About the Book
Title: One God – The Will To Power
Author: Kata Mlek
Genre: Dystopian, Technothriller, Science Fiction
Miran Zyelinski has had enough of ethics and laws getting in the way of progress.
Nothing—not the government, not the church, and certainly not lesser men—will hold back Miran’s vision for humankind: immortality.
Miran will need wealth, brilliance, and ruthlessness to achieve his goal. Andreas can provide wealth, but must be paid in his own currency, and his price is high. Satia has brilliance and ruthlessness to match Miran, but their mix is volatile.
Opposed on all sides, Miran will not waver from his goal of immortality. The question is not whether he will succeed, but who will be left alive when he does.
Based on real-world developments in biology and genetics, this technothriller rolls relentlessly through unexpected twists and continuous shifts of power, culminating in a tempting, disturbing, and altogether-too-likely vision of the future, where one corporation gains almost total control over the world.
Book 1 of 3. Includes The Genesis Files, bonus micro-fiction and art from the world of One God.
Note: contains strong language and some disturbing scenes. For mature readers only.
“Elliot Goldblum!” The man sitting behind the modern, plastic desk snapped the name into his phone. The top of the desk was empty except for the phone and a laptop. Elliot, typing manically, held the receiver between his shoulder and ear. It was a Bang & Olufsen, a limited series called “For Friends.” He kept forgetting that he could easily turn on the hands-free mode and talk normally, with no neck ache later.
“Stefan Huber,” the person calling introduced himself. Elliot stopped typing for a second—he didn’t recognize the name. If I don’t know him, it’s not important, he decided.
“I’m busy,” he said. The stranger couldn’t have chosen a worse moment. Zachary hadn’t returned from the cheder and Abby, hysterical, had called him five minutes earlier and demanded that he find the boy immediately. What’s more, he had a pressing contract on his plate that he had to handle himself—which was why he’d stayed at the office and sent his security guard instead—he was sure the boy would be found without any trouble. He’d been hurriedly adding his comments to the contract, expecting the client’s call, when Huber had contacted him instead.
“Don’t you even have a few seconds?” This guy didn’t know when to back off.
“No,” Elliot said. “I’m just starting a teleconference.”
“Really?” Huber sounded surprised—Goldblum was getting irritated. He clenched his jaw. He wanted to slam the receiver down and end the call, but it wouldn’t be appropriate for someone in his position, even busy as he was.
“Yes, really!” he said. “I’ll call you tomorrow, now I have a call…”
“Actually, I think you don’t.”
“What do you mean?” Elliot snapped at him.
“I think you’re lying,” Huber answered in a quiet tone. “I wonder, Elliot, why you haven’t gone looking for Zachary yet…”
UNCOMFORTABLY REAL FICTION
I began my writing career in 2012 after leaving the IT industry. In Poland, I’ve had several successful novels published by traditional publishers. In 2015, I made the decision to switch to self-publishing and start my international career.
In 2015, I published the English edition of my intense psychological thriller Absolute Sunset. This was one of the most talked-about books in Poland in 2012, and the English edition has been equally well-received.
In 2016, I published One God—a trilogy of techno-thrillers about corporate control of genetic modifications. Originally published in Polish as a single long novel, the English version was expanded and re-written to create a trilogy with lots of great new scenes.
Now I’m working on another psychological thriller, a brand-new story written directly in English for my English readers.
All of my books cross genres—I like to experiment with different styles to create the effect I want, and to give my readers a unique experience. My Polish background gives me a different perspective and makes my writing fresh, although I feel it’s still accessible—inside we’re all the same, after all.
You can read my free short stories, get writing tips, and catch up with me on my blog at katamlek.com. If you like my work, you can become my patron on Patreon and get future books for free. And of course, you can find me on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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