HealthTech prominently featured in Comatose, a globe-trotting fiction novel crafted on lucid dreams from Tony Estrella and published by Cranthorpe Millner
Innovations in artificial intelligence, smart devices, holograms, and robotics are on display throughout this title
Singapore and London, 19 March 2019
Tony Estrella – a Singapore-based healthcare expert, immersive world traveller, and lucid dreamer – has written Comatose, a thrilling speculative fiction novel that will change the reader’s perception of why we dream. From a reimagining of ‘the hospital of the future’ including new patient support mechanisms to character influences from the classic opera La Traviata, the novel is attracting interest from healthcare industry professionals, lucid dreamers, world travellers, and opera lovers alike.
“I never expected to take my epic and intergalactic lucid dreams and turn them into an instrument for communicating my views of the future of healthcare through fiction writing.” said Estrella. His debut novel achieved pre-sales from 18 countries during its campaign on Publishizer – a leading crowdfunding platform matching authors with publishers – and is published by Cranthorpe Millner in the UK.
Comatose follows the lives of four strangers who are trying to cheat death. On the surface, these people – a famous Hollywood director suffering from terminal brain cancer, a budding scientist in Artificial Intelligence whose honeymoon abruptly ended with a freak plane accident, an angry orphan who lost her closest family to a tragic motorcycle accident, and the leading medical expert in treating comatose patients – appear to have nothing in common.
However, once they independently discover a link between lucid dreaming and comas, their lives unexpectedly intersect. Their connection careens them forward into a life-threatening race for survival and supremacy against each other, resulting in an odyssey that ultimately explains why we dream.
Comatose is available now for pre-orders in the UK at Waterstones and Foyle’s, and globally on Amazon. In addition to this first novel, Tony continues to weave his lucid dreams with his life experiences to create new HealthTech fiction stories.
About Tony Estrella and Comatose
Tony has lived and worked in Asia, the US, and Europe as a startup founder & investor, corporate innovation leader, and strategic advisor. Tony is a regular speaker and panellist at global conferences providing insights from his diverse experiences in health tech and industry experiences in Life Insurance and Pharmaceuticals. Comatose was selected as a Semi-Finalist by the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative writing competition.
About Cranthorpe Millner
Too many beautifully written books are rejected on a regular basis because the submitting author doesn’t have a strong enough author platform. The barriers for authors are getting higher and the publishing industry less discerning and more unscrupulous. It is important to Cranthorpe Millner that we can invite authors to publish with us based on the merit of the manuscript alone.
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