The Hate Triangle

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” Her russet eyes stood out, through dark mascara, heavy makeup and curly hair. There were several things I disliked about the girl; her open, shameless flirtation with Sophie being one. The dress she wore, an embroidered, simple number, suggested she’d been living in a bus shelter, a … Continue reading The Hate Triangle

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Junknews

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “What is the problem?” said Wendy Socorro as she snuggled into the back seat. “It’s two hours before you stream live. You can’t switch stories on me know,” said her producer, Ethan A. Gerencia. The panic in his voice caused his words to sound awkward and out … Continue reading Junknews

Year of the Dog

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “I’m gonna feed you to the dogs,” said Fred Greenway brandishing a cleaver. He brought it down and cut into the young punk’s thigh. Doctor Gus flinched even though he’d seen this a hundred times. Having taken a Lava pill, his brain perceived the high-def images on … Continue reading Year of the Dog

Scumhackers

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “Did ya reset that last pango before you sold it to the girl?” asked Martin while urinating, standing upright behind a mound of garbage. She finished, pulled up her pants and strolled over to where Rico sat. Rico surveyed the lane way situated adjacent to the B … Continue reading Scumhackers

Dendro Token

The official voucher system for the novel “The Blood Ring”. Dendro (DEN) is an Ethereum-based token issued by the author of “The Blood Ring.” Holders of the token are entitled to trade the Dendro for any official content or content-related product offered by Bill Kandiliotis. These tokens can be used as vouchers to access the following … Continue reading Dendro Token

Yellowcop is everywhere.

It can see and hear everything. It can track where you are in the physical world and what you do in the virtual one. This panoptic surveillance network is legal and built into in every electronic device, gadget or machine that comes off the factory floor, from robot trashcans to autonomous smartcars. Anonymity is officially … Continue reading Yellowcop is everywhere.

Supernations, Mega City-States and Virtual Countries

Writing science fiction gives an author the opportunity to have a go at predicting the future. For me, the best tool I always find useful is this; in order to build a world in which to set the novel, you start by going back into history. 'To see the future one must look into the past' and follow … Continue reading Supernations, Mega City-States and Virtual Countries

A Hostile Takeover

The genesis of this project began way back in 2004. Working as a corporate audio visual technician, sitting through endless conferences and business meetings, I posed the question; what if some of these corporate cats around me, who behaved almost like scheming gangsters and money pirates, were indeed genuine gangsters and pirates. How would they … Continue reading A Hostile Takeover