Author Tom Avitabile Ponders If Technology Is Getting Beyond Our Control in Newest Book Published, 6/17
Is today's technology outpacing our ability to properly control it? Is it scientific chauvinism to pursue agendas that might wipe out all humans, while only a handful of us understand what is truly at stake? Is it up to religion to defend creation? Mining the biggest science stories of the century, controversial #1 best-selling author, Tom Avitabile, returns to "science faction" with the third installment of his Bill Hiccock "thrillogy," THE GOD PARTICLE, published by the Story Plant on June 17.
The world waits while we are in the middle of "Long Stop -1," the break in subatomic research at CERN for the next few months. During this current pause, the power of the supercollider will be increased and certain "flaws" in the original design will be corrected. When finished, the doubled power of the supercollider will create a collision so intense that matter will be blasted back 4.7 billion years to conditions emulating nanoseconds after the Big Bang. With this prospect looming in our real futures, Avitabile imagines a scenario that proffers this conundrum: can the smallest imagined particle of matter threaten to destroy all that matters? That's the proposition Avitabile uses to take us from the Oval Office to the hallowed halls of the Vatican as he raises the question of who - beyond nations, beyond the U.N. - speaks for all of creation.
"With technology enveloping us at a faster and faster rate, we humans are evolving," says Avitabile. "As we become techno-sapiens, we actually disconnect more with the vital issues of our day. Big science may be dancing on the edge of apocalypse, but we are content to relegate our interaction with science and technology to mere socializing tools. This book is a wake up call - a 106,000-word tweet - to say, 'Someone is rolling the dice for you, your children, and all of humanity, and you aren't at that craps table.'
"THE GOD PARTICLE is pure scientific heresy. It's pure religious heresy. I think I got it just right!"
The Story Plant is introducing THE GOD PARTICLE with a special promotion: between June 17 and June 24, purchasers of THE GOD PARTICLE can get the e-book versions of the first two books in the series - the #1 bestseller THE EIGHTH DAY and THE HAMMER OF GOD - free. Details are available at http://thestoryplant.com/marketing/book-giveaway.php?gid=9.
TOM AVITABILE, a Senior V.P./Creative Director at a New York advertising firm, is a writer, director, and producer with numerous film and television credits. He has worked in association with the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which serves as the background for his three-book "thrillogy," following the exploits of Science Advisor to the President, Bill Hiccock. The first novel in the series, THE EIGHTH DAY, became a #1 Barnes and Noble bestseller.
To interview Tom Avitabile, contact Aaron Brown at aaron.brown(at)thestoryplant(dot)com.