Sunday, October 13, 2019

"Synapse" by Steven James Book Tour

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Book: Synapse
Author: Steven James
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 8, 2019
cover SynapseThirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines know, but what they believe. Is hope real for them, or merely an illusion?
Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon.
But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions that Artificials were never meant to ask.
Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, Steven James offers us a glimpse into the future and into our own hearts.
Synapse is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn.

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"Synapse" by  Steve James  is a book that I am truly shocked to say that I liked it. I say this because I really don't like Sci-Fi, at least I didn't before reading this book. I usually have a hard time following but this book was easy to follow and I also like that the main character was a female preacher and I appreciate the fact that she questions her faith after God doesn't answer a prayer the way she wanted Him to.

Ok, My favorite character  in this book is an Artificial, a robot. I am not sure why, unless it because his name is Jordan, which is my oldest granddaughter's name, but her name is spelled Jordin.  But, it could be because Jordan is asking questions about God and wanting to really to be forgiven about something in his past. I do have to warn readers that there is talk of a  person's suicide by cutting of her wrists. This is done in the past and not done with any of the present characters in the book. 

I would even be willing to read another sci-fi title from this author.

I received a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own. 

About the Author
stevenjamesSteven James is the critically acclaimed, national bestselling author of sixteen novels. His work has been optioned by ABC Studios and praised by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books, and many others. His pulse-pounding, award-winning thrillers are known for their intricate storylines and insightful explorations of good and evil.  When he’s not working on his next book, he’s either teaching master classes on writing throughout the country, trail running, or sneaking off to catch a matinee.

More from Steven

“James is a pro at creating suspense.”
Criminal Element 

“stimulating tale…thrilling story of greed and corruption”
Publishers Weekly STARRED review

Read my op-ed on robots and faith in the New York Times

I grew up reading and loving science fiction stories. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of artificial intelligence, but as I’ve thought about it over the years, I’ve realized that our lives are not based just on what we know, but also what we believe. So, I started asking myself, “What would the world look like if machines developed artificial belief?” Within a few decades, advanced AIs might very well have consciousness and self-awareness. At that point, what will they choose to believe about the meaning of live, God, and the afterlife?
All of these questions were in my mind as I wrote Synapse, a story that takes place 30 years from now in a world very much like our own. This is a cautionary tale with implications that are both chilling and revealing and I think that if you like suspense, you’ll love this near-future thriller.
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