Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
2011 started with the Arab Spring and the Middle East protesting for freedom. Autumn saw Occupy Wall Street spread to major cities in the US and Europe. The message of Occupy is more about the disparity in class and income, but one thing is certain. People are angry. But where will this anger lead to? What course is the world taking? Is there truly a summer after spring, or will there be a long winter ahead? “State of Mind,” a new novel by Sven Michael Davison, projects twenty years into the future to answer these questions, and while the story is dark, there is also hope.
Although “State of Mind” is first and foremost an adventure thriller, the novel touches on themes such as the global environment, transportation, identity theft, polarization of politics, a waning American economy and how a future generation will obtain their growing list of entitlements. “State of Mind” examines how people will adapt to technology that is evolving at an exponential rate and how our technology will ultimately effect generations to come.
“State of Mind” is a cautionary tale set in a classic post-industrial dystopia. Jake Travissi, a fallen hero, is given a rare second chance at redemption. The price? Volunteer to have a computer chip implanted in his brain and join Homeland Security’s experimental Enhanced Unit. “State of Mind” is set within a vivid tapestry where the boundaries between the virtual world and the real world have dissolved.
“State of Mind” is a finalist and winner of two Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards.
“A thoughtfully composed piece of cyberpunk that will please readers of both science fiction and noir.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Davison’s Los Angeles is pulpy- vibrant, an unforgettable wasteland. State of Mind is the world of the near future, the horrible synthesis of human desire and the technology to make it a reality. – ForeWord Reviews
“This book deserves to go directly to the ‘Top Ten Best Sellers List.’” – Deb Shunamon, Reader Views.
“There are some crazy twists and turns in this novel and the end? One word… WOW. It totally blew me away. There are plenty of shocking, hanging on the edge of my seats moments. – Alice Bola, girls just reading
“State of Mind” is a tense, thoughtful and well-paced sci-fi tale drawn from Davison’s life, imagination and his experiences with technological innovation. – Pod Cast Interview by Bryan Reesman http://www.bryanreesman.com/blog/tag/sven-davison-state-of-mind/
Davison has worked as a trailer copywriter at Paramount Pictures and a staff screenwriter for several other smaller production companies. In the past two years he has experienced a seventy-five percent reduction in income, “short selling” a home, and doing what it takes to provide for his family and survive in this lean decade. He acknowledges there has always been a disparity in income and is thankful there are no more nineteenth century debtors prisons.
For more information visit http://www.stateofmindbook.com
STATE OF MIND
By Sven Michael Davison
Published by Bedouin Press
$25.95 • (389 pages) • 6 x 9
Hardcover with dust jacket • ISBN: 978-0-9666149-2-3
Publication date: March 1, 2011
To request a review copy or to schedule an interview, contact: Jeannine Patton