Hong Kong (PRWEB) August 8, 2005
Author and journalist Sahr Johnny is pleased to announce the publication of "Shanghai Dream," the first English language cyberpunk technology thriller by a Hong Kong-based author. The fast-paced novel is set 30 years in the future and touches on the themes of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, quantum computing and a world in which most of the world's technology innovations are coming out of China.
"Shanghai Dream" starts in the Union, a futuristic urban sprawl encompassing the European Union and beyond. There we meet the protagonist Cad Caldwell, a burned out hacker for hire who finds himself pulled from the brink of suicide by a mysterious package from Tokyo. Before long, Caldwell finds himself bound for Hong Kong, with the Yakuza hot on his trail to retrieve the contents of the package, a state-of-the-art computer console that he must use to hack into a secretive new network deep in the heart of New China.
"Shanghai Dream" is published in the US through BookSurge LLC, an Amazon.com company and Lulu Press and is available in 5.25 x 8Â (ISBN: 1-4196-1236-0 - US$17.99) and 6 x 9Â (ISBN: 1-4116-3861-1 - US$19.99) trade paperback formats. The novel can be purchased online at:
"Shanghai Dream" will shortly be available internationally through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders.com and in select Hong Kong bookstores.
Sahr Johnny was born on 1st May 1970 in London and attended the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science. In 1993, armed with a degree in Economics, he found himself in Hong Kong, where he spent three years as personal assistant to one of China's first tycoons before embarking on a career as a technology journalist covering consumer and business technology for major publications in Hong Kong, including The South China Morning Post, PC World, and The Economist Group's Chief Financial Officer Asia magazine.
He has written for numerous Asian publications, including The Dataphile, Wireless World and That's Beijing. In 1999, he founded Information Age, a Hong Kong-based Internet start-up that was later acquired by China.com, the first Chinese Internet company to list on NASDAQ. He has traveled extensively in Asia and spent part of his childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is proficient in Mandarin and Cantonese and splits his time between Hong Kong and Beijing. "Shanghai Dream" is his first work of fiction.
Author Website: http://www.sahrjohnny.com
For more information contact Sahr Johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (852) 6258 8358
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