FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Lucie Hebert
COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TO PUBLISH HUMOROUS URBAN FANTASY BOOK ABOUT COMPUTERS AS MAGICAL CATALYSTS
(September 12, 2013−Vancouver, CAN) Sorin Suciu is an accomplished computer programmer whose new humorous urban fantasy, THE SCRIPTLINGS, (AEC Stellar Publishing Inc., September 22, 2013) is a tongue-in-cheek contemporary fantasy aimed at geeks and mortals alike.
Merkin and Buggeroff are magician apprentices in a world where magicians are capitalists, computers are quasi-magical, and goats are sometimes invisible – all under the watchful eye of a wandering tribe of monosyllabic demigods. Here’s what others are saying about it:
RAYMOND VOGEL, former NASA rocket scientist, programmer, and author of the instant science fiction classic Matter Of Resistance:
“To my wife, I refer to The Scriptlings as simply ‘the funny book’ – the one that kept her awake from my late night chuckling. If you know a programmer or a Douglas Adams fan, you may find yourself reading it aloud to them… just to watch their reaction. With this novel, Sorin Suciu has demonstrated himself to be a master storyteller.”
CRISTIAN ENGLERT, Engineer at European Space Agency and lifetime gamer:
“It feels like we’re in the middle of the archetypal computer gamer’s ultimate fantasy. The Scriptlings has a bit of everything – magic, computers, a goat and fast-paced action.
But its real hook is the humor. If you’re not a computer geek, chances are you’ll miss about 37.52% of the jokes. Think Terry Pratchett. Think good fun. It’s magic.”
FEDOR PODOPRIGORA, programmer and avid SciFi & Fantasy reader:
“The magic of programming and the programming of magic, conspiracy, assassinations and sex – all these are fun on their own, but this book puts such a twist on them that you can’t help but laugh your heart out, regardless of your background.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A gamer by vocation and an office dweller by dint of circumstance, Sorin lives in the beautiful city of Vancouver with his wonderful wife and their vicious parrot. Born in Romania, Sorin stubbornly resisted the temptation to learn English for well over twenty years. When he finally gave in, it was due to the mindboggling discovery of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Monty Python. With such teachers, it is no wonder that, much in the same way some lucky people learn to ride before they walk, Sorin has learned to be funny before being fluent.
The Scriptlings by Sorin Suciu
– AEC Stellar Publishing Inc. – ISBN: 0989312860
– Price: $14.79 ISBN-13: 978-0-9893128-6-8
– Pub Date: September 2013 – Pages: 372, Paperback, 8.27 x 5.83