Sunday, May 16, 2021

NBTM: Can Machines Bring Peace? by Floor Kist

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Can Machines Bring Peace? by Floor Kist, a Science Fiction book available now. The tour will run every Thursday for 16 weeks starting on September 9, and Floor Kist is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF or epub copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Floor Kist will be awarding a $30 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host.

Can a machine bring peace? Or are humans built for war?

450 years after Earth was bombed back to the Stone Age, a young diplomat searches for lost human settlements. Kazimir Sakhalinsk narrowly escapes an exploration mission gone wrong and searches for ways to make future missions safer for his people. A festival introduces him to the Marvelous Thinking Machine.

A machine Kazimir believes can change everything.

For his admiral it’s nothing more than a silly fairground gimmick. But Kazimir is convinced. Convinced enough to go against orders and build one of his own. Convinced enough to think he can bring peace. Convinced enough to think humanity is worth saving. What if he’s wrong?

He asks his hikikomori sister, a retired professor filling her empty days, the owner of the festival machine and the admiral’s daughter for help. Will that be enough?

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