New Published Book–Sufficiently Advanced Technology

26 Jul

Hi everyone

I was away on holiday for the last free weeks, during which Sufficiently Advanced Technology (my fourth published book) came out from Elsewhen Press. I have now uploaded a free sample to my site and you can download the ebook from the links on this page. Reviews welcome!

The Confederation, a multi-planetary post-singularity society, desperately wants to know how to achieve transcendence into an Elder Race. Their scouts encounter Darius, a lost colony world whose inhabitants have apparently discarded the technology that brought them to the planet, in order to adopt a virtually feudal culture.

But the scouts are shocked when they discover that the controlling elite, in each of the major centres of population, exhibit abilities that defy the accepted laws of physics. Although the population appear to believe their leaders to be capable of performing sorcery, the Confederation concludes they must in fact be using a technology sufficiently advanced to seem like magic. Is it a technology left behind by long-gone Elders, or an indication of an advanced race trying to control the colony – perhaps one of a number of such races who are intent on meddling in human affairs?

Either way, the need to understand and utilise such a technology leads the Confederation Security Council to launch an urgent mission to investigate Darius. Suitable specialists are swiftly enlisted to create a team, including both scientists and AIs, but all under military control. Protocol dictates that stealthy infiltration should precede initial contact, but the lack of sufficient prior observation and analysis will make it harder for the team to establish a credible cover story. Although their ship can remain in a hidden orbit, the research team will be on their own once they land, especially as Confederation technology seems to be unreliable or even inoperative on the planet’s surface. But they will soon discover that the people on Darius are not all the simple folk that they seem.

Sufficiently Advanced Technology was published in a digital edition on 12 July 2013 and will be published in paperback on 8 November 2013.

I also intend to upload two new kindle books within the week, so watch this space!

6 Responses to “New Published Book–Sufficiently Advanced Technology”

  1. Korwin July 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    I allready red it on the Bar, so I bought it now. Are there big changes to the bar version?
    (Will probably reread it anyway, but when is the question 😀 )

    • chrishanger July 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      Not that different, but a great deal has been modified. Reviews and comments welcome.


      Sent from my iPad

  2. metabenny August 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Really enjoyable! A great combo of sci fi and fantasy and good pacing. Thanks!

    Will there be sequels?

    • chrishanger August 3, 2013 at 1:13 am #

      I certainly intend to write sequels. one more stand-alone, then a three-book series. Please could you review it on Amazon? Thanks Chris > Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 16:02:45 +0000 > To: >

  3. Dennis Baughn August 19, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    I’ve noticed a lot of Ian Banks’ influence in it. BTW, what are the definitions for the various Ages of societies mentioned ? First though Sixth, I believe the range is.

    And is there any notes you had on the Thule & Confederation history?

    • chrishanger August 19, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      The short answer

      1st Stone Age

      2nd Oil

      3rd Nuclear

      4th Interstellar

      5th post-scarcity (The Confederation)

      6th Transcendent

      Obviously, the lines blur a little, but thats the basic idea.


      > Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 01:56:25 +0000 > To: >

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