Thursday, February 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence in new releases books

2162. Artificial intelligence claims sentience, but it's the proof that will divide the world, and usher in the violent end to utopia, unless an uneasy alliance of adversaries can stop it.

A.I. Insurrection, the new release by Michael Poeltl, author of The Judas Syndrome trilogy, takes the author back to his roots of dystopian sci-fi. “This novel investigates global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone,” Poeltl explains. “Certain aspects of humanity will never be satisfied with the thousand shades of grey a utopia will provide, no matter the spin. When faced with the threat of their robot slaves rebelling, distrust in the system begins to infect the general public, opening the door for a new world to emerge, and new leaders to rule.”  Discover how quickly a near-future utiopian society can become a dystopian nightmare fueled by fear as the A.I. populace of United Earth become sentient and demand their freedoms.

Raymond Bellows, United Earth Chancellor, challenges the A.I. claims until an astonishing truth is revealed by Host: SENTA, one of hundreds of millions of individual robot Hosts who teams up with the Chancellor while struggling to discover her new-found awareness.  A secret coup schemes to over-throw the peaceful government, while a separate threat of human/tech hybrids who think the current regime is anything but idyllic arise from the Shadow net, taking direction from the mysterious Allfather avatar. In a three-sided war, humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

“I believe science fictions fans, myself included, appreciate the complexities of artificial intelligence, and the moral questions which accompany it, like: when is intelligence consciousness? The novel also offers an exciting potential new proof of life for sentience.” Poeltl declares with an air of cloak-and-dagger surrounding the surprise reveal behind his new book.

Goodreads ratings for A.I. Insurrection are settling in at a respectable 4.25 stars and has one reviewer saying: A great read for anyone who enjoys extensively built worlds, philosophical questions, and an ol' fashioned A.I uprising.” - Ari Augustine.

This is Poeltl’s tenth book and the first of 2018. For more on Michael Poeltl and his books, visit his website: Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or join him on Goodreads.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence is Effecting the Entertainment Industry

With the looming reality of autonomous vehicles taking to our road and airways, artificial intelligence in other areas can't be far off. Replicants, AI Hosts, Androids, or whatever nomenclature you want to place on the AI which will be walking among us in the very near future are a sign of the times. Technology envelopes us now. It's taking our jobs. It's babysitting our kids with tablets and games. What purpose will there be left for any of us when individual AI Hosts are performing every job  which was formerly completed by its human counterpart?



Imagine if there were no jobs left to do save those you wanted to do? A robot built your house, farmed your land, served you coffee. Sounds pretty Utopian to me.  You get up when you want. You do what you want. You go to bed and start it all over again in the morning.

But what of the AI Hosts? Are they slaves? Are they still just machines making lfe easy for us humans? The psychological questions will arise. The old saying: 'a society should be judged on how they treat their animals' could shift to ' they treat their Androids'.

Movies like A.I. and  more recently, Ghost in the Shell as well as emerging films like Alita: Battle Angel, and books like A.I. Insurrection are poised to make us ask many questions of ourselves when intelligent machines are made to do our bidding.

Will they identify as human? Will they identify as slaves? Will there be an uprising? Imagine if every job in the world were performed by slaves and what ruin an uprising on their part would usher into society. These questions are answered in the upcoming book: A.I. Insurrection. Important questions which require answers before we continue with blinders on to realize a Utopian world where mankind thrives on the backs of our creations.

Always curious to hear points of view on this subject matter.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Author Returns to Roots with New Science Fiction Offering

Though writing was his first love, Poeltl felt a pull toward the visual arts in his early teens, writing and illustrating comics as a child.  This interest in the visual side of his creative ambitions took him to Sheridan college, where he graduated the interpretive illustration course, earning his BA in Illustration. Poeltl preferred to paint in acrylic, the quick-drying paint agreeing with his impressionistic leanings, and as an illustrator he favoured pen and ink. As his career in a creative role matured, Poeltl became a marketing manager. While studiously performing his duties in this profession, he felt the urge to once again pick up pen and paper and write for pleasure.

This is where Poeltl's story really begins. The Judas Syndrome, book one of what would quickly become a trilogy, exploded onto the self-publishing scene. With his own marketing skills and a desire to reignite his passion for writing, Michael would produce and publish multiple books in varying genres including two he would illustrate himself.

Fast-forward to 2018. Poeltl's love of everything science fiction compels him to write A.I. Insurrection. This return to his roots in writing, and his experience over the past nine years, culminates in a well-written and engrossing tale told in a near-future utopia which will keep readers turning pages in this fast-paced military sci-fi. It has been described as the thoughtful science fiction fan's next read, with a complex story set in a fantastic world where artificial intelligence claim sentience and turmoil within the Utopian government spurs a war only one side expected. Spanning the solar system, this novel offers the potential to become a series.

The thoughtful sci-fi fan will appreciate the story's intricate world building and tumultuous relationships while the classic military sci-fi reader will enjoy the pace and battles which devastate the once Utopian society, yet build toward a new world order.

When is it considered murder to turn off your computer?

Find the new book available now on Amazon.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Pre-Ordering Books From Amazon

If it's Science Fiction you love, you'll love A.I. Insurrection From Michael Poeltl. This book is ready for pre-order now for your Kindle with a proposed launch date of January 31st.

When is it considered murder to turn off your computer? A.I. Insurrection is a near-future science fiction tale investigating global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone. Meanwhile A.I. struggles to discover their new-found awareness, a secret coup threatens to overthrow the peaceful government, and a separate threat arises from the Shadow net, taking direction from a mysterious avatar. In an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies as each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

Find it here:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Saturday, September 23rd - End times?

I'm borrowing this #Doomsday 'news' story  for one reason only - to shamelessly plug my Post-apocalyptic trilogy; The Judas Syndrome


I know you can appreciate that, because this blog will offer you an opportunity to read the books before this supposed end befalls us all.  All three books of the trilogy are available in kindle or paperback format and offer multiple thoughts on how to survive a devastating end with your friends, trapped in a house relatively far removed from the nuclear devastation which plunges the world into a new dark age.

Happy reading!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Purpose in Writing - One Author's Reason to Write

Poeltl’s books, though not confined to one genre, do share a common, defining thread. Whether general fiction, science fiction, fantasy or self-help, they are each driven by purpose in the narrative. Whether through the plot line or a main character’s inner voice driving them to accomplish more, to be more, or to realize their life’s purpose, Poeltl appreciates a clear intent driving his stories whether they’re realized immediately, or the purpose(s) – like those in his books Her Past’s Present, and The Judas Syndrome – are discovered further into the story line.

Purpose drives Poeltl’s stories, as it drives his own desire to write them. He explains; “this is the commonality we all share”, which he organically and thoughtfully includes into each of his works, relating to his audience’s own fundamental needs to realize their purpose, and to encourage them to look for it in ways they may not have imagined before sitting down with one of his many books.
If each of Poeltl’s books offer one parallel, it is that to understand your purpose is to understand yourself. “My own purpose was revealed to me early in life. Art. Being artistic. I chose to enter the visual arts, graduated and began an interpretive illustration career. That led to marketing positions and currently a career managing a marketing department,” he shares. “This position has allowed me to write an enormous amount of industry related content, but also spurred me onto – what I thought was - my second love; writing.” Poeltl smiles thoughtfully. “Now all I want to do is write stories.”
It’s not just any stories Poeltl wants to write – needs to write.  If they don’t have depth, if they don’t hold water, he’s ‘writing them off’. Even within the pages of his collection of short stories; Waning Metaphorically, you’ll find fourteen stories filled with purpose, and whether the character realizes it or not, the reader certainly will.

There is an undeniable strength to his characters, but weaknesses too, which make them all the more human, all the more relatable. They may stumble upon their purpose, or they may be guided towards it, whichever method they use, Poeltl’s audience has delighted in their discoveries, and, as the author hopes, in their own.

For more on Michael Poeltl and his books you can visit his website, his Amazon Author page, or find him on Facebook.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Sci-fi Coming Soon

"He speaks for those who have no voice in this escalating war, and in doing so, gives them power." - Quinn of House Quinn of the A.I. Host uprising - A.I. Insurrection. Coming soon.