Imagine being pulled apart atom by atom as the very core of your being goes whooshing (scientific term) across the cosmos to be reassembled elsewhere. Don’t worry about leg room on this trip. You won’t have any legs, arms, or other vital organs to get in the way. But what happens when there’s a blip in the system and you find out that the computer assembled a second you elsewhere in the world. Between the pages of The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein out today, Joel Byram encounters that very predicament along with a shadow organization at his heels and a marriage falling apart at his feet.
Last year, Geek & Sundry and Inkshares held a contest to find the very best in Hard Science Fiction written by people with little more than a dream and a word processor. Keep that fluffy science to yourself. We wanted the best of the beakers when it came to stories that looked into what made the universe tick. Hundreds entered, but only one would carry the G&S literary seal of approval.
Tal managed to not only to find an intriguing premise that would get you thinking at page one, but he also managed to do so with compelling characters that managed to breathe life into every moment. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Before the pages even cool or the digitized bits can reassemble on your screen, The Punch Escrow has already been picked up by Lionsgate to become a major motion picture. Now is the perfect time to pick up your copy of the book, so you can wear that sly smile and tell everyone that you already read the book before it hits the local marquee.
Head over to Inkshares to see how it all began, pick up the book, and don’t forget to read Tal’s series of articles on Geek & Sundry about the future of technology, The Future is Now.
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