Today I finished the final major content edits on the follow up Cont3xt. I just adjusted the book blurb with a few more words, though that may still change too http://cont3xtbook.co.uk
has been updated. It now says:
Roisin Kincade once again finds she has to use all her gaming and techie knowledge to save herself, her friends and the World, from the Combined Corporate Surveillance Operation (CCSO), and the powerful cartels that run everything. She had been busy trying to change the CCSO from the inside, taking control in a very unusual way. The team had planned on two years of that action, but things do not work out. She finds herself rebuilding her interface to the quantum machine Ray K. This time with some serious upgrades, using EyeBlend. It is a high end augmented reality / blended reality interface headset. It makes the virtual reality rigs look dated. Field effect holographic style projections are mixed with state of the art environment sensing and image processing. Voice, gesture and brainwave interfaces combine to make it a formidable piece of technology, tuned to its user. It lets her see and manipulate the real World just like it was the Internet of Things, with everything instrumented. With the right adjustments and code it is the perfect tool to take on the imposing Commander Drake. Roisin is still inextricably linked to him, but in a different context. That link could become incredibly dangerous, or maybe just give her the advantage she needs.
Cont3xt is a twisting, interlinked, serendipitous science fiction adventure. Set in the near future, using real world technology and current science theory as an accurate base to embark from, the action rolls on.
Will she outsmart the keen strategic instincts of the Commander and his organisation? Will the upgrades work as the team planned? Time is running out and the stakes are high.
I am even more happy than before after putting a little bit of extra story twist in. The blurb describes a little of the tech involved too that features as part of the the book cover. At a time when the Oculus Rift is launching for real it is quite fun to refer to that technology and alike as old hat in comparison to the EyeBlend.
So I am just a few weeks, and a few other people reading it, away from publishing it live out to the world. Yay !