Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Press Release - State of Mind by Sven Michael Davison

I've not yet read this one, just got the press release. A review copy has been requested, and I'll let you know how it is.
New sci-fi cyber-fiction thriller: State of Mind

LOS ANGELES – Dec 14, 2010 -  Not many people are brave enough or crazy enough to want to be among the first to have the equivalent of a GPS, smart phone, and computer rolled into the form of a microchip embedded in their brains.

Is this a near future world or simply the work of a clever writer? Author Sven Michael Davison, one of the rising young Turks of cyber-fiction literature, has written a new novel, to be published in March 2011, which imagines a time where a P-Chip, as he has named it, has the capabilities to change who we are.
State of Mind, set in Los Angeles in 2030, is a gritty tech-noir that examines the loss of freedom in a city that has been the setting for some classic post-industrial dystopias.  Jake Travissi, the unlikely hero of the story is, after botching the arrest of the son of the governor, banned from the police force and then wins a rare second chance.  The price: volunteer to have a computer chip implanted in his body and join the Homeland Security experimental enhanced unit.

Davison wrestles with many of the most compelling themes of cyberpunk genre today: a
near future world where the daily events of life are played out in a space where the
boundaries between the virtual world and the real world have dissolved.

About the book:
State of Mind by Sven Michael Davison
ISBN: 978-0-9666149-2-3
Publisher: Bedouin Press
Date of publish: March 2011
Pages: 400
S.R.P.: $25.95

About the author:
Sven has worked as a trailer copywriter at Paramount Pictures and a staff screenwriter for
several other smaller production companies.  He was head of 20th Century Fox’s World
Wide Home Entertainment Content and Production Department for ten years.  When not
writing he consults for entertainment technology companies.  This is his second novel.
Film options are currently being shopped and a graphic novel version of State of Mind is
being readied for July Comicon in San Diego.

1 comment:

La Toya said...

I've requested and am reading this book now. I'm interested to see what you think of it as I'm about 75 pages in and am not really that into it. I'm hoping it's one of those books that picks up after the first 100 or so pages!