UHBF Virtual Author Event - Melanie Moyer ("The Original Glitch")

  • Posted on: 2 July 2021
  • By: TanyaMills

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A head shot of the author, Melanie Moyer          The cover of her adult fiction debut, "The Original Glitch"

This science fiction novel retells Frankenstein in a contemporary setting featuring a grad student left to deal with his advisor's sociopathic AI creation in the aftermath of her death.




In the aftermath of his mentor's death, grad student Adler is left to piece together and clean up the project she left behind: an adaptive and increasingly malevolent artificial intelligence, kept locked in a virtual "box" that's no longer quite enough to keep him in check.

As he tries to manage the AI and continue Dr. Kent's research, Adler soon discovers her sociopathic creation is determined to escape his enclosure to wreak havoc on the outside world.

Melanie Moyer is a copywriter and author of two novels, The Rules of Me, published in 2018 through Waterton Publishing, and now The Original Glitch, coming out October 5th through Lanternfish Press. Her short fiction has been published in Ghost Parachute, Meat for Tea, and A Woman is a Cinema. Her nonfiction and criticism pieces have appeared on POPSUGAR, Prometheus Dreaming, and DIYMFA.

Event address: 
Online via Zoom
St. George, UT 84770-4087
The Original Glitch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941360590
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Published: Lanternfish Press - October 5th, 2021