One of the recipients of Atlantic City Weekly columnist Raymond Tyler’s 2011 Outstanding People Awards — hosted last week in Pleasantville and honoring those who made substantial contributions in the arts, education, business and community service — was Bruce Derrick Williams, author of a science-fiction novel entitled 2064 The Dawn of Unity.
The book is a lighthearted look into the future, chronicling the reluctant journey of Dr. Maxwell Fulbright III, psychology professor at Lloyd University, who is attempting to slow the rapid encroachment of artificial technology and celebrity upon his quiet, orderly and manually operated life.
“The visions of the future that have been portrayed in print and in the movies for the most part seem so dire and bleak,” says Williams. “I wanted to project a more humorous and exciting version of the road ahead. Life is serving up a lot of sour experiences — hopefully my book will serve as a much-needed distraction from the weighty issues confronting us today.”