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Kopi Chrysalis

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Kopi Chrysalis: A World in Transition by Rick Bohm is book two in a series. It is a beautiful love story set against a very near future that is experiencing an exponential growth in technology, a period in history dominated by artificial intelligence with well-developed, human-sized robots. In a highly changing and eclectic techno-centric culture, a beautiful relationship develops between two people from two different and distinct backgrounds, Kopi and Hanna, who are separated by distance. Because they live far from each other, they’ll have to overcome huge challenges to be together. Can they succeed in holding on to each other at a moment when everything is rapidly changing around them? And could theirs be the fate that awaits humanity somewhere along its path toward maturity or dehumanization?

Kopi Chrysalis: A World in Transition begins in a very brilliant way, and readers will not find the need to seek answers in the previous installment. Rick Bohm knows how to fill in the blanks without delving into unnecessary backstories or coming across as explanatory. It begins with action, an attempt on Kopi’s life, and insights into his gifted mind. He experiences lucid dreams, a gift developed after the loss of Alice, his robotic friend. This book explores very powerful themes and current issues and questions about the future of humanity. The conflict is really huge and explored at different levels throughout the story. Change is something we have to deal with, but what if the change we are compelled to live with robs us of our dignity and of our freedom to choose, and what if it violates our values?

Rick Bohm has successfully and masterfully handled a subject that is contemporary: change in a highly digitized civilization. It is interesting to notice how he explores the deep fears that millions of people are already having. What will become of our values when technology starts leading our lives? The characters are compelling and memorable, and the writing is so tight and beautiful it will be hard to put it down. This is a prophetic book that anyone conscientious about the fate of humankind will be keen on reading.

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Author:
Rick Bohm
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
eBook
Page Count:
280 pages
Publisher:
Amazon
Publish Date:
2016-06-14
ISBN:
0001535133376
Issue:
October 2016
Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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I am a software engineer living in the Chicago area. I balance my work life with outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains during trips to the west, bicycle riding and simple walks by Lake Michigan. I have also traveled to Europe and Asia. Besides my technical background I have enjoyed reading about science, philosophy and history along with some science fiction. During my life, I have witnessed how quickly technology is advancing, and the effect this technology has on all of our lives. From the introduction of computers to the development of the internet, we have all become connected to each other over distance and time. Technology has become a central influence in the lives of almost all people living on the earth. I have often tried to imagine a future where technology has advanced far beyond what we have now. I have wondered about this kind of future and how it would affect people living in such a world. I thought about how people would adjust to living their lives without the need to work or provide for themselves. Not long ago I started to turn my imagined futures into stories. So far I have written two science fiction novels. I am currently putting together notes for my third one. Each of the books are stories about a not-too-distant future where an intelligent technology has begun to take control over human society. During this time the technology has started to provide humans with their daily needs of food, shelter and even entertainment. The stories explore how different groups of people might react and adjust to these changes. These stories do not only look at technology but at what it means to be human.

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Publication Date

2016-06-14

Publisher

Amazon

Issue

October 2016

Format

eBook

Page Count

280 pages

ISBN

0001535133376

Star Count

5

Book Author

Rick Bohm

“Kopi Chrysalis”

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