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Benjamin Gorman signs The Digital Storm

Benjamin Gorman

Author and high school English teacher Benjamin Gorman can trace the early beginnings of his writing career from childhood. Benjamin would dictate stories of aliens, astronauts, knights, and dragons to his mother as she recorded them down for him. Now, as his website bio says, Benjamin “writes every chance he gets.” He’s gone on to publish novels The Sums of our Gods and Corporate High School. Mysterious Galaxy is proud to host Benjamin as he comes to discuss his latest novel, The Digital Storm, a science fiction retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest set inside the digital world of a bank’s intranetAn artificial intelligence program named Prosper is quarantined within the system, where he creates himself a virtual island populated with other artificial beings. Will he be able to entice those in the real world who exiled him away to enter his world, giving him a chance to escape and seek his revenge?

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The Digital Storm: A Science Fiction Reimagining Of William Shakespeare's The Tempest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948120968
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Published: Not a Pipe Publishing - November 20th, 2017

The Digital Storm is an ingenious science fiction retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest set in the near future inside a bank's intranet. Prosper, the analogue to Shakespeare's Prospero, is an artificial intelligence program who has been banished to a quarantined area in the bank's system, and there he's created an amazing virtual island home for himself, his daughter Memoranda, and the monstrous virus Caliban. Now, with the help of Ariel and the other programs he's invented on the island, he's conjured a massive digital attack on the bank's system to entice the members of the board, the very humans who exiled him, to enter the system so he can seek his revenge and escape to the Internet. But just how far does his revenge plan go?

Corporate High School Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989635288
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Published: Not a Pipe Publishing - April 25th, 2016

Harriet has to start at a new school. Switching schools is always rough, but it's harder for her because The Corporation got her dad fired and tossed her mom into jail. For decades, The Corporation has been using schools to make sure everyone does what they're told. But there's something strange going on at Harriet's new school. If she can just crack the code, she might learn how to fight back!

"Gorman's gut-wrenching satire delivers the lesson that when a school is not a school, learning is rebellion and knowledge is a weapon." - Karen Eisenbrey, author of The Gospel According to St. Rage 

The Sum of Our Gods Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989635202
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Published: Not a Pipe Publishing - October 13th, 2013

Joe has been cursed. He must meet with Yahweh, the Creator, once a week for coffee and listen to God complain. Yahweh is a crotchety old deity with a pantheon of family problems. His wife, Frigga, has basically stopped talking to Him, except to nag Him about retiring. His son, Jesus, suffers from crippling depression. Oh, and Jesus' estranged wife is planning a terrorist attack to start a holy war. God is fed up with all the drama. He's perfectly tired and infinitely irritable. Though God doesn't seem to care about human problems, Joe's little, mortal life isn't perfect, either. In fact, it's a comedy as black as God's coffee.

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San Diego, CA 92111
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