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William Hertling
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Science Fiction Author, Futurist, Web Strategist
Science Fiction Author, Futurist, Web Strategist

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My post on eliminating wasted developer work by deferring microservice implementation and testing until later in the development process.

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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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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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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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Interview I did with SFSignal about AI, data privacy, technological progress, and my upcoming novel, Kill Decision:

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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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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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Book four status: http://www.williamhertling.com/2014/09/book-4-status/

(Now tentatively titled Turing's Exception.)

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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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