Michael Poeltl

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Book 2 of A.I. Insurrection is now available! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... A.I. Insurrection has found its audience! Some great reviews and solid ratings. If you're interested in A.I. and a future where it all goes sideways, read and review AI Insurrection. Artificial intelligence claims sentience, but is it the proof that will divide the world, and usher in the violent end to utopia? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
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Michael Poeltl was voted Best Writer/Author for 2010 in October by View Magazine:
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Her Past's Present

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The Judas Syndrome
I write in multiple genres because I believe we live multiple lives. If this life were all you were given, there wouldn’t be enough time to learn everything we’re here to learn. That’s a fact.  Each life presents its challenges, and if you can’t learn from them then, you’re doomed to repeat them.

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Mimi's Story (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A short concerning A.I. Insurrection during the Chimera executions of 2162
Spirit Race (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Science fiction set on a post-human earth, narrated by aliens. It is a story I had intended to finish years earlier, so it’s difficult to say whether it would have turned out the way it has if I hadn’t waited. I had even gone so far as to sketch out likenesses of the alien race who take the lead in this story. Mallia has arrived on earth forty five universal years after the human race had been wiped out. She is there to collect information on the humans and samples of surviving species to return to her Tow-world. What she doesn’t expect is to be guided by a strange voice in her head that will lead her to a life-altering revelation.)
Snowfort Wars (Humor)
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Description: With winter comes courage; to fight the elements, even just to go outside, but when a snowball fight sends you running for cover, courage can be found in the most unexpected places. Re-live your favourite part about winter in this witty and fun short.
The Gift (Horror)
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Description: Flash fiction concerning a man and his regret.
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Description: A revealing story of a man possessed
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" More of a Military Space Opera this time out. But all the characters you loved in Book One and a couple of new ones to keep it interesting.
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“Memories are of the ethereal, and not the material world, that is how I know I am forever.”
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“The storm long past, the night sky was beset with stars. Pointing upward, I asked her to pick a point of light and stay with it. Standing up, I eased Sara to her feet. Whispering into her ear, I asked, “Have you ever stood under a star... and felt the earth move under your feet?”
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“Memories are of the ethereal, and not the material world, that is how I know I am forever.”
Michael Poeltl

“The guns reminded me that this was just an attempt to punch holes in the darkness that enveloped us now.”
Michael Poeltl, The Judas Syndrome

“The storm long past, the night sky was beset with stars. Pointing upward, I asked her to pick a point of light and stay with it. Standing up, I eased Sara to her feet. Whispering into her ear, I asked, “Have you ever stood under a star... and felt the earth move under your feet?”
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Michael Poeltl #ScienceFiction book lovers - if you're on #Goodreads try your shot at winning 1 of 100 Kindle copies of book two in the A.I. Insurrection series. Armageddon #Freebooks https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/en...


message 37: by Michael (last edited Apr 05, 2019 09:57AM)

Michael Poeltl Happy Day! Book 2 of A.I. Insurrection Armageddon is available for pre-order. Receive your Kindle copy April 25th! Paperback to follow. #Sciencefiction #Artificialintelligence https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QHF58JT?...


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Michael Poeltl Just ahead of book two’s release, you can pick up A.I. Insurrection for free until March 9th for Smashwords’ #ReadanEbookaWeek Promo. Use Promo Code WR97L https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


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Michael Poeltl Check out my #authorinterview on the #DeadtoWrites Podcast. Thanks for hosting me, Donna. S2 E55: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/d...


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Michael Poeltl FREE SCI-FI, A.I. Insurrection #BlackFriday through #CyberMonday - Experience the world in 2163 - in anticipation of Book 2 available early 2019. Nov. 23-27th - https://www.amazon.com/I-Insurrection...


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Michael Poeltl Every thought of turning your car into a beta reader? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2PFh...


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Michael Poeltl Mentally exhausted after writing an extensive, multi-POV space battle for the second installation of A.I. Insurrection reminiscent of one of my favourite 80's cartoons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSrYs...


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Michael Poeltl Working on book two of AI Insurrection.... Progress is impressive. Nearly sixty-thousand words already. Excited for what this book is becoming.


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Michael Poeltl Put together a Little Free Library at the house to encourage literacy in my neighbourhood :) Anyone else doing this?


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Michael Poeltl If you like the idea of getting to know your author, join me for some author comedy as I read reviews and excerpts from my novels here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzeL...


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Michael Poeltl Encouraged to see A.I. Insurrection doing well on the Amazon #Bestsellers Rank for Kindles:
#13 in Science Fiction & Fantasy > #ScienceFiction > Military
#21 in Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
#27 in Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
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Michael Poeltl CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners of A.I. Insurrection kindle copy! I look forward to many more reviews!


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Michael Poeltl Enter for the chance to win one of 50 Kindle copies of my new work of sci-fi : A.I. Insurrection. Begins February 11th – March 12th, 2018.
2162. Artificial intelligence claims sentience, but it's the proof that will divide the world, and usher in the violent end to utopia, unless an uneasy alliance of adversaries can stop it. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


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Michael Poeltl Pick up the paperback copy of my newest release: A.I. Insurrection. You know you want to. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1981490582/...


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Michael Poeltl A.I. Insurrection is now available for pre-order for your Amazon #Kindle. Get the thoughtful #SciFi lover on your list this affordable near-future military #ScienceFiction novel. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HH9CTC?...


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Michael Poeltl Special Offer - Get your friends and family a FREE kindle of #ShortStories for the #Holidays. December 15th-17th.
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Michael Poeltl Interested in an ARC copy of my newest book A.I. Insurrection? Check it out here: A.I. Insurrection and message me for your PDF copy. Looking for advanced reviews and feedback.
Thanks,

Mike


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Michael Poeltl Get your FREE Kindle version of Waning Metaphorically August 10 - 12th. https://www.amazon.com/Waning-Metapho...


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Michael Poeltl EXCITING NEWS: After writing a Sci-fi short in his 2015 anthology, Waning Metaphorically - and Sci-fi being a go to genre of his own - Poeltl is developing an exciting universe which should be ready late 2017 or early 2018. Think: Red Rising, meets I Robot, meets Blade Runner (Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep).


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Michael Poeltl Because no one wants an Angry Earth, I'm offering the picture book for FREE from April 21st - 25th! Celebrate your planet and understand that it doesn't need you - but you need her every second of every day. https://www.amazon.com/Angry-Earth-Ca...


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Michael Poeltl In the spirit of the season, I'm giving away Kindle versions of Waning Metaphorically for the first time ever! Check it out, Dec 23rd – 27th Happy Holidays!
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Michael Poeltl Today I am sad for the World Turtle, the Living Earth. A Trump win means a blind eye on #climatechange. You will suffer, we will suffer, all life on earth will suffer. http://www.mikepoeltl.com/An_Angry_Ea...


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Michael Poeltl Get in on the Giveaway of 5 signed paperbacks of An Angry Earth https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


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Michael Poeltl An Angry Earth is now available - A picture book for adults and children alike. Learn what happens when the earth say as; No More!


message 14: by Michael (last edited Sep 02, 2016 07:07AM)

Michael Poeltl Currently working on : An Angry Earth - a cautionary tale of ignorance and the apocalypse - A picture book.


message 13: by Michael (last edited Aug 08, 2016 11:06AM)

Michael Poeltl What about a cautionary tale for children about ignorance and the Apocalypse? A picture book. Something dark. Something to scare them straight? Illustrations along the vein of Ralph Steadman. Pen and Ink. Something a parent would want and appreciate as well. Could something like that sell? I ask because I just penned something I thought up recently - a story made up on the fly for my daughter to get her to sleep...


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Michael Poeltl The Judas Syndrome - Book One - is up as an option on YA Apocalyptic and Dystopian fiction for Book of the Month. Please vote for it here. Thx!
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Michael Poeltl Check out my new (unique) #Booktrailer for the recent release of my collection of #shortstories https://www.goodreads.com/videos/8710...


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Michael Poeltl Interested in reviewing my new book, Waning Metaphorically? Message me.


Michael Poeltl Join in the giveaway for a chance to win Waning MEtaphorically, a collection of short stories. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


Michael Poeltl Pre-Order your Kindle Copy today, or pick up the print version of my latest book: Waning Metaphorically - A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...


Michael Poeltl The second book in The Judas Syndrome trilogy is just $0.89 for your kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Rebirth-Judas-S...


Michael Poeltl Both Her Past's Present and West of Noreaso are running a free book contest. Check them out for your chance to win:
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Michael Poeltl I'm offering The Judas Syndrome for free until December 29th at Smashwords: smashwords.com/books/view/4813 with coupon code: NV84E


Michael Poeltl Reincarnation. What's your thoughts? Researching during the writing of Her Past's Present led me to be hypnotized in order to experience this phenomenon. Find my description here: http://realreincarnationstories.com/a...


Michael Poeltl Congratulations to the two winners of The Judas Syndrome trilogy Rafflecopter contest. Meaghan R. from Encino, CA and Tobyann Aparisi from Tucson, AZ.


Michael Poeltl Tony wrote: "yes it sounds like a great read I put in for the giveaway of this book. how much would you charge for this book?"

Hi Tony,

It's going for $18.22 in paperback from Amazon, but I am selling $20.00 signed versions through my website. www.the-judas-syndrome.com It is also available in ebook format, Amazon kindle right now for $2.99. Also on Smashwords.com


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Tony Petry yes it sounds like a great read I put in for the giveaway of this book. how much would you charge for this book?


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