Tuesday, March 18, 2014

John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars by Roland Hughes Review and GIVEAWAY

                                                Publisher: Logikal Solutions, May 30, 2013
                                                ISBN-13: 978-1-939732-00-2
                                               Category: Dystopian, Science Fiction
                                               Tour Dates: January, 2014
                                               Available in: Print, ebook & Audio, 272 pages

What if the Mayans got the start of the end correct because they had survived it once before? What if our written history was just as accurate as the old tale about three blind men describing an elephant? What if classic science fiction writing and television shows each got a piece of it correct, would you know which ones? If your eyes can only see a tiny portion of a collage do you know it is a collage?

Many might jump to the knee-jerk assumption that this book is a sequel to “Infinite Exposure” but they would be wrong. This book does occur after that book and will make reference to the outcome of the prior book, but it is definitely not a sequel.

“John Smith” ties together Atlantis, cell phones, the Mayans, God, the Egyptians, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, and the outcome of the terrorist attack yet to come all in the form of an interview between the last known survivor of the war and a reporter for the largest newspaper of its day, serving 5000 people twice monthly.

During the course of this interview the reporter and reader will learn what did and did not survive, both this time and the previous times. Throughout the course of this interview both blatant and subtle nods are made to such works as “1984”, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, “Peter Pan”, “Battlestar Galactica” (the new one), “Star Trek TNG”, and “Babylon 5” because one must both acknowledge greatness and build on what the fans already know.

To steal a line from the Rolling Stones, “but what was-in you is the nature of this game.” When one finishes reading this book they should fall into exactly two categories: The morally offended and those who sit around for days questioning their beliefs and the true meaning of life.

The book should be incredibly easy for an organization like the SyFy channel to turn into a film or made for TV movie, interspersing clips from old movies and shows, with or without sound, where their topics are being discussed and where they are being directly referenced.

Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard).
He is the recipient of the 2008 Best Books Award Winner in the category Business: Computers/Technology/Internet for his book, ” The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture” and a 2009 Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards.
Buy John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars:
Cassandra's Review-  A pang of intrigue and a blast of reality, through the point of the author is waiting for you in the pages of this book.  I was both taken and held during this read and satisfied at the end. I would highly recommend this to anyone with a taste for interviews and post apocalyptic adventure.

  The giveaway is the Print and ebook and is open internationally however, print is available to Canada & U.S. only of John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars

Follow the Tour:
So Many Precious Books Mar 3 Guest Post & Giveaway
Voracious Reader Mar 6 Review
Reading for Sanity Mar 7 Review
Sweeps4Bloggers Mar 10 Valerie Review & Giveaway
Joystory Mar 11 Review
Readers Muse Mar 12 Review
Readers Muse Mar 13 Guest Post
My Readers Block Mar 17 Review
Cassandra M’s Place Mar 18 Review & Giveaway
Tracy Riva Mar 20 Review
Tracy Riva Mar 21 Interview
So Many Precious Books Mar 21 Review
I have received a complimentary copy of this book to review.


  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed John Smith!

  2. This book sounds like a fabulous read, would love to read it.

  3. It sounds like a great book I would love to read it.

  4. It sounds really good and I love a smart read.




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