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Cybersecurity expert, and #1 best-selling author, Matthew Mather’s new techno-thriller foreshadows what cyberwar could look like in the not too distant future. He has drawn on his experience as a leading member of the world’s cybersecurity community to gain insights from leaders who include USAF and NATO cyber operations commanders to create what one reviewer calls a “Plausible nightmare scenario,” and another says is “Terrifyingly realistic.”
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
Best-selling author Matthew Mather today released his newest book, CyberStorm, a timely, real-world, research-based novel which touches on many of the cyber-espionage themes that are making headlines today. Early reviews highlight the alarming plausibility of ‘CyberStorm’.
“A chilling prophecy...well written, and provides a great pacing, a must-read for...any fan of good fiction,” writes Ian Peterson, book reviewer for Sci-Fi Readers
“A riveting account of the (potentially) devastating impact of cyber attacks on ordinary citizens,” writes Merv Benson, book reviewer for Prairie Pundit.
“...horrifyingly plausible detail, the total breakdown of our society's frail physical and psychic infrastructure. Caution: may drive you to stock up on canned food and sacks of rice," writes Dr. Redfern Jon Barrett, author.
Following up on his 2012 #1 hit, The Atopia Chronicles, which has remained in the top-ten of the Amazon techno-thriller/sci-fi categories since its launch last August, ‘CyberStorm’ is a stand-alone novel based in the present day.
“The book is an exploration of the human condition as the cyberworld collides with our own,” said author Matthew Mather. “It’s designed to open the discussion about what cyberwar could look like, and what its implications are for society.”
Not only is ‘CyberStorm’ a speculative fiction novel about the future of a cyberwar—it is also based on Mather’s real-world experience in the cyber arena. Mather is a leading member of the world’s cybersecurity community, where he works professionally. This enabled him to interview, for ‘CyberStorm’, everyone from USAF Colonels who headed cyber operations, to NATO and DHS/FEMA cyber personnel.
Here’s a quick description of CyberStorm’s plot: In a world governed by connectivity, what happens if the machines suddenly go silent? In CyberStorm, one man, Michael Mitchell, is going to find out. When he does, he'll learn both the heights and the depths of the human spirit as he struggles to keep his family safe from a faceless enemy as the cyber and physical worlds collide over New York.
*About Matthew Mather
Matthew Mather is the #1 best-selling author of the six-part Atopia Chronicles series, and started his career at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines. He founded one of the world's first tactile feedback companies, and won the $2M award for “Best New Videogame” from Telefilm in 2007. He's worked professionally in computational nanotechnology, weather prediction systems, and cybersecurity. He spends his time between his work in Montreal and his family home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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