‘An Atlantean Tale’ Examines Implications of Perfection

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Daniel Armiss uses fictional narrative to raise questions about the prescience of technological advancement

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The ‘old and obsolete’ are the reason why the ‘new and improved’ still exist

Author Daniel Armiss explores the implications of technological advancement using the fall of Atlantis as an example in his thought-provoking new novel “An Atlantean Tale: Broken World” (published by iUniverse).

“We live in an ever-changing world,” Armiss writes. “Technology is moving forward at an unprecedented pace and new advancements are being made in breakthroughs on various fronts. On a world scale we live in a very uncertain time as well, and thus this book is a thought on it. In a world of advancements at what point will we cross a line that should remain undisturbed?”

At its core, “An Atlantean Tale” is essentially a story of the people of Atlantis up to their final days as a civilization. It looks at the moral ambiguities of right and wrong and the struggles of advancement in the name of perfection. Armiss looks at how the civilization’s peak was in fact what brought about its demise and reminds readers that, in spite of a relentless quest for perfection, humanity has never been, and will never be, completely perfect.

“The ‘old and obsolete’ are the reason why the ‘new and improved’ still exist,” Armiss explains. “Thus there are some points when we as a people should not disturb what should not be disturbed because there are lines that exist that we as mere humans have no concept of when wrapped up in our own desires. Essentially there are points when imperfection is the true perfection.”

“An Atlantean Tale”
By Daniel Armiss
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781475971835
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781475971828
E-Book | 210 pages | ISBN 9781475971842
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Daniel Armiss frequently wrote short stories and comic strips during his youth. He recently earned a diploma in early childhood education from Sheridan College and is studying to obtain his primary teacher degree. He enjoys reading a variety of genres, including fantasy, mystery thriller, science fiction and children’s stories. This is his debut novel.

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