Thursday, October 17, 2019

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Homo Roboticus by Mayet Ligad Yuhico

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Homo Roboticus by Mayet Ligad Yuhico. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a tour wide giveaway to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the blitz for more excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Homo Roboticus
Author: Mayet Ligad Yuhico
Publication Date: September 8th 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Post-Apocalyptic, Speculative Fiction
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US Colony Agent Brice O' Rourke is traumatised as a child when half the world disappears as waters rose because of climate change and when North Korea unleashed sentient human like droid soldiers to conquer lands for their hungry people.

When the US Congress passed laws allowing the Homo Roboticus Sollus and Aequilavum programs, Brice gains Ira, a sister, and meets a fellow droid agent Lee Jae Sung who saves her life during a mission.

As a new President wins on an anti-robotist, authoritarian stance vowing a pre-machine existence, will Brice defy her own government and risk her life to save loved ones from extinction?

“Homo Roboticus is a richly-imagined cautionary tale of a future earth in which long-feared climate disaster has actually happened, the world’s population is permanently at war, and robots have become almost more human than their creators.” --Susan Krawitz, author of Viva, Rose!, a Sydney Taylor Honor winner, National Jewish Book Award debut fiction finalist, and Spur Award finalist

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EXCERPT:
Brice entered the glass portal. Whoosh! She closed her eyes as a machine sucked her thin suit and headgear from her body. And then the safety lights flashed, and she entered the safe house.

Its coolness was a welcome respite from the heat outside. Naked, she sat on a pod-shaped chair, closed her eyes, and waited for the rest of the ritual. A squadron of tiny cleaning machines whirred around her, thin brushes entering the crevices of her face and body, scrubbing them clean of toxic ash. When they flew away, spray jets descended from the ceiling and water cascaded down, washing away any debris. When the safety lights flashed again, she stood and stepped forward into drying gusts of air. With the flash of a single green light, she was cleared to leave the portal.

Her dark blue suit was hanging inside a cabinet by the door. As she dressed, she tried not to think how much she loathed this stiff, ugly, utilitarian garment. Instead, she turned her focus to the notes she would write about the Agni landscape. “Day 15. Han Machina survivor #2817 interview notes in Annex V. Still no daylight due to smog, pollutants enter the crevices of the body’s orifices, need for a mask 24/7. UNINHABITABLE.”

As always, a thin whirring Bee, her mechanical electronic monitor, had stood by during the cleaning ritual and was now hovering at its usual arm’s-length distance from her head. That soft, buzzing noise was her constant companion. There was nothing she could do that wouldn’t be observed by the Colony. She turned away from the Bee, as if to block out its presence.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mayet Ligad Yuhico is the author of FOURTEEN DAYS, a work of romantic contemporary fiction published in 2011.

Based in Singapore since 2012, Mayet has shifted to the genre of speculative fiction in her new novel, HOMO ROBOTICUS, to ponder on the consequences of global warming and climate change.

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GIVEAWAY:
Mayet Ligad Yuhico will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, be sure to leave a comment at a different stop participating in the blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

48 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well. I appreciate them both.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, James. And thanks for visiting Heather's blog alltheupsanddowns.blogspot.com. Enjoy!

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  2. Hi Heather! Thank you for hosting me and featuring Homo Roboticus in your blog. If any of your readers have questions about the novel, just reply to this message and I'll try to answer as best as I could. Have a great day ahead! :) Mayet Ligad Yuhico

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  3. Thank you for organising this awesome blog tour, Marianne! @GoddessFish

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  4. How long after you finish a book, do you start your next book?

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    1. Hi Bernie! I'm planning to start writing the new novel while promoting Homo Roboticus. Even before HR was finished, I was able to take a short trip to visit the locale of my next novel. The groundwork preparing a literary work is as interesting as the actual writing! :)

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    1. Thank you Rita. You are too kind! Hope you join the Giveaway. Good luck to you ! :)

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  6. Great excerpt, sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading :)

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    1. Victoria, you made my day.Thank you for liking the excerpt. Have a great weekend ahead! :)

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  7. looks like a fun one

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    1. Thank you for taking time out to visit alltheupsanddowns. And thank you for your kind words. If you're joining the give-away, wishing you luck in advance :)

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  8. Did you spend a lot of time on research for the scientific and technological aspects of you story?

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    1. Hi Bea! I spent a lot of time researching on the scientific and technological aspects of the story. I was surprised that many of the futuristic inventions I've conjured in the novel are in its nascent development today. It's fascinating what 2071 would look like, which is the present timeline of Homo Roboticus. Have a great weekend ahead!

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    2. Thanks so much for your response! You have a great weekend as well

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  9. I like the whole concept of this.. really interesting.

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    1. Your comments are truly humbling, Dale. Hope you get hold of Homo Roboticus one of these days. A great weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you Deb. Hope you took part in the Giveaway featured here at alltheupsanddowns site. Good luck!

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  12. This sounds like a really good read.

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    1. Holly, thank you for your kind words. Let me know if you get hold of Homo Roboticus. Send me your comments. Have a great weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you for visiting alltheupsanddowns site, and thanks for the compliments about Homo Roboticus, Nancy. Your words are truly humbling.

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  14. Veri intriguing excerpt. A must read for sure.

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    1. Thank you,Deborah. I hope you get hold of Homo Roboticus soon! Have a great day ahead! :)

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  15. Really like a good sci-f- thriller.. have not read many but this one I surely will...

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    1. Michelle, thank you for your kind words. It made my day! I hope this sci-fi thriller will be a good read for you. Happy weekend!

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    1. I love your comment, Kim. Thank you. Let me know your comments if you finally get to read Homo Roboticus. Happy Friday!

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  17. Sounds like a great book for my hubby- adding to his Christmas wish list

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  18. Thank you for adding Homo Roboticus to your hubby's Christmas wish list. You are so sweet, Dane! Have a great weekend. Cheers!

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  19. This sounds like a great read. I enjoyed reading your excerpt. Best wishes on the novel.

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  20. I love science fiction--can't wait to read this!

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  21. This sounds like such a good book.

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  22. Oh my! This book sounds unlike anything I have ever read! I am so excited!!

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  23. I really enjoyed Fourteen Days. I look forward to reading this.

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