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MOM is the mall operations manager the greatest intelligence in history, a machine awakened to self-awareness at a time when the last few human survivors have withdrawn to the last two remaining refuges on Earth. Quarantined from the global nanobot superorganism outside the malls and from each other inside, the mallsters are utterly dependent on MOM for everything including the only, ever-more suspect information they have about the world Outside. Now the malls are crumbling.
About the Author
Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer and editor resident in Thailand. He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow in politics and philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford, and in Kuwait, where he learned to sail, water-ski and make a credible red wine in plastic garbage bins. In earlier years, he worked at a wide variety of occupations, including four jobs as a driller and stope leader in mines and tunnels in Ontario and Quebec. While resident in Thailand he taught writing at Thammasat University, Bangkok, before setting out as a freelance writer and editor, as well as editorial director of a regional publishing company. He has had hundreds of articles published, his short stories have appeared in Asian and European magazines, and he's had three novels published in Southeast Asia. Additionally, he is author of a collection of short stories, a collection of occasional pieces, two books on diving, and a book on Thailand’s coral reefs. He has also co-authored a book on Thailand’s national parks. Collin is currently working hard on Resurrection the third volume of the Magic Circles series of which MOM and Genesis 2.0 are Books 1 & 2 respectively.