Blue Karma Book

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Shaun Michael Stone
Shaun Michael Stone

Riley Marshall, law enforcement agent, lives in a time of technological advancements and improving the world. His brother, Jack, sees a time when the world is puppeted by the rich and the rest are just along for the ride.

When NanoTech, a company owned by their uncle, develops and releases humanoid robots to replace workers in dangerous jobs, it sparks protests from the newly-unemployed. Worse, it catches the attention of radical elements of society who are looking for an excuse to tear down the system, whether or not it’s a good idea. The problems only get worse when the bots’ high energy demands necessitate a controversial nuclear powerplant.

While Riley works to persuade the public to accept the new innovations, Jack’s attempts to expose corruption cause him to come in conflict with the system and his family. Both work to make the other understand his point of view and heal the divide between them, and neither will stop until he succeeds — or until civilization crashes around them.


I’ve always wanted to write a story set in a futuristic world based around technology advancements. I often think about where we may be in the next twenty to thirty years. Robots are one thing we think may become a reality one day, and perhaps it will. If it was, then where would it leave us as a species?

If all our professions and expertise were surpassed by machines, how would people feel about that? To us, being made redundant can ruin everything, but if businesses find a better, cheaper alternative, is that the right way to go? It doesn’t help when our population count is constantly on the rise. Where will we draw the line between efficiency and the well-being of others? And more importantly, how would our society react to these measures?

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