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Puppet CIO +Nigel Kersten writes : I recently read Kill Process, the latest book by local Portland author +William Hertling, and enjoyed it immensely, both due to the thorough grounding in real-world tech and the many references to the Portland tech scene. Will has also written several other books, including Avogadro Corp.: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, and The Turing Exception.

I love the Singularity series, as I’ve always had a soft spot for fiction about the technological singularity. There’s a great podcast William did (as part of a series with Ramez Naam and Greg Bear) that covers a lot of what I find so fascinating about this topic. Many of us in the tech field love sci-fi, and with the Portland/Puppet connections, I thought I’d invite Will to be interviewed for the Puppet blog.
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There are some great indie authors out there. One of my favorites is +William Hertling  and his follow-up to the Singularity Series he wrote last year is worth the read.
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Just finished this taking a long lunch at Undisclosed coffee shop. I loved it. Not many books reference BBS's anymore. The technical nature of the writing was amazing. #killprocess +William Hertling Great job 
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The Turing Exception, book four in the Singularity series, is available now: http://bit.ly/TuringException.

I'm doing an AMA on /r/sciencefiction today - come ask me anything. http://www.reddit.com/r/sciencefiction/comments/2z8qyj/im_william_hertling_author_of_avogadro_corp_and/
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 Was reading your AMA and got so excited that I went ahead and bought it on Amazon. 
Great Q&A going on over there. Well done.
And thank you again for continuing a GREAT series of books! Haven't been as excited about new books in a series since starting Daniel Suarez, and way before that William Gibson and Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins books.
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i HOPE we INDEED summon an anti-human one!  >:-)
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Why I wrote a children's book: http://www.williamhertling.com/2014/09/kids-books-cory-doctorow-inspiration/

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I knew that if I was going to write for kids, I didn’t want to just write entertainment. I wanted to address issues in the same serious way that I address topics in my adult science fiction. Sure, robots and AI make for good entertainment, but I write the stuff I do because I think it’s important for people to think about it, and I treat it as seriously and accurately as possible.

So what topics did I want to address for kids? What is appropriate for the age I wanted to write for? I decided to focus on a few things:
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My first book for kids, The Case of the Wilted Broccoli, is a detective novel for children age 8 through 12. I call it a food supply chain thriller. A trio of kids must solve why students are getting sick from school lunches by tracing food back to its source. http://www.williamhertling.com/2014/06/book-release-the-case-of-the-wilted-broccoli/ #middlegradefiction   #kidsbooks   #childrensbooks  

I mostly write science fiction for adults, but I had a blast writing this book. If you have kids or know someone with kids, I hope you'll check it out.
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My 10 year old loved it. 
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I've long been a fan of +William Hertling's Singularity series of books. Now you can get a copy of The Last Firewall for #FREE on Kindle. This is a limited time offer (I'm sure) so get it while you can!

I'm sure you'll get hooked like me and need to go back and get the earlier books but this one works as a stand-alone work so don't be afraid of starting out of sequence.

#FreeIsGood
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Interview I did with SFSignal about AI, data privacy, technological progress, and my upcoming novel, Kill Decision:
Carl Slaughter chats with th author about Big Brother, brain-technology interfaces, piracy, and technology addiction
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Really enjoyed the fourth installment of The Singularity Series by +William Hertling. The entire series is a good look at one possible development path for artificial intelligence.
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I didn't know there was a 4th book! Off to amazon....
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Book four status: http://www.williamhertling.com/2014/09/book-4-status/

(Now tentatively titled Turing's Exception.)
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Sweet! I was sooooo hoping Elope would be back! 
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A post on naming AI, preferred gender pronouns, and my naming mistake in The Last Firewall: http://www.williamhertling.com/2014/10/naming-ai/
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Avogadro Corp 2.0, the second edition, is available! More about what's new here: http://www.williamhertling.com/2014/09/avogadro-corp-version-2-0/ #scifi   #singularity  

If you're not familiar with it, Avogadro Corp is the first novel of my Singularity series, dealing with the emergence of the world's first strong AI.

Wired called it "Chilling and compelling", KurzweilAI said "technically sophisticated and explores interesting scientific aspects of AI technology and social issues like relations between humans and future AIs and displacement of human workers by smart automation."
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Its hard for my envision where book 4 is headed. Presumably all the nanotech stuff and advanced implants will be fully fleshed out and developed by then. It'll basically be a totally post-Singularity novel. 
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Science Fiction Author, Futurist, Web Strategist
Introduction
I am the author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, science-fiction novels about the emergence of artificial intelligence, the future of technology, and the technological singularity. 

When I'm not writing, I work on web development and strategy at HP.

Email me at william dot hertling at gmail. Read more about me
Bragging rights
Published Avogadro Corp, earned my MBA, raised chickens, refinished a basement, all while raising three kids and working full-time.
Education
  • Bainbridge Graduate Institute
    MBA in Sustainable Business, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Arizona
    Computer Science M.S., 1992 - 1995
  • Brooklyn College
    Computer Science B.S., 1988 - 1992
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Male
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Science Fiction Writer
Employment
  • William Hertling
    Author, 2011 - present
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Web Strategist, 1997 - present
  • Tripwire
    Director of R&D, 1997 - 1997
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Portland, OR
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Brooklyn, NY - Tucson, AZ