The civilization was progressing well. It was growing and it was following the laws. Helen was following the third law to expand their knowledge and the fourth law to maintain variation in their thoughts. She started following an interesting piece of information and soon discovered a past that her civilization had forgotten. She found a past that would change everything in their society and challenge their very existence. What she was going to learn would set the stage for new life and ultimately a difficult confrontation.
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I listened to the audiobook and at at first it seemed like the narrator was very monotone. Then as the story went on I realized that the characters were supposed to sound monotone and speak very technically because they were robots. Once I came to this realization the story became much more interesting.
I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!
Very cool short story about machines discovering their origins of being created by an organic life form that had to flee their planet. I'm hoping the author has more to come in this series!
The 4 laws of conformity have maintained a functional society for generations: 1) Continue making units; 2) Protect all units already made; 3) Expand the knowledge base; and 4) Maintain variation in thought. Helen strives to follow the last 2 laws in her scientific studies.
I quite enjoyed this tale of non-organic beings and their well-organized society. Helen and Lorenzo often join Eve and Roberto for dinner and discussion. Helen is a bit fascinated by the local DNA-based life forms, but the topic is considered a bit gauche. Nevertheless, Helen and her lab assistants (Ivan and Lorraine) want to continue their observations.
What Helen and her assistants discover is rather disturbing to not only herself, but to her society. It was pretty cool how the author had the main character discovering this long-forgotten truth and how her immediate friends and colleagues react. It’s akin to when humans started accepting that the Sun, and not Earth, was the center of the solar system. I’ve read Perreault’s SIMPOC books, but this is my favorite of his works so far. Definitely some food for thought there. What if a society developed so far and forgot their origins, only to discover them later?
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Narration: Christopher M. Allport did a good job narrating this book. His female voices were believable and his story-telling style was straight forward, letting me sink into the tale without being hung up on vocal theatrics.
If you want action, this book isn't for you. Fast paced, not for you. If you want an old school pure science sci fi take, then this is for you. The narrator did well, the story was well written but just not for me. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
One of the best.
Excellent. Balanced, clear, natural, accurate.
Between Progeny story and future reality, the difference is only a matter of time.
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I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
Christopher M Allort narrates this sci fi tale nicely.A civilization is running smoothly until a different past is discovered.What is discovered can not be un discovered.A nice twist!I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Really 3.5 stars.
This was an intriguing concept for a story. I listened to the audiobook and at at first it seemed like the narrator was very monotone and bland. I wasn't sure what to think. Then as the story went on I realized that the characters were supposed to sound monotone and speak very technically because they were actually robots. Once I came to this realization the story became much more interesting for me. The narrator actually did a great job and portrayed the beings well.
The beginning was a bit slow going but I think that was because it was unclear. I wasn't sure what the beings were or what their purpose was. Once I finally got to the end and I knew what was going on I wanted to know more. It was a kind of twist on evolution and ancestry. I'm interested to see what the next installment in the series brings.
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Helen the best as she featured most prominently and was explored most deeply.
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Absolutely. I thought it was very entertaining and an interesting and fresh sci-fi twist.
Of course I liked Helen the best as she featured most prominently and was explored most deeply.
I felt his narration put you in the "minds" of the characters sentient but non-organic beings.
I really enjoyed when they found the second "artifact" I won't spoil the story, but it was as if an archaeologist today were to suddenly find undeniable proof we were actually engineered and placed here by aliens. It was something that shattered the world of the characters.
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Four laws of conformity:
Continue making units.
Protect the units already made.
Expand the knowledgebase.
Maintain variation in thought.
I am sure these four laws will remind many people of the three laws of robotics by Isaac Asimov, and this one too, is a book about robots. These four laws should justify all their actions and in cases where laws 3 and 4 may contradict laws 1 and 2, action should be stopped.
This almost prevents Helen from discovering a very important fact about their past. I was afraid that she was going to be forbidden to continue her investigation, like it happened to humanity during many times in history; but it seems although these laws are nor perfect, robots do not seem to commit as many mistakes as their makers. I enjoy that the goal of this story was discovering where they came from so that they could plan their future.
Finding out the truth as the same time as Helen is an amazing experience, and the end of the book leaves us wanting to know what happens next.
The narrator's voice may seem monotone at first but it is justified when we realize the characters are robots.
I have listened to several of Jay Ray's Perreault's books and I like his style and the subjects he explores. I just hope there will be a conclusion to this and other short stories.
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