Life is a Beautiful Thing (Book One) - a technothriller science fiction series by Harmon Cooper

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Hallucinatory cyberpunk. Meta sci-fi satire. The future is futile.

2083. A pollute-addicted therapist named Meme battles his way through his mind and LA at the seat of his pants alongside a beautiful android escort with a surprising secret. With the Federal Corporate Government hunting him, will he make it to safety in time?

The hunt is on.

Part techno thriller, part literary science fiction, Life is a Beautiful Thing is a series that questions what it means to be human, a book that offers a shocking glimpse into a dystopian future fueled by corporate deceit, bawdy sex and high-end intoxicants.

From the author:

The writing journey that has accumulated in the Life is a Beautiful Thing series began with Nanowrimo in 2011. While on its surface the series may seem shocking – both through its imagery and through its usage of multiple languages, vulgarities, violence, sexual orientations and seemingly random hallucinatory passages – days upon days were put into the conceptualization of this series. While some words may seem invented, they're not. While some concepts may seem over the top, many are heavily grounded in reality. What the book really is, if I can say as much, is a graphic, sexually-charged, gory way to begin a discussion on machine-learning. Yes, we are a way's off from singularity and the other future outcomes many have warned us about; however, this fact doesn't mean any of these things are less real nor does it mean any of the concepts in this book aren't feasible. The ability for any of these notions to stand the test of time remains to be seen.

In this series, I hope to capture everything from the hallucinatory prose of Hunter S. Thompson, to the techno-irony of Phillip K. Dick and Vonnegut, to the sheer literary abandon of Henry Miller and Bret Easton Ellis and the genre-neutral works of David Mitchell and Karen Russell. If I succeed even halfway in this endeavor I consider it a triumph. Thank you for taking the time to read this and get ready for the ride of your life.