THE SUPERFLARE

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How far would you go to survive in a post-apocalyptic world?

When a gigantic solar storm hits the earth in 2051, a worldwide EMP destroys almost all digital devices and power supplies. The artificial super-intelligence Tron disempowers the people. Life in the clean cities collapses. They sink into barbarism and chaos.

In the turmoil of this apocalypse, Julia (17), a girl from the clean city CC 12 turned living hell, meets Winston, an 18-year-old settler, whose village lies in the wilderness and whose people strictly reject any use of digital technology. The catastrophe made the once separate worlds collide.

In the adventures and battles Julia and Winston endure together, they’re forced to confront the principles of their worlds and to fight tooth and nails to stay alive. But Winston and Julia discover also their love for each other and their destiny in the fight of the free people against Tron and his machines.

For Julia possesses a special and powerful gift…

  • Listing ID: 13618
  • Author's Name: Andrew G. Berger
  • Your Email Address: a.g.berger@gmx.de
  • About the Author: My name is Andrew G. Berger. “The Superflare” is my first science fiction novel. In it, I tell a story set in the near future that explores how humans might behave in extreme situations. An artificial superintelligence plays a central role in it – and not by chance. The question of what impact the triumph of AI could have on the future of humanity has long been the subject of controversial debate. Since Chat GPT was launched, this discussion has reached the public consciousness – and gained even more urgency.

    About myself: I have studied German Literature, Political Sciences and History. Today I live and work in Berlin. I am married and have two children.
  • URL of the book's purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BKYK2G63
  • Genre: Sciende Fiction
  • Titles of All Books: THE SUPERFLARE (English edition)
    DER SONNENSTURM (German edition)
  • 1. Did you love reading books when you were little? Why or why not?: I was and I am an avid reader.
  • 2. At what age did you start reading books? What were your best memories of that time?: When I could read, I read all the books in the community library, and when I was through, I started over. I mainly spent rainy days with books when I couldn't play soccer outside or build tree huts in the forest. Then I looked for and found the adventures in the books, and new worlds of thought.
  • 3. What was the first book you loved reading? Why?: I think the first books that iclas were the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, in which I could discover so many strange characters and fantastic worlds.
  • 4. When did you first think about writing your first book? Why?: When I was a high school student, I realized that writing was something I liked and enjoyed. So I wrote for the school newspaper, then for the local paper, and later as a student for a large national daily newspaper. Then came prose texts, which were published in anthologies. I have edited and participated in the editing of books and I still write for film and TV. The idea for “THE SUPERFLARE,” my first long novel, also arose from one of those film projects.
  • 5. What was the greatest obstacle you've encountered when you were writing your book? What made you overcome it?: Well, The Superflare has more than 500 pages, and it was a great challenge to revise those pages over and over again until the editor and I felt that everything was now right and in the right place.
  • 6. What pieces of advice can you give aspiring authors? What worked for you?: I don't think it's my place to advise other authors. Everyone has their own style, their own way of working, and that's the way it has to be. For me, it was important to keep writing, not to give up even when things got difficult, and not to let things go too soon.
  • 7. Who are the authors or what are the books that had the greatest influence in your own writing? Why?: I have read far too many books to be able to highlight any single one here. They all had an influence on my writing. They all opened the door to the world of literature and writing.
  • 8. What are your current or future writing plans? What can readers further expect from you?: I am working on several projects at the moment, and some readers of the superflare have asked me if and when I will write a sequel. Perhaps I will do so when the time is right.
  • Awards, reviews, press releases, and other relevant information: Here are some quotes from reviews: "A Glimpse into what our future might hold and how we will have to adapt, to survive. Wonderful story and beautifully writing." (Book Lover, on Amazon) - "Super dystopia, a modern Romeo & Juliet!" (Buecherjunky.de) "It's a blast!" (Penndorf Reviews) "The author does a great job of writing a story that is easily enjoyed with characters that are vibrant and likable." (Abbie Riddle on Goodreads) – "Great use of scifi elements. I was hooked from the first page!" (Kat M. on Goodreads) - "What a hidden gem!" Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.
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