Welcome to my tour stop for Quantum State by M. Black hosted by RockStar Book Tours. Today I will have an excerpt and giveaway.
About The Book:
Title: QUANTUM STATE
Author: M. Black
Pub. Date: October 31, 2017
Formats: Paperback, eBook
In a distant future only known as year 61 of MAQS, the quiet utopian district of Cherni contains the perfect system. Everyone is assigned a duty, and life is harmonious directed by the chief quantum computer: MAQS.
But Masha Mikhailov is not convinced of MAQS’ sincerity and is determined to escape. Aided by her best friend Esfir, Masha’s plans take a surprising turn when she is assigned to marry the Keeper, Kazimir.
With both time and options running out, can Masha find her way out… or be forever trapped in the “perfect” life designated for her by the powerful AI?
If you’re a fan of Hyperion, The Giver, The Matrix, 1984 or Eagle Eye, you will love Quantum State.
State of Affairs
I live inside a district called Cherni, Zone 57, with a population of exactly two thousand, seven hundred and twenty people. I know because our quantum machine keeps an accurate count at all times and displays this number electronically over the wall of town hall. Ascania Pod is the educational institute for my zone, the one I attend. There is one pod for every twelve zones. We have eighty zones, and seven pods.
I don’t care for my Pod much, but maybe that’s because most of the classes and people don’t appeal to me. I spend a lot of my free time either with a friend of mine named Esfir, or at home building things out of metal scraps. Papa says my creative constructions are a waste of time—but a deeper part of me can’t stop.
Some say the Cherni district has the perfect system. A system with no aws, no prejudices or biases, no mistakes, no favors—we are just as we are supposed to be, or so we are told. I’m not so sure anymore.
The entire district of Cherni is surrounded by a very high wall. One I’ve never actually seen, yet. The world we live in is rather bleak. At least, that’s what I would call the lack of color just about everywhere. The ground is paved with a charcoal shade of concrete, and white sand with pebbles that are interspersed where concrete slabs are absent.
Long, black iron poles called Echoes are placed at every twenty-yard interval stretch from the ground to the sky to meet a shady atmosphere of dark purples, grays, and occasional wisps of white cloud—if we’re lucky. We don’t have seasons here, at least not like I’ve read about in books. Every time of year is always mucky, and the year is suspect. MAQS says we don’t need to concern ourselves with the past, so our timetables are based on the date of Cherni’s conception. That means we are in the year 61 of MAQS.
About M. Black:
M.Black is Ami Blackwelder and writes for the brand ENTER TOMORROW. She is a Montessori teacher, helps the deaf and hard of hearing, is an avid Pescetarian, believer in animal rights and wildlife conservation, and a lover of books. she is the author of the never-before-seen-concept Animal Graph, and dubs herself the ‘Robot Girl’ since many of her stories revolve around robots and A.I. She has a Siamese cat names LOTUS from Thailand when she was an educator there and he show sup in all her robot books. She adopted a cat named Ash in the States who also shows up in all of her robot books. She loves reading on Kindle Unlimited and only buys paperback. She enjoys many vegetarian dishes like veggie lasagna and four bean chili. She also likes watching movies, gardening, the beach, and hanging out with friends. Of course most of the time you will find her at home, pounding away at her computer.
Giveaway Details: International
1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
Ends on March 6th at Midnight EST!
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