It’s the year 2066 and the human plugin, known as Chip, has taken the life of his son. The protagonist, Danl, is quite a humble man but has a strong moral compass. His passion for philosophy enables him to unlock the secrets of his future and discover some harsh realities. Could someone hate you without knowing you? Danl finds he has enemies and friends in the most unexpected places and sometimes it can be difficult to know which is which. Twists and turns as the plot unfolds leaves Danl struggling to deal with his unwanted grief. As he realises the answers are masked by layers of self-interest and lust for glory, he perseveres on his quest for justice for the sake of others. He soon discovers that the future is not about science, technology or even power, it is about the people.
The Chip Shop (Part 1) is a sci-fi adventure that will keep the reader guessing. The narrative has parallels with current economic and political issues, scientific discoveries and environmental developments. Power-hungry Chip, righteous Dahl and their respective communities represent the social hierarchy of modern day society. This forward-thinking futuristic novel will take readers beyond the realms of time. In a thrilling adventure, lead by Danl, readers can peer into the future that could be beyond our control...
“I have always loved literature and reading of all kinds. I have an equally great love of science. Two of my all time heroes are Isaac Newton and Richard Feynman. It was probably inevitable that I would develop a love for the works of H.G. Wells, through whose work, I was first introduced to the genre.” says Andrew G Tonks. The book examines political trends and explores how the future may be shaped by those elected as leaders which inspired Andrew to write his debut novel.
Andrew G Tonks was born in 1955. His family were active members of the mining community which taught Andrew to appreciate the close knit and caring community he grew up in. He trained as a pastor whilst completing his diploma in Theology but decided his interest in computing and science would form part of his future career. He is now an Adult Education Tutor specialising in key skills for ICT. Andrew lives in Birmingham where he continues to help within his local community.
PUBLICATION DATE 20th December 2013
eISBN: 9781783066957 Price: £3.99