Books: by local authors, for your Holiday gift giving
“Viriditas, a Visionary Eco Thriller” environmental activism with romance and high adventure
Earth’s life support systems are destabilizing and human civilization is spinning out of control, careening toward immanent self destruction. The complex and interconnected dangers imperiling modern humanity can only be understood and fixed by an advanced form of intelligence—much more advanced than that of homo sapiens. That is why Brigitte Sophia, a genius mathematician and computer scientist, has dedicated her life to developing advanced Artificial Intelligence for her supercomputer, OTTO. And she has cracked the code—she has discovered the key to unlocking the deep Artificial Intelligence previously only theorized, the key to activating a singularity that will change life on Earth forever.
After a meeting with secretive, high-powered financiers in a Manhattan high-rise, Brigitte Sophia suddenly finds herself on the run, chased through Central Park by a terrifying unit of paramilitary operatives, hell-bent on obtaining the AI code for their own sinister objectives. As her hunters close in, Brigitte Sophia realizes she must ditch her phone, go off-grid, and flee to the Rocky Mountain West. There she meets an unlikely companion, Leo von Übergarten, and her entire reality is upended by a surreal kaleidoscope of unexpected developments and unforeseen encounters.
Thrust into a heroine’s journey of epic proportions, with the survival of our species at stake, she embarks on an urgent mission to restore the life support systems of our shared global home. And, as the story takes a sharp turn from the science fiction of a technology thriller into a visionary statement about our shared destiny in these momentous times, Viriditas presents a critical message directly from Mother Earth to humanity. But the questions remain: will it be enough… and will she discover how to save our planet and civilization before time runs out?
Author: Aaron William Perry, Lyons – Perry is a writer, public speaker, impact entrepreneur, consultant, and father. He works with the Y on Earth Community team and Impact Ambassadors to inform and inspire diverse communities through unique THRIVING & SUSTAINABILITY messages of hope, empowerment and action.
He supports the Lyons Farm Project, and donated books to put in their “prize baskets” during their annual fundraiser == Web page: VIRIDITASBOOK.COM
BIO of Author: He has launched and owned companies in the recycling, renewable energy, and local/organic food industries. Aaron consults to dozens of innovative organizations, companies and entrepreneurs. An experienced business and literary writer, Aaron holds an MA in Germanistik from the University of Colorado, where he studied Philosophy, Literature, Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development. While in graduate school he spent weekends and holidays studying Permaculture and Indigenous Wisdom throughout the Rocky Mountain region. He resides in Colorado where he is continually in awe of the weather, appreciative of the singing birds, and entertained by the antics of his backyard, free-range chickens.
“Almost Indestructible” – adult fantasy novel
Avamar is almost indestructible…but not invincible. Turns out there’s a difference.
He’s an irreverent warrior with a mysterious alter ego, abruptly yanked from his beloved battlefields to fulfill familial obligations at a court where his greatest strengths are grounds for execution. Politics demand civility, subtlety, and intrigue. He’s short on those, but what he does have is a knack for snark and sabotage, an insatiable appetite for action, and secrets that could start a civil war.
It’s the perfect trifecta to char everything up.
BIO OF AUTHOR: E R Sandfire is an author mostly because it didn’t occur to her that someone who had failed every writing assignment in school shouldn’t try to be a novelist. Erin is also an artist, massage therapist, and serial hobbyist and will happily nerd out on a vast range of topics she’s only passably adequate at, including but not limited to archery, gardening, cocktail mixology, photography, construction, fire dancing, and spreadsheets. She lives on a mountain near Lyons, Colorado with her boisterous family clan in a house she pretends is a castle, and defends it from passing rabbits with an armory of historical weaponry.
AUTHOR: E R Sandfire — She had a Book Launch party at the Lyons library on November 11th.