Zeke is a homeless guy with an exotic metal plate in his head, living rough in a backstreet. Zirkos is an alien who needs the plate to rebuild his ship's AI. Zirkos should just take the plate and go, but instead finds a way of achieving his own ends without harming Zeke. His actions kickstart a chain of events that will dramatically change the course of Earth's future. The Nubl are an artificial space-faring race with a 'hive' intellect who abhor biological sentience. They will eradicate humanity with extreme prejudice. Together Zeke and Zirkos have to find a way of preparing the planet Earth for their arrival and discover a way to defeat them. No easy task especially with their own homegrown megolomaniac attempting to overthrow everything they have already achieved.
©2014 Tobias Roote (P)2014 Scifi Publishing
Dr. Jim Fox -- Former College Professor and Mental Health Therapist
bad things are coming.
It is the first book in the series. Without the series finished, it can be frustrating to read the book and then have to wait "who knows how long?" for the series to be finished. The characters and the created near-term earth world were well done.
I guess I will have to wait for the next book in the series.
Say something about yourself!
Smart story, really got me thinking. We'll thought out technology and amazing description.
Thought the narration here was also spot on and engaging. Great listen!
Enjoyed the book a lot. The author does a great job showing how and alien machine and AI might work. He creates a great alliance between man and machine. Thought the voice acting on this one was great. Very enjoyable.
Great story. Poor narration. Too stilted. Paragraphs running together. Left me confused when the topic changed.
The book starts out much like a textbook on future technologies, but once the unfamiliar technology is established the author weaves endearing human and AI personalities into the fray. Really enjoyed the story and look forward to the next one.
Only issue is with the editor. Apparently the editor didn't read the book while doing the job and spliced paragraphs together as one. You would be listening about one character and jump to another without even a pause. Need the next book on audio.
"love the idea of a "pattern" surviving the aeons"
Yes. Love the story.
Did like the interaction between the age old pattern ship, its occupant and a "down-and-out" rising above the world government order.
Relaxing to listen to - very good reader.
Yes - keenly awaiting the follow on book - hopefully to be published soon ....
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