||Jake Six hunts organics in the waning days of The Last War. But when an organic infects him with a new kind of virus, he finds himself cut off from his synthetic brothers-in-arms and their revered leader, an artificial intelligence known as Lassiter.
Now, hunted by his own kind, Jake must follow the rumors of a massive underground bunker in the Rocky Mountains, said to be the last great holdout of the organic race and possibly, the source of the virus.
But as Lassiter’s army closes in, and organics grow more daring in their attacks, it may already be too late to save synthetic-kind… and himself… from annihilation.
Set in the Vinestead Universe and brimming with twists and clever one-liners, Hybrid Mechanics is another irresistible mash-up of science, mystery, gunplay, and gratuitous nudity from Science Fiction author Daniel Verastiqui.
“Many works of science fiction as well as some forecasts by serious technologists and futurologists predict that enormous amounts of computing power will be available in the future. Let us suppose for a moment that these predictions are correct. One thing that later generations might do with their super-powerful computers is run detailed simulations of their forebears or of people like their forebears. Because their computers would be so powerful, they could run a great many such simulations. Suppose that these simulated people are conscious (as they would be if the simulations were sufficiently fine-grained and if a certain quite widely accepted position in the philosophy of mind is correct). Then it could be the case that the vast majority of minds like ours do not belong to the original race but rather to people simulated by the advanced descendants of an original race. It is then possible to argue that, if this were the case, we would be rational to think that we are likely among the simulated minds rather than among the original biological ones. Therefore, if we don’t think that we are currently living in a computer simulation, we are not entitled to believe that we will have descendants who will run lots of such simulations of their forebears.”
– Nick Bostrom, Are you living in a computer simulation?
Work In Progress
May 11, 2018
With all the notes from alpha readers and my own read-through,
it becomes clear that no mere inline edit is going to get this
train on the right track.
Next stop, full rewrite!
You get a new character arc!
And YOU get new character arc!
EVERYONE gets a new character arc!
April 16, 2018
After reading all of my alpha reader feedback,
I began my read-through of the first draft.
“First off, man what a good ending.”
“Hey Daniel, You suck.”
“Airtight, shit happened each chapter,
and you didn’t waste any time.”
“Sexualize Gabe more possibly but
not as important as Jake’s ass.”
March 7, 2018
Completed the first rewrite of Hybrid Mechanics.
Now the book is off to Alpha Readers to tell me if it’s a novel or not.
January 4, 2018
Decided on a signature font for Hybrid Mechanics: Josefin Sans.
Trust me, this was a very important part of the writing process.
December 31, 2017
Completed the first draft of Hybrid Mechanics.