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27 January 2016

Michael Leon & 'Cubeball' #MichaelLeon @GoddessFish #SciFi

Today we have author Michael Leon visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends. I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.
* I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels - all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world's best in the 22nd century's most popular sport - CUBEBALL - the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.
~ Excerpt ~
* Unlike the real Mars settlement, Mons City was surrounded by a vertical city. Skyscrapers impossible to build on Earth or Mars dwarfed the largest mountain in the solar system. Mons City consisted of two cities, the Left Bank and Right Bank. Each city was built at the base of Olympus Mons, forming the largest boulevard ever digitally designed. Two parallel lines of skyscrapers extended thirty kilometres out from the Martian mountain and five kilometres apart. There was only one way in to Mons City and that was through the boulevard. Hover lines crisscrossed between the two cities making a Tokyo train station look like a country town. Twenty two million gamers (most online from their home) competed in this game. Around fifty thousand actually entered the game from Velvet Underground. Most of them were there to hide from the real world or rest and recover from the demands of the game. About another thousand were like Mickey, looking for someone. It was a melting pot of technology, human energy, drugs and dreams. So much had been won, lost or wasted in this boulevard of broken dreams. Mickey slowed as he entered Mons City.
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Thank you for joining us here today, Michael Leon! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Michael Leon is giving one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card! So be sure to leave a comment AND use the Rafflecopter below. Also, visit the other tour stops for a greater chance of winning!

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12 comments:

Michael Leon said...

Thanks to Casey for hosting me today and thank you to Goddess Fish! Wishing everyone good luck in the giveaway! Also, check out my blog and you'll see the snooker venue that inspired many of the scenes I wrote in Cubeball!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

Good luck with the release!

--Trix

Victoria Alexander said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Michael Leon said...

Hi Trix! Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

Michael Leon said...

Thanks Victoria! I look forward to your feedback. Best of luck with the giveaway!

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

Michael Leon said...

Hi Eva! Thanks for your great support and good luck with the giveaway!

Dario Z said...

I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

Michael Leon said...

Thanks for your feedback, Dario! Always appreciated. Good luck with the giveaway!

Ree Dee said...

I really enjoyed your interview. I Love the description of the world you have created. Thank you for sharing.

Michael Leon said...

Thanks, Ree! I've enjoyed your wonderful support and encouragement! Good luck with the giveaway!