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Camel Press Announces the April Release of The Infinity Program: A Quantum Computer Run Amok
If a computer told you it could save the world, would you believe it? On April 1, 2014, Camel Press will release The Infinity Program, a work of science fiction by debut novelist Richard H. Hardy.

BriefingWire.com, 11/11/2013 - Seattle, WA.—If a computer told you it could save the world, would you believe it?

On April 1, 2014, Camel Press will release The Infinity Program ($13.95, 250 pp., ISBN: 978-1-60381-933-6), a work of science fiction by debut novelist Richard H. Hardy.

Jon Graeme and Harry Sale are unlikely friends. Harry is a world-class programmer, but his abrasive personality alienates co-workers. In contrast, Jon is a handsome and easy-going technical writer, the low man on the IT totem pole.

Sharing a love of nature, the men set out together, planning to go their separate ways—Jon on a hike and Harry, fly fishing. Three days later, Jon arrives at the rendezvous point, but his friend is nowhere in sight. When Jon finds Harry unconscious on the floor of a cave, Harry claims to have been lying there the entire time. But he is neither cold nor hungry. What Jon doesn’t know is that Harry fell into an underground cavern, where he came into contact with an alien quantum computer.

Back at work, Harry jettisons his regular tasks and concentrates exclusively on inventing new operating language to access the alien system. In the process he crashes his office’s Super Computer and is fired. Jon convinces the company to give Harry a second chance, arguing that the system he has invented will make them millions.

Jon has no idea what havoc Harry is about to unleash.

Says the author, “When I worked with programmers, I saw them blow up and walk out the door over a point in logic and react to criticism like a mother who had just been told that she had an ugly baby. I saw them working thirty-six hours straight, absolutely ecstatic when they had a breakthrough, or banging their heads against their desks when they failed. They were passionate, intense, and larger than life. I soon decided to write a book about them. Not the same people, of course, but imaginary characters filled with that intense passion and bubbling over with that odd mix of logic and irrationality.”

Richard H. Hardy was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His family later moved to England and then on to America. Most of Richard’s career has been in Hi Tech, where he was soon promoted from technical writer to Senior EDI Programmer, creating EDI maps and writing UNIX scripts and troubleshooting on AIX systems throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Infinity Program is Richard’s first published novel. He and his wife live in New Hampshire. You can find Richard online at richard-hardy.com.

If you are interested in posting a review, contact info@camelpress.com.

The Infinity Program is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com. After April 1, 2014, it will also be available in eBook and 6x9 trade paperback formats online at BN.com, Amazon.com, the European Amazons and Amazon Japan. Bookstores and libraries can order through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, or by contacting info@camelpress.com, Follett Library Resources or Midwest Library Service. Other eBook formats can be purchased on Smashwords.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction, hor*ror … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

 
 
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