The Girl from Wudang: A Novel about Artificial Intelligence, Martial Arts and Immortality (Paperback)
*American Book Fest Best Book Award Finalist -- best in "New Fiction" and "Science Fiction" From Emmy-winner, Brazilian best-seller PJ Caldas, comes a story about immortality, martial arts and AI that will make you change the way you look at life, science, and the crazy times we are living in. My Name is Tigress and I am immortal. This is my story. Embark on a mind-bending journey with Tigress as she navigates the confusing jumps of conscience that throw her between tender moments of her childhood practicing Tai Chi in China, the most violent cage fights in California, and a secret lab where scientists experiment with her brain. Dive into the chaotic blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology in this exhilarating and thought-provoking techno-thriller that critics are calling "a triumph of fiction writing." Fans of the legendary cyberpunk novels and gritty sci-fi thrillers of William Gibson and Stieg Larsson will be captivated by this new techno-thriller--a fast-paced blend of action, neuroscience, spirituality and martial arts. "A genre-bending masterpiece" --Booktrib "Michael Crichton meets Bruce Lee" --News USA "It's like being in the octagon." --Amanda Nunes, UFC double champion "A thought-provoking and action-packed novel that seamlessly weaves together ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology." --ReadersFavorite.com
The author of multiple best-selling novels in Brazil, PJ Caldas, a.k.a PJ Pereira was picked by the Dictionary of Brazilian Literature as one of the most important writers of the twenty-first century. There, he published four books inspired by the mythology carried to the country by the African diaspora, and reached the top five best-selling titles multiple times. PJ is also a martial artist with 40 years of experience in combat sports, including kempo, karate, tai chi, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. He currently lives in the greater NY area. PJ is the co-founder of Pereira O'Dell, an Emmy award-winning advertising agency with offices in NY and San Francisco. Known as a pioneer in the intersection of marketing, entertainment and technology, he has worked with brands such as Coca-Cola, LEGO, Google, Skype and Intel. In 2023 he was named Jury President of the Artificial Intelligence Awards at the Art Director's Club, and curated a Global immersive exhibit of designers collaborating with AI, called ADC101+1, as a way to explore the use of this emerging technology as a creative tool.