• Paperback
  • 9781933769844
  • Published: August 17, 2021


  • eBook
  • 9781933769851
  • Published: August 17, 2021


  • Big book
  • 9781646305063
  • Published: May 16, 2023


Fans of Ex Machina and I, Robot will love this book with “something to interest almost everyone.” (Screencraft)

“Faster is an exciting drama with deeply drawn and flawed characters. The action is often exciting, and many chapters are page-turners.” —Valerie W., Amazon reviewer

Inspired by the incredible true story of three geniuses who changed the world.

Out in the sun-bleached sands of the Mojave Desert, a group of masterminds comes together to transform the way we drive. But can progress be made when a mercilessly tough engineer, a reckless mechanic, and a methodical programmer continuously clash over how to approach the solution? In FASTER, explore the world of autonomous cars through this lens of conflict: Yin versus yang. Speed versus caution. Software versus hardware. Silicon Valley versus Detroit.

Get pulled into a story of high-stakes action, obsession, and romance that fans of Michael Crichton and The Social Network won’t be able to put down.

“The characters in “Faster” are all exceptionally strong, distinct, complex, and engaging. It delivers excitement, anxiety, humor, romance, tragedy, and despair.” —ScreenCraft

“Highly recommend this novel. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!!” —P Wendy, Amazon reviewer


"The story closes on a satisfying note. It is an enjoyable read . . . The challenge keeps you on the edge . . . It emphasizes the promising future of self-driven cars."
Preeti Rajput, Inertia Speaks
"The characters in 'Faster' are all exceptionally strong, distinct, complex, and engaging. It delivers excitement, anxiety, humor, romance, tragedy, and despair." 



Alex Schuler

Alex Schuler began his career as a Navy pilot, then developed AI software for the commercial and defense sectors. His systems have been deployed on Navy ships and submarines, as well as NASA space shuttles. Alex turned to writing exciting and accessible science-based fiction to explore the ethical and philosophical implications of the technology he helped develop. His characters question their place and purpose in a rapidly changing world of ever-more-sophisticated—and potentially dangerous—technological advances. 

Code Word Access, the first novel in Alex Schuler's Code Word series, shot to #1 on Amazon in the sci-fi category.

An early fan of Star Trek (the original, of course), The Outer Limits, and Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies, you might find Alex wandering the halls of ComicCon or reading a great sci-fi book under redwood trees. Which book? Maybe Dune (Frank Herbert) or Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein).


MJ Howson

MJ Howson was raised in New England. His first novel in The Tallow Series, “An Urban Legend” cracked the top five on Amazon's horror/thriller list and received a 5-star rating from Readers’ Favorite. Feedback has praised the series as gripping page-turners with great characters and surprising plot twists. Readers’ Favorite went so far as to compare the writing style to the great Roald Dahl.