Death is inevitable, data is forever.
Paragon.EXE is the prequel novella to the Absolute Knowledge trilogy. Fueled by the Cold War, the development of the technology that led to the Absolute Knowledge project began with very different objectives than are present in the year 2146, over two hundred years in the future from the start of the Omniscient project.
Created as a project to aid leadership in the case of catastrophe, the Omniscient project was morphed by corruption and the pursuit of the unknown. These changes were hidden through time only to resurface when the stakes were much higher.
Paragon.EXE takes place in the 1960s and 2020s and follows the chilling development of the Absolute Knowledge project from its cryptic roots.
“It might seem odd then that this novella splits in time, part in that future, part in the Cold War era of the 1960s. Initially, the two seem very removed, but it starts to click together, and lay the pieces in place for the novel, with a mischievous reveal at the end that leaves the reader with more information than some of the characters and that tantalising sense of ohhhhh that makes you want to know what comes next.”
“This is a good prequel and especially a good taste of some very nice world-building. My appetite for the novel Absolute Knowledge is whetted almost perfectly.”