Hey 3.5 readers.
Your old pal, BQB here.
The first episode of my ongoing serial, “The Last Driver,” will, if all goes to plan, come out on Amazon in June.
This story is set in a future where human driven cars are obsolete. Everyone relies on self-driven cars to get where they need to go and naturally, there’s a dystopian government that’s happy to use this technology to keep tabs on its subjects, i.e. where they are going, what time, who they are with, etc.
Enter 63 year-old Frank Wylder. In 2050, he may look like a doddering old man, but in his youth, he was a getaway driver for a bank heist ring. As the last man alive who can still drive a regular car, rebels kidnap his granddaughter, forcing him to get behind the wheel again and take on global government dubbed, “The One World Order.”
I like to call it “Fast and Furious” meets “Orwell’s 1984.” Since self-driving cars are pre-programmed to obey traffic laws, Frank will be able to put the pedal to the metal and outfox the Order every step of the way.
Meanwhile, there’s some relevance to today’s politics. The Order is an extension of “globalism” or the idea that power should be held by the world brought to fruition, i.e. in the form of a world government. The rebels, the “Nationalists” don’t like this at all and want to go back to dividing power up among individual countries.
That’s basically the short skinny. And hey, look, I’m not about to say I’m a fantastic guest, that I’ll bring you all kinds of accolades if you help me out (I’m pretty honest my site only gets 3.5 readers).
But anyway, if you’re interested, I’d love to a) get interviewed by you, maybe send me some questions I can write the answers to or b) write a guest post about my book for your blog or what have you.
If you can help me out, I’d appreciate it. I’d love to just be featured on a bunch of blogs this summer to get the word out on this, my first piece of fiction.
No biggie. Just a cool idea for a post if you have writer’s block.
We can get into the nitty gritty – the future, self-driving cars, tech, nationalism vs. globalism politics…or we can skip all that and talk about self publishing and the process of getting a book finished and up for sale.
P.S. Isn’t that cover awesome?