The Bit Dance

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Tilmer Wright Jr

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The Bit Dance is a cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of blending technology, collective intelligence and human nature.



Short Summary

Attempting to win the favor of her demanding father, young Kayla Henry inserts honey bee foraging logic into an electronic toy. When an ex-KGB officer co-ops this hybrid technology to exact revenge on the West, the resulting evolutionary battle between benign and nefarious AI factions threatens all.


Sarasota, Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Kayla Henry

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Skillful, Perseverance, Educated, Complex, Aspiring, Honorable,Aspiring,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Efrem Kozlov

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Villainous, Manipulative, Aggressive, Aspiring, Desperate, Criminal, Crazy, Power-hungry,Aspiring,Aggressive,Villainous,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Sherlock

Age: 0

Gender: Other

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Perseverance, Aspiring, Adventurous, Decisive, Naive, Skillful, Sophisticated, Unapologetic,Complex,Skillful,Unapologetic,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Alan Henry

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Decisive, Leader, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Blunt,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Educated

About The Author

Tilmer Wright, Jr was born in 1965 in Kingsport, Tennessee. His mother was a dedicated homemaker and incredible loving mother of three - of which Tilmer was the youngest and the only boy. His father, Tilmer Sr., worked at a glass manufacturing facility and was just the best dad a kid could have. Growing up he enjoyed most of the same things other little boys born in the 1960s did. He loved to play baseball and ride his bicycle all over the hilly terrain surrounding his family home. Life was pretty good. Sure, there were only four channels to watch on TV (and one of those was a grainy UHF-based ABC affiliate.) But there was some magic contained in that quartet. Many hours were whiled away sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of a monolithic console television set that was comprised of more wood than electronics. Beaming from its convex low-resolution screen were such fantastic offerings as "Batman", "Looney Tunes" and "The Wild Wild West". Young Tilmer (known as Timmy in those days) would hop up excitedly after watching James West and Artemis Gordon foil the diminutive, but evil, Dr. Loveless. Off he would dash to his room where, in his closet, he would find the old cardboard box that had once housed the vacuum cleaner. This box held all of his most precious toys. Digging frantically, he would eventually find his trusty chrome-plated six-shooter cap pistol, reeking of burned powder from previous conquests. Minutes later, the pistol would be loaded with a fresh roll of red paper caps and Timmy would blaze out the back door, across the patio and into the large, grassy back yard. There, in his soaring imagination, he would find the nefarious Dr. Loveless and bring him to justice, all the while humming "The Wild Wild West" theme song as loudly as possible. Tilmer has since retired the old chrome six-shooter and his wild west secret agent days are behind him. Since graduating from Florida State University in 1987 with a degree in Computer Science he has gotten married (and stayed married), fathered two beautiful daughters and worked in a variety of Information Technology roles across the southeastern United States. Today, he lives in Knoxville, TN. He loves to write and hates to edit. He loves music and plays the piano and guitar (both poorly.)

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available