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January 4, 2022

Follow me on Substack, where I'll be discussing Optimal, other fiction projects, algorithms, AI, social media, extremism and the history of the dystopian genre! All in the World Gone Wrong newsletter.

September 16, 2020

New review!

"Absorbing story... Berger's prose is crisp... A sharp, gripping story of a bleak future." — Kirkus Reviews

September 5, 2020

J.M. Berger went on The Loopcast with Chelsea Daymon to discuss Optimal. The podcast is broken into two parts: The first half of the show is spoiler-free, and the second half is spoiler-filled (you get plenty of warning). Click here to listen to the show.

August 30, 2020

Optimal has been entered in the Kindle Storyteller UK competition. Click here for more information. Your reviews are a critical part of the competition. If you enjoyed Optimal, please leave a review on Amazon, and thank you! Leave a review here.

August 29, 2020

Optimal is on sale now! Available in paperback or as a Kindle e-book. Click here for more information!

August 13, 2020

Optimal is expected to be released on Aug. 27, 2020. Check back for updates.