Salvation Has a Price.
An enthralling murder mystery with a vividly realised future world, forcing listeners to grapple hard hitting questions about the climate crisis, our relationship with Artificial Intelligence and the price we would be willing to pay, as a species, to be saved. Perfect for fans of Blake Crouch, Neal Stephenson, Philip K Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson and RR Haywood, or those that loved Steven Pacey's narration of Joe Abercrombie's First Law series.
It's 2050, a decade after a heatwave that killed 400 million across the Persian Gulf, including journalist Marcus Tully's wife. Now he must uncover the truth: Was the disaster natural? Or is the weather now a weapon of genocide?
A whistleblower pulls Tully into a murder investigation at the centre of an election battle for a global dictator, with a mandate to prevent a climate apocalypse. A former US President campaigns against the first AI politician of the position, but someone is trying to sway the outcome.
Tully must convince the world to face the truth and make hard choices about the future of the species. But will humanity ultimately choose salvation over freedom, whatever the cost?
I loved how you’ve given your readers so much to think about. The world you’ve drawn is futuristic, but one we can already glimpse. You’ve given us a story, but you’ve made us ask questions, too. And that’s powerful. You’re up there with my favourite commercial thriller fiction writers – Coben, Deaver, Barclay, Child and Patterson.
Mind-officially-blown! Wow, just wow, what an outstanding and completely mind-blowing debut from Thomas R. Weaver! I didn't think I would ever find a book that could hold a candle to Orwell's 1984 but Artificial Wisdom is 1984 for a new generation and it's an instant classic.
An astonishing read-a cocktail of thriller, science fiction, climate science and AI revolution... something entirely new: a cyberpunk novel, but with crystal clear roots in our reality, separated from the present only by a few decades and a few bad decisions. The ideas and writing felt fresh and genre defining, like reading Neuromancer or Snow Crash for the first time.
A jaw-dropping debut that feels like a blaring wake-up call for the audience to appreciate the potential dire consequences of climate change and Artificial Intelligence. At first both subject matters seem to have their own gravitas but it’s the brilliance with which Thomas R. Weaver has connected the two trending topics.
ABOUT THOMAS R. WEAVER
I write stories about tomorrow to help make sense of today.
Aside from writing, I’m a tech entrepreneur. My last startup was acquired by Just Eat Takeaway. I also invest in multiple early-stage tech startups.