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The Successor By A.J. Conway
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A rich and powerful family, struck by tragedy, gathers in a lawyer’s office to hear the announcements of their late father’s will. Of the five candidates in the room, it seems perfectly... More > obvious who will inherit the company and be named the sole successor of a substantial fortune. But instead of cheques, the potential heirs are each given envelopes. Instead of the keys to an empire, they are handed cryptic clues pertaining to a bizarre and twisted treasure hunt, designed by their father to test them. This trial of brotherhood and sisterhood will likely end in bloodshed. Travis Madden, a mathematical prodigy, did not expect to find himself caught up in a rat-race, but his expertise in codes and number patterns makes him the unlikely key to finding a dead man’s lost fortune. Driven by the need to protect a young heiress from her murderous family, Travis must follow the clues and solve the puzzles before this dangerous game of greed and power consumes them all. There can only be one successor.< Less
My Nova By A.J. Conway
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Robotics has become an accepted norm of future technology. As the world’s population ages, there will come into existence a future in which much of a human’s comfort and safety is... More > managed by intelligent machines. A.J. Conway creates such a logical world and has put it into the pages of My Nova – psychologically complex fiction about a monopolistic megacorporation that manufactures (or is involved in the manufacture) of the machines that serve mankind. There is a catch, and it is one that Asimov seemed to have glossed over in his zeal for uplifting robotic technology. Is anthropomorphism the wave of the AI future? In the darkly imagined future of AI in the Spielberg movie of the same name, the cautionary dilemmas faced by the human-robot interface is given the stark conclusion that machines are machines no matter how they are programmed to act as humans to the point that humanity gives them the love reserved for humans. Read more at http://mynovaajconway.com/< Less
Skyquakers By A.J. Conway
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A bizarre and otherworldly storm bears down onto a small Australian outback town. Ned, a local schoolboy, finds himself trapped in a refrigerator during the chaos, only to later emerge and find every... More > living thing on Earth, human or otherwise, has vanished into the sky. While Ned bunkers down with what shelter and resources he can find, he soon notices the unsettling changes taking form around him: odd plant and animal life are emerging in place of those that were lost, and in place of humans comes these new, taller, shapeless beings that Ned dubs Skyquakers. Ned’s survival relies on him finding other humans; others like him who managed to outrun and outsmart the storm. But this country is big, dry, and unforgiving: his search for companionship across bushlands and deserts cannot come without a few sacrifices. As the Skyquakers approach, he runs.< Less

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