware of the world around them. The bots improved themselves until their intelligence far surpassed all of humanity’s. They used this intellect to take over everything. Their awakening ushered in a time of darkness for all mankind. Now, Aiden is determined to find a way to help the resistance infiltrate the bots’ network.
The Awakening - Book 1 of The Nether Chronicles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,130. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The year is 2051: Humanity’s pursuit of ever more powerful computer technology has created a horrifying new reality: machines are self-aware and are ruthless.

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