What defines a human? Is it mental or physical traits? Award-winning author, Mitchell Bogatz, skillfully weaves his studies of philosophy into his intricate new work on the things that make us human. In his new philosophical science fiction novel, Tiny Instruments [July 2015], Bogatz brings to life the story of Timothy Cottard, an endearing “artificial” with the DNA of a brilliant scientist.
“The book isn’t just a mindless escape for readers,” says Bogatz, “it challenges their minds and strives to make them better human beings, while at the same time, packing quite a literary punch.”
With a powerful emphasis on character development, readers will feel what it’s like to want to be human and at the same time question what makes us human.
Bogatz explains, “In a way there are two stories in Tiny Instruments. One is the callous nature of humanity because, in my story, they believe that humanity needs their scientists so badly, they have no qualms about re-using them in whatever ways they want; the other is my original idea, about the nature of humanity – and they both combine to create Timothy, the ‘artificial,’ and he is something much more than just a way for me to tell my own philosophical ponderings.”
Meet the Author
MITCHELL BOGATZ was born in Westlake Village, California. He grew up with three siblings: an older sister, a younger sister and a younger brother. He grew up watching a movie a night, and quickly found a love for good stories. He was interested in literature from a young age, even attempting at the age of twelve to write a novel entitled The Mercenary, a fantasy story about a killer’s unlikely search for love. Even with these young aspirations, it wasn’t until his Freshman year at UC Santa Barbara that Mitchell realized he wanted to write professionally. Despite interests in Psychology and Philosophy, he found himself constantly returning to his love for literature. Under the guidance of professional screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (The Secretary; Chloe; Men, Women & Children) he wrote his first screenplay All That Remains. It was then that Mitchell realized his true passions. From there, he found an interest in editing, and went on to write four more screenplays and a science fiction novel Tiny Instruments. Mitchell continues to write daily. He currently resides in Santa Barbara, California.