Red Gods Sing (Brobots #2)

by Trevor Barton

Red Gods Sing - Trevor Barton
Part of the Brobots series:
Editions:Kindle: $ 3.99
Pages: 400
ePub: $ 3.99Paperback: $ 12.90
ISBN: 978-152-1502-136
Pages: 400

You’re a robot man living in 2060’s America. You’re off on a hot date. Forget fake news and flying saucers. What's the one thing you should've packed?

Josh could be forgiven for being a little forgetful. In his world, the problem isn’t with AI. It’s with humans. (Some of them, at least.)

A threat is looming, and with it an ultimatum. Brobots like Josh can rise up. Or they can face extinction. Josh has decisions to make. But where will they leave a post-singularity world?

Part two of the Brobots trilogy.

Reviews:Kris Vyas-Myall on Geek Syndicate wrote:

“Clearly…a response to the political situation we find ourselves in come 2017. ...[A]t its heart it is a character piece and a romance in the best way; the pairing in it is adorable [and has] great little character moments. [But it's n]ot all light and fluffy. Quite often it can be dark [or] horrifying, but in a way to make you feel for those involved. ...[I]nteresting sequel, combining politics with heart...builds nicely...”

About the Author

Oh! So you’re that Trevor?

The Unofficial Bio

My writing life has a really fun start. ‘Myth of the Cyborg: The Perpetuation of a Cultural Fantasy’ was the title of my MA Dissertation in 1998. Part of this involved studying the philosophy of artificial intelligence with leading UK philosopher Ray Monk, and looking at issues in representation with Deniz Göktürk (now at Berkeley). Looking back at this now as an author of science fiction it’s like, “well, duh!”.

With two English degrees I thought a career in publishing was right up my street so between 1999 and 2001 I produced 8 items with ISBNs for Macmillan. (Okay! Hands up. They were catalogues! Except for one: ‘The Sales and Marketing of Your Book’. I did the design for that one.)

I decided that the future of publishing must be electronic, so during the height of the ‘dot com boom’ I was managing editor of a UK search engine (because there was no Yahoo! UK or Google UK at the time). The tie-in magazine had distribution throughout the UK. Tony Robinson (Blackadder’s Baldric) was our advertising voice.

That bubble burst (for, like, everyone) so I then went into websites. I’ve published over 21 of them including for global names. That’s how come I spent so much time in the States and working with Americans. (Get me!)

Putting it this way it sounds incredibly well planned. Bring media, cultural studies, cyborgology and publishing together and you have yourself an author who does Sci-Fi. It was nothing of the sort.

Perhaps we’ve all become masters of our own online spin? Even on social media we edit out the lows to get likes for the highs when it's life’s low points that are often what shape us and give the insights others are most interested to hear about. I’m here today because I’m loved; because I had years doing unskilled admin, building management, packing boxes, and cleaning satellite dishes with mop and bucket. I'm here today because I have lived experience of mental health issues (let's fight that stigma).

Here’s to those lows. They were highly informative and I wouldn’t be me without them.

(The ‘official’ bio is included with the books.)