Think of the greatest tech company in the world. Imagine getting a job there and all the requisite perks: free gourmet food, free booze, a gym, a swimming pool, and a holiday bonus every month. Your brilliant coworkers don’t adhere to a dress code...or the company drug policy. Great parties, more money and everyone’s admiration seem to be the only corporate goals on the agenda.
Vic is just like every other Harvard grad, except that he just scored a job at the tech conglomerate, SHOW. But in the pursuit of success and happiness, he falls into a shady world of sex, drugs, and fraud. The young tech elites are just as greedy as Wall Street bankers, but all the more cunning and cool.
THE SHOW is a satirical and unsavory tale, revealing the savagery beneath the shiny veneer of Silicon Valley. A darker, drug-fueled parallel to Dave Eggers’ THE CIRCLE, Filip Syta's debut novel offers a raw glimpse into the dangerous evolution of the tech world.
Filip Syta is a former Google employee who chose to leave the tech world behind to satisfy his constant urge to write and to pursue his ambition of becoming a novelist. He was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011, he graduated with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He aspires to make readers identify the truly important things in life.
Endorsed by authors, teachers, and scientists, Mike Mongo's THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL excites a new generation of space explorers. The book, designed for children between the ages of 8 and 13, is a functioning, first-step instruction manual. With excitement and honesty, Mongo encourages his readers to articulate and personalize their own vision of next-generation space travel and scientific exploration. Driven in part by new space celebrities (Commander Chris Hadfield, Elon Musk, Alyssa Carson), and in part by a shift in popular interest in space (SpaceX rockets, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kerbal Space Program videogaming), THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL captures a new era of enthusiasm for space exploration.
Mike Mongo is a well-known space enthusiast. As a public speaker, blogger, and space educator, he works to encourage primary, middle school, and high school students to pursue careers in astronautics and space-related fields. Mike is co-founder of the BUILD A STARSHIP initiative, and is based out of Key West, FL, where he lives with his wife, Leonie Thompson-Mongo.
Jim McDoniel’s debut novel is a darkly comic urban fantasy of ancient horrors in suburban cities. After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile―also known as the Curséd One, the Devil’s Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors―awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently, he’s just too ugly―modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good. Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible. With the help of pert vampire-wannabe Amanda; Simon, the eight-year-old reincarnation of his greatest foe; and a cadre of ancient and ugly horrors, Yulric prepares to battle the glamorous undead. But who will win the right to determine, once and for all, what it truly means to be a vampire?
Jim McDoniel is a writer of weird, funny tales. A graduate of the University of Minnesota and Chicago’s Second City Conservatory, he spends much of his time in the Windy City writing audio dramas and radio plays about monsters, magic, and mad science. This is his first novel.