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EXTINCTION EVENT is a full-length fiction novel set in the present day that belongs in the speculative fiction / dystopian category. It is 433 pages long (Bookman Old Style 11pt font, 1.15 spacing) with 89,400 words. The contents have been edited and proofread by separate professionals (references available upon request). The book is self-published on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.ca/Extinction-Event-William-J-Wittur/dp/1738996611/
https://www.amazon.com/Extinction-Event-William-J-Wittur/dp/1738996611

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Story Synopsis

The main character – known only as LP – tries to reinvent himself by going back to school. With some help from his recording instructor and his friends, he discovers a mystery surrounding different ‘glitches’ heard with analog versus digital recordings of popular songs. He investigates further to discover an important figure from his past who built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform called GAIA which is being used to spread false stories to the public but to also change the fate of the planet and its inhabitants.

Mythology ‘Easter Eggs’

This story is loaded with Easter Eggs related to different mythological sources and resources. Examples include:

Climate Fiction: A New Category for Readers

This is a climate fiction, or ‘cli-fi’ story. As events transpire, the reader is brought into our world in environmental crises. There are several overlapping themes that are explored inĀ Extinction Event, including:

Reviews

5/5: Whether “AI phobic” or not … this book will make you think

Bill Wittur’s first novel is a timely, creative and fast paced read. Imagine a world where an AI platform is asked to save the planet … and does (unfortunately for some of those who trained it). Drawing inspiration from current events and his own varied work experiences, Wittur plays with the “what if” scenarios and creates an AI heroine, GAIA, her evil taskmasters and the brilliant, committed engineer who unleashes a whole new kind of justice on earth and its inhabitants. A fun read!

5/5: Highly recommended!!

Was an excellent read! Great story and character development. It was a hard book to put down. On a side note, I also dug all the music references throughout. Do yourself a favour and grab a copy.

5/5: A fabulous read from cover to cover

I could not put this book down. William Wittur pulls the reader into the world of corporate greed and AI while holding up a stark lens to the devastating state of our environment and our humanity. Wrapped in intrigue, science, unleashed AI and a the fabulous world of the central character, LP.
Hoping there will be more to come from LP and his ark of friends.