December 22, 2020, 11:53 pm
"*Caption: Cover, “A Final Reminder” by Buzz McCord." Huntington Beach, California - Dec 23, 2020 - Right on time for the worst Christmas in a century, Buzz McCord has released his techno-thriller “A Final Reminder.” (ISBN: 978-1736148815, paperback; 978-1736148822, eBook), It’s timely, with just enough humor, sci-fi corporate crime, violence and romance to distract anyone from the pandemic buzzing up all around. “A Final Reminder” is a break from news about shortages of body bags. Built around a funny yet heroic elite techie team, “Reminder” takes off on comedic haphazard motorcycle chases through Ho Chi Minh City guided by a mysterious Cloud avatar. McCord paints a still-hopeful world of bioluminescent hairdos and augmented human intelligence scarred by ubiquitous ultraviolet sterilization and government-mandated instant pathogen detector machines. Dr. Dirk Samuelson, uber-wealthy San Francisco entrepreneur and founder of tech-conglomerate, Arctan International, has invented software that can stop any pandemic by tracking every person’s movement and behaviors. That software, Exoculation, is being studied right now for real by Shin Bet and MIT. Last week, Apple and Google detailed their collaboration on X-Mode, the software to trace locations via cellphones. Big Brother is here, but the author forecasts hope. “I write about an optimistic near-future where talent is the ‘international currency,’” he says. “In my novel, catastrophic death tolls from recurring pandemics create what I call the ‘Roaring Twenty-Twenties.’ Women become supremely confident in their professional abilities – business, neurobiology, assassination – as well as their sexual selves. But, is it how you want to live?” “A Final Reminder” describes an exciting future coming soon to a reality near you. Want a peek, read the book. About the Author Buzz McCord is a tech-preneur and professor with a career in international science, invention, and teaching. He researched “Reminder” for two years in Albania, Norway, Korea, Tokyo and Kamchatka and was chased by the freshly emerging SARS-CoV-2 from Hong Kong through Cambodia into Vietnam. He’s an award-winning documentary filmmaker. For more information about the author and novel visit: https://www.buzzmccord.com For more information about the book: https://www.amazon.com/Final-Reminder-Buzz-McCord-book/dp/B08NZ3NW3Q/re… “A Final Reminder" is available on Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and through other independents.