2018 B. R. A. G. Medallion winner
2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards finalist
A few years from now, an inventor named Pax creates the Univiz, a combination of augmented and virtual reality glasses that revolutionize how people communicate and interact with the world around them. The Univiz renders all other personal computing devices obsolete, and Pax goes on to become the head of Omnitech, the most powerful tech company in history. But due to a recent downturn in sales, Pax finds himself suddenly facing a shareholder revolt. His only hope to retain control of the company he founded lies with a secret project he believes will revolutionize human cognition the way the Univiz transformed personal computing.
However, Pax's plans are upended by a worldwide computer virus that attacks people through the internet of things (IoT). Within days the virus threatens to destroy civilization, and Pax is forced to help deal with the crisis. He meets a woman named Alethia, the brilliant leader of a mysterious society that has developed a quantum computer exponentially more powerful than any supercomputer ever built. Alethia reveals a devastating truth about humanity to Pax before forcing him to make a choice that, no matter what he decides, will affect the future of the human race.
An eerily believable vision of the near future, The Infinet is a speculative fiction thriller that can’t be missed!
Incredible story of technology out of control and humanity’s all-too-human reactions to it! Truly a great read. (Amazon review, Top 500 reviewer)
The story moves along at a very good pace - it's exciting. The author excels at world-building: the technology, while far ahead of what we have now, is very much within the realm of conception, based on rumored (and actual) developments. I think the author has done an excellent job of bringing that future to life, and in demonstrating how seamless its use is. (Amazon review)
...Akers has done a masterful job of blending science fiction with science fact. Not only is this a spellbinding story but it an education in cybernetics, history, anthropology, religion, philosophy and so much more. I read three to four Sci-Fi books a week and this is the best I have read this year. (Amazon review)
Ever notice how realistic most first-person shooter games have become? Soon a game called 4Real will take things to a whole new level. Argony is the action-packed sci-fi short story of one top player's quest to reach the pinnacle of gamer glory - Ultimate Ascension. The only question bigger than whether he makes it or not is – was it all really a game?
The advanced technologies described are quite believable whether they exist or not. Yet. It is easy to imagine our world eventually becoming this place. And it's scary as hell if you think about it.
Akers wrote a fast paced short story that drew me in — I was disappointed only when it ended! Really interesting story! (Amazon review)