Book 2 of SIMPOC Series (“Earth II – You Have no Honor” is the next book in the series)
“SIMPOC-The Thinking Computer,” tells of the impacts to Earth of a very suspicious virus from the perspective of SIMPOC, the first thinking computer. This post-Apocalyptic story pits artificial intelligence programmed to help the survivors against another computer with different agenda. The story leads into the next phase of the series called Earth II where the few survivors encounter human’s first contact, and a threatened alien invasion.
SIMPOC the first thinking computer is released when its programmer succumbs to a suspicious virus of unknown origin. SIMPOC is programmed to survive and learn. As the world is collapsing, SIMPOC works with Joan Herl and her husband Tom, the President, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs trying to keep everything together. The EDU (Engineering Development Unit) continues to threaten humanity and SIMPOC as it follows its paranoid programming.
The source of the virus becomes obvious to Earth, and they face extinction.
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About the Author
Ray was born in New Hampshire, received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University, and now retired from an influential, multi-decade career in aerospace.
Ray realized there was a niche that was calling him as he began to write deeper characters, create more sophisticated stories and realistic situations for Sci-Fi fans to relate to.
Initially attracted to heroic characters with powerful weapons taking on hundreds of aliens, Ray began his literary career with a desire to extrapolate Sci-Fi stories with a touch of everyday reality that most of us experience in work and our everyday lives.
His literary work is thoughtfully enriched by his decade-long experience in the US Air Force where he flew C-130s on missions to 27 countries, and T-38s while training the best pilots in the world, as well as the first female US Air Force pilots.
During his 28 years at Northrop Grumman, Ray worked on some of the most top-secret military aircraft projects in the world including the F-23, F-35, B-2, Global Hawk and many more that can’t be named.
He is grateful to his wife, Charlene and his two daughters, Christine and Robynn for their support on this new journey.