Welcome to the website of Leon Huet. A Life Worth the Fleeting Suns is his debut novel.
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A literary near-future speculative spy thriller. “Enjoyed it right through to the last page” Paul Michael.
In January 2016, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released information on a $60m Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program with the aim of developing an implantable neural interface able to provide advanced signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the brain and electronics.
A few decades later …
Tomas Lior – a rebel, a poet – wants to live forever and he knows how. He has a direct connection to the net through wetware implanted in his nervous system and is working to build an afterlife for himself, for his mother, for us all. But when a seemingly malevolent code finds its way into his mind everything is threatened.
His journey to discover the truth of the code leads him across Europe, from London to the depths of Russia, aided by two members of the Secret Intelligence Service, as they race to stem a build up to war. As events unfold, Lior discovers truths about his mind and the origins of the code that have the potential to shake the very foundations of our civilisation and determine the future of our species.
Thrilling, thoughtful and staggering in its denouement, A Life Worth the Fleeting Suns will intrigue and captivate you until the very last page. If you could live forever, would you?
Leon Huet has been writing for over a decade and been an avid reader for much longer. His preferred genres are near-future sci-fi, literary fiction and intelligent thrillers, and he hopes to live up to each with his own work. A broad spectrum of non-fiction also peppers his bookshelves.
A Life Worth the Fleeting Suns is Leon’s debut novel. It has been a labour of love and also reflects broader academic interests – between bouts of writing he is studying for an MSc in Intelligent Systems (AI).
If you enjoyed the suspense of Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the existentialism of Miéville’s The City and the City, the adventure of Herbert’s Dune, the philosophising of Robinson’s Mars trilogy, or the theme of the film Ex Machina, you might enjoy Leon Huet’s work. When not writing or studying, he enjoys long walks and sitting in front of an open fire. He has also served in the Armed Forces.