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  • Ashley Boolell

My new novel, "The Disruptors", will be released on the 12th of September.


Hello Readers,

I am very pleased to announce that my new novel called "The Disruptors" will be released on the 12th of September.

This time, the inspiration came from Artificial Intelligence, a topical subject that has captured the world's perception of the future. As was the case with Killed In, the story of The Disruptors is built around a central character. However, you should not expect similarities between the two novels. The Disruptors is completely different and is, as far as my expectations are concerned, an upgrade compared to Killed In. I have worked to improve all the major aspects of my writing: style, depth, flow, character development and creative impact. It will, of course, be up to the readers to decide if this latest effort is conclusive. As a writer, I owe it to my readers to take into account their criticism and feedback. These have always proved to be extremely important in my quest to improve the quality and innovative aspects of my novels.

While I was writing The Disruptors, I frequently thought about the creative dimensions of two, highly influential, individuals: George Orwell, the author of 1984, and James Cameron, the creator of iconic movies such as "The Terminator" and "Alien". This is not a coincidence. I believe that they have, through their works, perfectly captured the essence of dystopia. This is what I have tried to do, in my own way, with The Disruptors. The latter is, ultimately, about the world's inevitable journey towards a frightening dystopia created through Artificial Intelligence.

The central character of The Disruptors is Mark Steel, a billionaire genius whose idealistic, but flawed, vision leads to the creation of Fractal, a monstrous company that becomes the world greatest producer of Artificial Intelligence. A series of events leads Mark Steel to surrender the control of Fractal to his lieutenants but, a few years later and against all of his expectations, he is summoned by the leaders of the G7 countries to help them destroy the entity that he created. Therein lies a critical theme explored by The Disruptors: Governments losing their powers to Artificial Intelligence.

See you on the 12th of September.

Best,

Ashley Boolell


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