Tam, Bragg, and Davison All Winners at Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards

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A pantheon of talented writers receive recognition at the inaugural ceremony for Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards.

Finalists and Winners at Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards in Santa Barbara. August 20, 2011

Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards finalists and winners. August 20, 2011

He (Davison) is highly inventive, has an extraordinary imagination and is exactly the kind of writer we want to help promote and share with the world through the Global eBook Awards.

Sven Michael Davison, author of the Speculative Fiction novel “State of Mind” is in good company today. “State of Mind” won two awards at Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards inaugural ceremony last Saturday. Marilyn Tam, former executive at Reebok, Nike, and Aveda won for her book “Living the Life of Your Dreams – The Secrets of Turning Your Dreams into Reality.” Doctor Patricia Bragg won a lifetime achievement award as well.

Joseph Dowdy, the director of the event said, "I was personally surprised by the writers who are yet to be household names. I think that Sven Davison is a great example of this. He is highly inventive, has an extraordinary imagination and is exactly the kind of writer we want to help promote and share with the world through the Global eBook Awards."

“State of Mind” is a cautionary tale that examines the loss of freedom 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.

Davison wrestles with many of the most compelling themes of cyberpunk genre today: Should we embrace every technological advance without question? Should humankind blend itself physically with machines? What does freedom really mean? All of these questions are answered within a vivid tapestry where the boundaries between the virtual world and the real world have dissolved.

“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. http://www.readerviews.com/ReviewDavidsonStateOfMind.html

“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, http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.com/

Davison has worked as a trailer copywriter at Paramount Pictures and a staff screenwriter for several other smaller production companies. He was head of 20th Century Fox’s Worldwide Home Entertainment Content and Production Department for ten years. When not writing he consults for entertainment technology companies. This is his second novel.

Film options are currently being shopped.

For more information visit http://www.stateofmindbook.com

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