Author: Simon Morley
Simon J. Morley has taken today’s real-world technology to the next level with the conception of the Universe Wide Web – It’s the intergalactic internet that you can logon to and visit, or use to travel anywhere in the universe at the click of a button.
The series’ first book, ‘The Universe Wide Web: 1. Getting Started’ sees one schoolboy discover the Universe Wide Web and its hidden security code. What ensues is a genre-bending, fast moving adventure that takes its cues directly from today’s technology.
Simon was browsing Google Maps when he came up with an ingenious idea; what if he could actually transport himself to the places he was visiting, and walk down the streets for real, with a simple click? And why just on Earth? With his creative cogs spinning at an unstoppable pace, he put pen to paper and created ‘The Universe Wide Web’ series.
The series is contemporary action science-fiction, although multiple genres come to the surface in a world where the Universe Wide Web provides real, fast-moving adventures. Book One, ‘The Universe Wide Web: 1. Getting Started’, proves that any bright new technology can also have a dark side.
I came up with the idea of The Universe Wide Web (also known as the uni-web) whilst idly playing with Google Maps. There I was, taking a virtual wander along Broadway in New York, when the idea hit me. It wasn’t a huge leap of imagination to think…what if there was an internet for the whole universe, and it let you not just see faraway places at the click of a button, but actually to travel there, instantaneously – an intergalactic internet.
So where is the Universe Wide Web? Well, like the internet, it’s sort of everywhere, and who knows where. The internet is in the cloud isn’t it – sort of? The Universe Wide Web, on the other hand, is in the aether; out there somewhere.
Once you’ve made the intergalactic step of logging on to the Universe Wide Web, who can you expect to meet out there? There’d be aliens, of course. But are aliens, intelligent aliens, really going to be that much different to us?
My guess is going on the Universe Wide Web would be just like going on the internet here; you’d just meet ordinar, everyday creatures – except, as we know, nobody is ordinary close up. Beware!
So I hope you enjoy the Universe Wide Web…just one click and you can be anywhere in the universe.