Virtual Book Tour: Zero-Day Rising by T.C. Weber #blogtour #giveaway #scifi #technothriller #interview #rabtbooktours @savethereefs @RABTBookTours - A Life Through Books

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Virtual Book Tour: Zero-Day Rising by T.C. Weber #blogtour #giveaway #scifi #technothriller #interview #rabtbooktours @savethereefs @RABTBookTours


The BetterWorld Trilogy, Book 3

Science fiction (Cyberpunk) / Techno-thriller

Date Published: Oct. 1, 2020

Publisher: See Sharp Press

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In Zero-Day Rising, the third book of the BetterWorld trilogy, Kiyoko is tired of hiding and grieving, and has decided to strike back. In the first volume of the critically acclaimed BetterWorld cyberpunk trilogy, Kiyoko's older sister Waylee and their hacktivist friends exposed a conspiracy between MediaCorp and U.S. President Rand to control the flow of information and run the world on behalf of a cabal of billionaires. In volume two, Waylee faced life imprisonment, while Kiyoko and her friends were hunted by a team of ruthless mercenaries. In Zero-Day Rising, Kiyoko resolves to free her sister and bring down President Rand and MediaCorp. However, MediaCorp unleashes its ultimate plan: direct mind control with cerebral implants. Can Kiyoko and Waylee's team stop them? Can they penetrate MediaCorp's networks and end the company's grip over humanity? All while eluding the biggest manhunt in history, in a country where everyone and everything is under surveillance?



What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The hardest part is sitting down each morning and getting into the flow of writing. It’s a hurdle that must be overcome every day.


What songs are most played on your Ipod?

I usually put it on random shuffle, except when I’m writing. I have playlists for each character. For Zero-Day Rising’s characters, these include songs like “Age of Greed” by Killing Joke (Waylee), “Red Sea” by Asobi Seksu (Kiyoko), “Bring Da Ruckus” by Wu-Tang Clan (Charles), “Candle” by Skinny Puppy (Pel), and “People Have the Power” by Patti Smith (Shakti). Give them a listen!


Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

I am in two critique groups, one in Baltimore, MD, and the other in Annapolis, MD. I also solicit feedback from beta readers, who are mostly other writers. If you want to join my beta reader team, please let me know!


What book are you reading now?

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler


How did you start your writing career?

I’ve pursued writing since childhood, then learned filmmaking and screenwriting in college (along with a little bit of physics). I transformed those interests into novel writing while trapped at home during the "Snowmageddon" of 2010, and looking for something productive to do. 


Tell us about your next release.

I have completed an alternate history novel called Born in Salt, and hope to have it published next year. The premise is, fifty years after a coup replaced President Roosevelt with a fascist dictatorship, America is a land of hopelessness. Ben Adamson, a 19-year-old farm boy in southern Illinois, wants only to spend his time fishing and hunting, but when his brother is killed in combat—a story more suspicious than factual—he and Rachel, his brother’s fiancée, are drawn into an underground revolutionary movement. After staging a rally against the war, Ben and Rachel are arrested by the ruthless Internal Security Service. Ben is given a choice: betray the rebels, including his best friend from childhood, or Rachel will be lobotomized. Unwilling to doom anyone he cares about, and seeking justice for his brother, Ben decides on a third option: to frame corrupt officials to trade for Rachel, and in the process, turn the dictatorship’s factions against each other. But he must dodge the suspicions of police and rebels alike. And when Internal Security sends agents to verify his stories, all may be lost.


About the Author

T. C. (Ted) Weber has pursued writing since childhood, and learned filmmaking and screenwriting in college, along with a little bit of physics. His first published novel was a near-future cyberpunk thriller titled Sleep State Interrupt (See Sharp Press). It was a finalist for the 2017 Compton Crook award for best first science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel. The first sequel, The Wrath of Leviathan, was published in 2018, and the final book, Zero-Day Rising, just came out in October, 2020. He has other books on the way as well. He is a member of Poets & Writers and the Maryland Writers Association. By day, Mr. Weber works as a climate adaptation analyst, and has had a number of scientific papers and book chapters published. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Karen. He enjoys traveling and has visited all seven continents.  For book samples, short stories, and more, visit

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