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SINdicate by J.T. Nicholas (science fiction/cyberpunk noir) is on virtual book tour and stops at Readeropolis today with a guest post from the author. Do you know how to spot a synthetic?

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the $10 Amazon gift certificate giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).





Author Blog Post


How to Spot a Synthetic


They look like us.  Act like us. But they’re not human.  Created in a lab to do the tasks humans can’t be bothered with, synthetics are custom built to serve.  But how can you tell if the menial behind the counter, the nanny watching over the children in the park, or the landscaper tending the flowers is one of us… or one of them?  Perhaps it’s best to let the marketing department at Walton Biogenics answer that question…
Excerpt taken from a recent Walton Biogenics advertising campaign…
Purpose Built.  Each synthetic is designed with care and precision to be perfectly suited to their intended use.  Through the application of extensive, patented genetic technology, we at Walton Biogenics have sculpted your new synthetic to the tightest specifications for the task at hand.  Laborers boast a significantly higher degree of muscle fibers; undercity workers conform to physical standards compatible with the tight quarters they must negotiate, and domestics bring a balance of pleasing aesthetics and readiness to serve in any way you see fit.
Works of Art.  At Walton Biogenics, we believe that a synthetic should be more than just a tool.  Aesthetics matter, and while form may follow function, we strive to make every synthetic a work of art.  Our dedicated focus to bilateral symmetry, classic lines, and appealing curves will ensure that your investment in one of our synthetics will not only get the job done, but will keep a smile on your face for years to come.
The Finest Programming.  We don’t just grow synthetics and ship them out the door.  When you purchase a Walton Biogenics synthetic, you can be sure that, in addition to being designed from the ground up to meet your needs, they have undergone extensive training and programming, so that they can handle any task within their design specifications.  But more than that, we make sure that every synthetic is capable of even more.  Whatever model you choose, they’ll come standard with a suite of skills guaranteed to cover your basic needs – and even some more exotic ones!
The Walton Biogenics Promise.  In modern times, it seems like nothing is built to last.  Walton Biogenics is here to change that. Our synthetics are guaranteed to work, period.  If you experience any problems or performance issues, simply take your synthetic to any one of our convenient service centers and you’ll be provided a replacement, free of charge, with no questions asked.  That’s our promise.
*Note: Offer excludes products intentionally damaged by the purchaser.

SINdicate
The New Lyons Sequence #2
by J.T. Nicholas


Genre: Science Fiction/Cyberpunk Noir

Pub Date: 3/20/2018




The Post-Modern Prometheus

Synths were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they were still only machines. That’s what the people who used—and abused—them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful freedom, or brace for a revolution.

Former New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the Synths’ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the “artificial” humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect their secrets—and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as “The First,” whose very existence threatens the balance of power across the world . . .




SINthetic
The New Lyons Sequence #1

The Artificial Evolution

They look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they are designed for human convenience. Disposable.

In the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets. Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from the case.
But when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the true nature of humanity.

And what he discovers is only the beginning . . .







J.T. Nicholas was born in Lexington, Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to Stuttgart, Germany. Thus began the long journey of the military brat, hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present, he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations. This experience taught him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely the same. When not writing, Nick spends his time practicing a variety of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and reading everything he can get his hands on. Nick currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a neurotic Papillion, and an Australian Shepherd who (rightly) believes he is in charge of the day-to-day affairs.




Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!







About Mayor Sonni

Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of Readeropolis. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.
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4 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description and the great giveaway as well. Thank you!

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  2. This book sounds like a really good read.

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  3. Thanks for doing the guest post. The marketing blurb is awesome. It made me want a synthetic who could to read books to me in different voices and make me sweet tea.

    Best of luck with the book and book tour! I've included the tour in the Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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