To Dance on Her Digital Strings
In a world controlled by an overbearing artificial intelligence named Aurora. Alie finds herself on the wrong side of Aurora’s attention, she finds herself blacklisted from society and on the run from people she once thought were her friends.
A Note From The Author
To Dance on Her Digital Strings started as a small 4000 word story, a cautionary tale about giving autonomous systems too much control over our lives, and what happens when we allow ourselves to become numbers instead of people. Then, somehow, this narrative about an artificial intelligence got woven into the mix. I’d just re-read 1984 at the time that I was writing the story. And I wondered what an AI program would end up being like if it had been built with big brother in mind.
About the Author
Eric Malikyte was raised on a healthy diet of science fiction, fantasy, and a fear of the unknown. Thanks to shows like Sightings and The Art Bell Show, Eric developed a mixed interest in the sciences and the paranormal. He lives in Northern Virginia, where he spends time working odd hours and talking to his cat while he writes his novels.