Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hitting Shelves Soon: The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein

Next week, on July 25, this exciting new novel by Tal M. Klein will be hitting the shelves! It's already receiving oodles of praise from popular authors like Felicia Day, as well as sources like the creator of podcast Codebreaker. It sounds like a pretty wild sci-fi ride!


It's the year 2147.

Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We've genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transportation, offered exclusively by International Transport—a secretive firm headquartered in New York City.

Their slogan: Departure... Arrival... Delight!

Joel Byram, our smartass protagonist, is an everyday twenty-fifth century guy. He spends his days training artificial intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980's new wave—an extremely obscure genre, and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. Joel is pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems—until he's accidentally duplicated while teleporting.

Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves in a world that now has two of him.


A Little Bit About the Author:

Tal M. Klein was born in Israel, grew up in New York, and currently lives in Detroit with his wife and two daughters.

When his daughter Iris was five years old, she wrote a book called I’m a Bunch of Dinosaurs that went on to become one of the most successful children’s book projects on Kickstarter - something that Tal explained to Iris by telling her, “your book made lots of kids happy.” Iris then asked Tal, "Daddy, why don’t you write  book that makes lots of grownups happy?"

Tal mulled this over for a few years, and eventually wrote his first book, The Punch Escrow. It won the Inkshares Geek & Sundry Hard Science Fiction Publishing contest, and will be the first book published on Inkshares’ Geek & Sundry imprint.


Be sure to check out The Punch Escrow when it hits shelves next Tuesday!
Are you as excited for it as I am?