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Michael Poeltl

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Dan Simmons, Cormic McCarthy, Neil Gaiman

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EXCITING NEWS: A.I. Insurrection is available NOW! This SciFi novel has taken me on quite the journey - unexpected at times. Artificial intelligence claims sentience, but it's the proof that will divide the world, and usher in the violent end to utopia... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Michael Poeltl was voted Best Writer/Author for 2010 in October by View Magazine:
A weekly alternative newspaper reaching over 1 million potential voters/viewers.
Poeltl has released a general fiction novel; Her Past's Present, a children's novella: West of Noreaso, A Dytopian Trilogy; The Judas Syndrome, the Hello Me series - teaching children and adults alike the science of their spirit, and in 2015: Waning Metaphorically; A collection of short sto
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Average rating: 3.81 · 206 ratings · 69 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Judas Syndrome (The Jud...

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Revelation (The Judas Syndr...

4.43 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Rebirth (The Judas Syndrome...

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A.I. Insurrection

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Her Past's Present

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Waning Metaphorically

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An Angry Earth

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Energy is Forever, and so a...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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So, the 1973 movie Westworld has been starring me in the face for the last 45 years. Though I’ve never seen the movie or the TV show which has been running since 2017. So, after reading up on them and watching trailers I know enough about both the TV Show and Movie to say they share many themes with my new book; AI Insurrection.
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Mimi's Story (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 18, 2018 07:36AM
Description: A short concerning A.I. Insurrection during the Chimera executions of 2162
The Tree-Man of Dhalia (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 20, 2018 10:57AM
Description: A short piece of science fiction which features a sentient tree atop a robotic frame on a planet far, far away. When humans discover it, will it spell doom for the tree man, or for the humans?
Spirit Race (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 09, 2018 04:24PM
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)
1 chapters   —   updated May 20, 2016 06:16AM
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)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:28PM
Description: Flash fiction concerning a man and his regret.
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" How about A.I. Insurrection It's new and deals with the downfall of an A.I. embedded Utopian downfall. "
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The story is probably going to work for a kid of up to 8... But I bought this book for the artwork. Love my Steadman.
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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 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?” - The Judas Syndrome”
Michael Poeltl, The Judas Syndrome

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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?” - The Judas Syndrome”
Michael Poeltl, The Judas Syndrome

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message 29: by Michael

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...


message 28: by Michael

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
https://www.amazon.com/I-Insurrection...


message 27: by Michael

Michael Poeltl CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners of A.I. Insurrection kindle copy! I look forward to many more reviews!


message 26: by Michael (last edited Feb 08, 2018 11:49AM)

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...


message 25: by Michael

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/...


message 24: by Michael

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...


message 20: by Michael

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...


message 18: by Michael (last edited Dec 22, 2016 10:56AM)

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...


message 16: by Michael

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


message 15: by Michael

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...


message 12: by Michael

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!
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 11: by Michael

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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message 5: by Michael (last edited Nov 29, 2013 06:27AM)

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


message 1: by Tony

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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