Children of the Yew is a science fiction novel that was inspired by the idea that aging may one day be something that science cures. I started thinking about all the social and personal implications of this, and I conceived of the idea of a virus that actually extends life, rather than ending it. This novel is about someone named Wesley who has had this virus for a very long time but has hidden the truth of his age from society. In 2042, events transpire that force him to reveal his true nature, and involves him in a plot that could change the future of the human race. This book is still in draft form and I hope to have it published this year.
Simlink 20 is a science fiction novel about a man named Dr. George Townston, who discovers a way to intercept the sensory interfaces of the brain to put people into a simulated world that is indistinguishable from reality. He also finds a way to create what are called “digital entities”, quantum neural scans of people’s brains that are stored in quantum storage arrays. When he falls in love with a digital entity of his wife, questions arise about what constitutes infidelity and about what it means to be human.