Steve arrives on The Cloud on October 5th, 2011, along with 150,000 other souls. He loves the design of the place and is thrilled when his hero, John Lennon, meets him at the entrance to give him the Magical Mystery Tour. His euphoria wanes when he learns of the rules and regulations imposed by the Big Guy. He is definitely not happy to find he is subject to the same rules as all the other Cloud inhabitants and must do his time, despite his secret plan to return to Earth immediately.
Enlisting the help of an eccentric group of geniuses like himself, Steve challenges The Cloud World Order. He fights for his right to ‘Think Different’, investigates reincarnation, meets a talented and intriguing goddess named Siri, and gets the answers to his questions about death—and life.
Filled with fascinating historical details about the colorful characters who live on The Cloud with Steve.
Publication date: October 5, 2012
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Writing The Book of Jobs
I have been a fan of Apple since the beginning. I remember going to an office in West LA in the early 1980‘s and buying actual Apple stock certificates, a gift for my son, who later became a stockbroker. Now his children own a share of Apple. Like millions of people around the world, I did not know Steve, but I miss him. Writing this book let me spend a little more time with him.
The inspiration to write The Book of Jobs came from reading Mona Simpson’s loving eulogy to her brother, and especially her moving account of his last days and hours. The story opens with Steve’s last words, as she reported them, “Oh, Wow. Oh, Wow. Oh, Wow.”
The Book of Jobs is my first novel. Almost all the characters were, or are, real people. Many of the events described in the book actually happened. All of the songs are in iTunes–except for one.
Speculative fiction? Future fiction? How about Factual Fictional Fantasy? By this I mean that facts, as far as they can be ascertained, are only the foundation on which the fiction is superimposed within a fantastical framework.