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Read an Excerpt of METROFLOAT NEW YORK by @wqbelle | Book Tour and $25 GC #Giveaway | #ScienceFiction

METROFLOAT NEW YORK by William Quincy Belle is v irtual blurb blitz tour and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt.  The science fictio...

METROFLOAT NEW YORK by William Quincy Belle is virtual blurb blitz tour and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. The science fiction novel is available now.

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. William Quincy Belle will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC or PayPal cash to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A Post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi thriller.

Several hundred years in the future, Earth is a different planet. Antigravity has been invented and “flying” has given way to “floating”: giant platforms with cities remain above the growing surface temperatures as enclaves of the privileged. A global pandemic has wiped out 80% of those on the ground, and a virulent, flesh-eating disease, necrofasc, has left most with artificial body parts. Insects are the main food staple. A utopia for some, a dystopia for others.

Metrofloat New York, a futuristic city of thirty million, is run by an oligarchy of five rich and powerful people. An unknown assassin, working from within the system, attempts to seize control and declare himself dictator by methodically removing all rivals. Detective Matthew Heart of the Metropolitan Police must deal with his partner, a cyborg policewoman, his unofficial family, a transgender woman and her one-legged daughter, and a mysterious assailant bent on taking over the world by killing anyone who stands in his way.

Read an Excerpt:

Alan and Terry were skinny enough to slip through the security perimeter into the antigravity zone. Already, they heard the pounding of the AG machines. Workers in the area often wore ear protection, as the constant noise could damage their hearing, but when one is young and foolish, protection is for wimps. They climbed down to the lowest scaffolding and looked out over the panorama below. The ground was a good kilometer down, speckled with the twinkling lights of the settlement. Each light was a potential target for a jump-and-grab, so tonight looked to be an excellent opportunity.

Rumors had been circulating around the high school for over a year about thrill seekers doing the unthinkable: bungee jumping from the metrofloat. Alan and Terry had pooled their money and bought the latest in equipment, including a controllable elasticized cable, a double-safety ankle harness, and a precision-positioning system with automatic height detection. The flexible anchor allowed them to set up the bungee in any location in record time, so they could get in, jump, and get out before the authorities knew they were violating restricted areas.

Alan would make the first attempt. He had decked himself with various tools attached to his belt and a helmet with a lamp. He had double-checked his ankle connectors and made sure the safety harness was in place. Terry gave him the once-over, enumerating each item out loud so they both knew they had checked everything. Alan climbed over the railing and held on as Terry fed out the cable so it was free and clear of the scaffolding.

Quivering with excitement, Alan looked over at his friend. Terry grinned and gave him a thumbs-up. Alan turned back to the open space, took a deep breath, and spread his arms out. He bent his knees and pushed off into a swan dive.

Alan had ten seconds of free fall before the cable slowed his descent — ten seconds of weightlessness as the wind whistled by his head. It was peaceful. And surreal. It wasn’t every day somebody jumped from a height of a thousand meters.

Looking toward the ground when he jumped, Alan twisted as he now fell, upside down, and brought his head up to look off into the distance. The light from his helmet flashed on something. He swept his head back and forth until the object was visible again. There was a human body three meters from him, free-falling at the same rate. It tumbled in the air. Judging by the looseness of the limbs, Alan guessed the person was unconscious. Or dead. Wouldn’t somebody falling to their death be thrashing about?

About the Author:
William Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to recite the following, which so far he hasn't been able to attribute to anyone: "A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem." You will find Mr. Belle's unbridled stream of consciousness floating around in cyberspace.

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  1. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Thank you for participating in this book tour. Being an indie author is an uphill struggle.

    According to Wikipedia, there are 2.2 million new books published each year, 300,000 in the U.S., 150,000 in the United Kingdom, 20,000 in Canada. The book review section of The Washington Post states they get 150 new titles each day. Each day! What are the chances of anyone getting noticed? Even if somebody has written the next classic, there’s the harsh reality of statistics. Having the public choose any particular book out of the annual American field of 300,000 strikes me as being the equivalent of winning the literary lottery. Congratulations, E. L. James: over 70 million copies of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy sold.

    By the way, the above is about new books published each year. According to Google, there are over 150 million books in existence! Literary lottery, indeed!

    There's a lot of junk out there, which means the public is leery of investing their time in anything unknown. Who wants the literary equivalent of bad movie? "I want two hours of my life back." Cheers to the risk-takers who brought E. L. James to the forefront.

    I appreciate you taking the risk.

    All the best to you in your world. :-)

  3. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

    1. Most kind of you. I appreciate the shout-out.

      All the best to you in your world. :-)

  4. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway :)

  5. A Post-apocalyptic SciFi Thriller: A cop teams up with a cyborg policewoman to find a dead killer who's still killing in a floating (antigravity) city.

    Metrofloat New York

    Currently 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon

    Interested, but not yet committed to reading the book? Visit my web site for a longer excerpt.

    Still wondering? Here’s what reviewers are saying.

    5 Star Review: Extraordinary book from a talented writer
    "Wow! Wow! Wow! What an extraordinary book from a talented writer. This is a Crime/Thriller meets Apocalyptic/Dystopian. Very easy to read and understand but very difficult to describe!!! Detective Heart lived on the floating city, he went to the grounders who worked on the ground and upset hi boss so was left behind. The grounders for those that survived the diseases and viruses all had one or more limb removed and had prosthetics. After 5 years Detective Heart was summoned to the floaters to partner Sergeant Stanton. Detective Heart was still whole but was surprised to find out his partner had been in an accident that killed everything but her brain. Scientists were able to make a body and organs to fit the brain. It took a lot for her to get used to, but she finally managed it. They were partnered up to try and solve the murders of the Council. There is so much packed into this book with the different mutations, cyborgs etc... A very enjoyable read."

    5 Star Review: Rene Magritte meets Bladerunner
    "That's the vision I had in my head as a I read this thoroughly engaging post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel. The world is devastated by a phage/pandemic that eats away at people's flesh. Artificial limbs/ cybernetic devices enhance one's way of life. Because of pollution and disease, major cities like NY, LA, Rome, Tokyo etc are suspended in the air by ant-gravity technology. This A/G tech is run by a small, sinister oligarchy, that runs/produces/manufactures this tech.

    A murder of one of the oligarchs, leads to an investigation by NYC law enforcement [Metro-floats as they are called].

    The book was very entertaining.
    I pictured artist Rene Magritte and his painting "The Castle of the Pyrenees" and Decker from "Blade Runner" the whole time reading this book.

    I can see this novel becoming a movie. . ."

  6. Love your cover art. Book sounds like a compelling read

  7. How long ago did you come up for the idea of your book?

    1. I first came up with the idea back in 2013, but stuck the manuscript in a drawer for a few years. Suddenly, inspiration struck, and I was back at it again. Voilà!

      I keep a notebook of ideas, so who knows what seed may blossom into a literary flower? Ha!

  8. I love the cover. The graphics are great!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  9. Love the cover! It looks so good
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  10. Looks like a great summer read.

  11. This sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. It sounds like a very exciting story. Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. This book sounds so good!!!

    Tracy Shafer

  14. intriguing, looks like good book by the autumn leaves burning, hot cider w/cinamon stick. yummy

  15. This book sure has an interesting cover.
    I am interested in the subject also.

  16. I like the cover, very interesting.

  17. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  18. I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  19. Looks like such a fun read and I love the cover art...very cool

  20. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. looks very nice and interesting. would love to check this out

  22. Thanks for offering such a cool prize!

  23. The excerpt sounds like a really great story line. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  24. The book sounds very interesting.


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