I’m in the middle of preparing Their Last Hope for publication. Every book needs a cover, and for Their Last Hope, I used a new cover designer. She came up with a fantastic cover.
Their Last Hope is a standalone science fiction novel about an AI specialist and sentient androids. When I started writing it, I thought that maybe it would fall into the cyberpunk genre. It doesn’t. It’s more a visionary/dystopian novel.
Here’s the blurb:
AI specialist Liz Price is determined to see sentient androids in her lifetime, but then she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. Hoping that her dream will be realized in the future, she arranges to be cryogenically frozen upon her death.
When Liz is revived years later, she expects to be cured. But sentient androids are taking humans and killing them for some unknown reason. They control the medical system, and they don’t treat serious illnesses.
A resistance group wants Liz to turn the androids back into mindless machines. They tell her that’s the only way to stop the androids, and the only way she’ll be cured.
Liz wants to live, so she agrees to work with the resistance. She secretly hopes she can reason with the androids, but then she finds out why they’re taking humans.
The story has received an enthusiastic response from everyone who has read it. My usual editor said that out of everything I’ve written, it’s her favourite story, and she has read everything, from the Rymellan Series to the Daros Chronicles.
Their Last Hope has the dubious distinction of spending the most time on my hard drive between completion of the first draft and publication. I put it aside several times to finish the Daros Chronicles. I’m pleased that it’ll finally go out into the world.
Instead of publishing the eBook and then doing print, I’m doing what I used to do and publishing both versions at around the same time. Once I’ve approved the print proof, I’ll upload the eBook to the bookstores. The proof is on its way, so it’s just a matter of when it will arrive and whether it passes muster.
Enjoy your weekend!