Aaron Swartz's Life Inspiration for Doubt Book 1 of Among Us Trilogy
Aaron Swartz's sudden death in early 2013 came as a shock to the tech world. As a tribute to his truth-seeking activism, author Anne-Rae Vasquez writes a novel where the hero is a tech prodigy seeking to save humanity from evilness in the world.
Vancouver (I-Newswire) September 16, 2013 - Vasquez comments on the official Among Us Trilogy website:
"What's behind the story? I wrote the first chapter after I woke up from a dream with a vivid image of the beginning of the end of the world. It was so clear in my mind that it frightened me. The only thing that gave me hope was that in the same dream, there was a group of young people who risked their lives banding together to try and save the world. Perhaps my dream was inspired by what I've seen in the news where young people around the world are fighting back against their governments' oppressive policies. This wave of 'Truth Seekers' is evident with the recent "Arab Spring" and other youth led revolutionary protests and peaceful activism against governments who resort to terror and bloodshed to suppress their voices.
When I started writing Doubt, I was shocked to hear about the untimely death of Aaron Swartz, an internet prodigy who was 'behind some of the Internet's defining moments, soaring to heights that many developers only dream of-CNN' and an activist.' [wikipedia]. His fight for the truth and justice was ended when he was found dead in his apartment on January 11 2013. His father Robert Swartz said, "[Aaron] was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles."
At that time, I was shaping out who would be the hero of my story and I decided that I wanted someone like Aaron, intelligent beyond his years, courageous and a seeker of truth and justice. My book Doubt is a tribute to Aaron's memory and also an inspiration for all young people to uphold Aaron's determination to use his talents to help make the world a better place.
"[Aaron] used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place." - .rememberaaronsw[dot]com, ]Remember Aaron Swartz
The author has reached out to the friends and family of Aaron by creating a special edition eBook copy of the soon to be released book. She has provided this special edition with a tribute to Aaron on the dedication page and more surprisingly, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License in honour of Aaron's memory. She hopes that the Swartz family will share the special edition digital ebook on the 'Remember Aaron Swartz' website to help inspire others to become truth seekers and keep his work alive.
AR Publishing announces the publication of Doubt, the first installment of the Among Us Trilogy series, by Anne-Rae Vasquez. The Among Us Trilogy is a dystopian, paranormal urban fantasy, sci/fi, new adult fiction thriller set to be released in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and other publishing platforms by November 13, 2013. The author uses her film making, social marketing and writing skills and love for using transmedia to help attract readers who are closet truth seekers with a love for fringe science, gaming, paranormal, time travel and all things geeky.
Synopsis: At 21 years old, Harry and Cristal are fresh out of university with their PhD's. Labeled all their lives as being 'weird' and 'geeky', they find true friendships with other outcasts by playing online virtual reality games. Now they face the challenges of learning how to be comfortable with their new 'adult' identities. Harry Doubt, a genius programmer and creator of the popular online game 'Truth Seekers', has a personal mission of his own; to find his mother who went mysteriously missing while volunteering on a peacekeeping mission in Palestine. His gaming friends and followers inadvertently join in helping him find her; believing that they are on missions to find out what has happened to their own missing loved ones. During Harry's missions, Cristal and the team of 'Truth Seekers' stumble upon things that make them doubt the reality of their own lives. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that there are spiritual forces among them both good and evil, but in learning this, they activate a chain of events that start the beginning of the 'end of the world' as they know it.
Connect with the author and her readers:
Twitter hashtag: #amongus
Official book trailer: YouTube channel 3arnb9
About Anne-Rae Vasquez:
Anne-Rae Vasquez is a freelance journalist for Digital Journal.com, author, filmmaker and web design programmer. Her latest novel, Doubt, is the the first book in the Among Us Trilogy series. Her other works include: the novel and screenplay for the award winning feature film and web series Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, Salha's Secrets to Middle Eastern Cooking Cookbook Volume 1, Gathering Dust - a collection of poems, and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by Sams.net (a division of Macmillan Publishing). Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was her feature screenplay and film directorial debut.
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