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About Toby Weston
Weston was born in Truro, England. Up until the age of 19, he lived in the fishing village of Mevagissey in Cornwall. In 1993 he graduated from Exeter University with a BSc in Biology. After University he took several jobs in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Australia before returning to England to complete a Master's Degree in Software Engineering at the University of Westminster. After graduation, he joined Logica and has worked in IT ever since. In 2006 he took a sabbatical to study Artificial Intelligence and Computational Neuroscience at University of Sussex. He now works in digital transformation and writes Science Fiction novels part-time in Zurich, Switzerland.
Weston writes in the genre of hard science fiction, exploring dystopian, utopian and metaphysical themes. His work weaves action and philosophy. His books are grounded in science, but he is prepared to take excursions into the fantastic; exploring artificial intelligence, animal consciousness, quantum ontology, and Vedic mysticism.
Weston has published two books in his Singularity's Children series: Denial in 2016 and Disruption in 2017. The third book, Conflict, is expected in 2018 and the final book in the series is tentatively planned for 2019.
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Early in the Third Millennium, the world is slipping beyond comprehension. Mastery of technology is deepening society’s divides; generating fantastic wealth for a few, and trauma and suffering for many. People are bewildered by relentless waves of boom and bust; kept in line by vast programs of computer-driven propaganda.
A few techno-optimists see past corporate greed and political charade. They dream of a post-scarcity utopia glittering on the horizon—a symbiotic future for all Singularity’s Children...
But ancient demons are not easily slain. The world is tired. The internet is dying. Wars ravage the former western democracies. Religions whisper promises of simpler times, while the rising power of the ‘Way Forward’ bewitches with its synthetic siren’s voices.
Against this backdrop plays an epic action-adventure of vivid world-building; a rich fabric, woven from colorful characters—not all human—who draw you into a terrifyingly familiar world of technology, morality and hope.
Frequently funny, often irreverent, occasionally indecent—Singularity’s Children is Hard SciFi, Biting and Subversive.
The Singularity's Children boxset includes the first three books in the series.
High Energy, Big Ideas. Blockbuster Action and Wild Set Pieces!
The Singularity's Children Series: As the Third Millennium dawns, the world is slipping beyond human comprehension. Citizens are bewildered and angry; kept in line only by vast programs of computer-driven propaganda. Leaders are in Denial, clinging to the illusions of an idealised past, unable to move beyond corporate greed and political charade. But an emerging movement of techno-optimists can see post-scarcity utopias glittering on the horizon and have started building a collaborative future for all of Singularity's Children...
Book One - Denial:
Keith knows the 21st century is no place for a moral backbone. Not even a corporate expense account and the occasional synthetic liaison can air-gap him from the blood on his hands.
With neural prosthetics giving voices to our animal cousins, Niato, the grandson of a Sushi chain billionaire, is recruited into Eco-Terrorism by a radicalized dolphin, beginning a cross-species partnership that might change the world.
Stella lives above a brothel on a nomadic, floating tuna farm. Her young life is brutal and precarious, she needs to find a tribe before she is consumed by the jaded world around her.
Denial is high-tech adventure set in a world of soulless algorithms, psychotic corporations, and floating ghettos. It is the first book in an epic story arc which takes the reader from a post-internet, post-collapse world, deep into a wildly post-human future.
Action Adventure and Techno-Utopian Manifesto.
Conflict is compelling and provocative—a romp through the alien landscape of our not-so-distant future.
The balance is shifting. The Forward Coalition is losing relevance, it knows the world is slipping through its fingers. But Nebulous and the Kin are still too weak to confront the old bulls, who, cornered and confused, are at their most deadly. Can the torrent of fantastic technologies emerging from the Klan’s Fabs bring about utopia as the optimists claim, or only speed the planet’s inevitable appointment with annihilation?
Cold wars are growing hot as governments lash out at what they don’t understand. Plutocrats and blue-eyed idealists face off across a planet bristling with micro-nukes, chthonic bio-machines, and weaponised hallucinations. Mankind’s million-year run will finally take it to the brink of an abyss with oceans of darkness awaiting above and below…
The fast-paced action ricochets the reader between neon-stained riots of urban flesh and idyllic tropical islands, where humans and their BugNet companions have built a pan-species utopia.
War is coming and Conflict crackles with the energy of an approaching storm.
Singularity’s Children brings to life a world on the brink. A decade after economic collapse sent governments toppling like dominoes, the corporations are back on top. Intelligent machines do our dirty work, while the unnecessariat underclass suffocates beneath blankets of computer-generated propaganda.
Governments and corporations enforce a precarious status-quo, but technology is a contagion that won’t be contained. Beneath the radar, hacker Kin are beginning to scratch away society’s fragile veneer with the rogue tech escaping their Fabs.
Disruption picks up where Denial left off, continuing the subversive, fast-paced action:
Keith’s flirtation with corporate disobedience leaves him out of options. Without friends or funds, the Forward’s military machine looks like his only choice and ultimate destination.
King Niato has begun construction of New Atlantis, an Island utopia, and experiment in pan-species society. It is a beacon for the Kin who are laying the foundations of an alternate reality.
When Stella is dragged down into the human filth that underlies this new world order, can a vengeful dolphin, a wounded soldier, and two exiled hackers save her from the darkness?
Disruption takes us deeper into an action-packed riot of haves and have-nots; a vivid alternate future filled with Buddhist commandos, stolen Femto-tech, AI Sages, and Quantum Consciousness. It is a thrilling, mind-bending read—a provocative excursion into a near-future civilization struggling to survive the endless maelstroms technology is unleashing.
The Singularity’s Children Series: As the Third Millennium dawns, the world is slipping beyond human comprehension. Citizens are bewildered and angry; kept in line only by vast programs of computer-driven propaganda. Leaders are in Denial, clinging to the illusions of an idealised past, unable to move beyond corporate greed and political charade. But an emerging movement of techno-optimists can see post-scarcity utopias glittering on the horizon and have started building a collaborative future for all of Singularity’s Children…
ReImagination: to imagine anew; to form a new conception.
The 21st century is reaching middle age. Installations orbit the Earth and synthetic intelligences rule the digital. The Forwards have destroyed the Mesh. The Thalassocracy of New Atlantis lies shattered, reeling from multiple atomic strikes.
Might the dreams of better times have been nothing more than naive, figments of wishful thinking?
As the BugNet begins to stir, a few believe there may be hope yet...
ReImagination is the final book in an epic story arc which hints at possibilities beyond cynical exploitation, gross inequality, and mass manipulation through industrialised persuasive technologies.
In this final extravagant, action-packed romp, we find out if Niato, the Nebulous Kin, and the internet of animals can carry this vision of a better world to all Singularity's Children.
Technology. Adventure. Hope.