The entire human population is attacked by a very suspicious virus. SIMPOC's programmer doesn't come in to work, that day, the next, or ever. The commander of the space station Oasis, Joan Herl, is forced to abandon the station because of dwindling resources. When they land on earth, they are attacked by another thinking computer who would do anything to protect itself and to continue thinking.
The moon colony, Dessert Beach, is trapped as their resources are running out, and they must decide when to come home. They have only lifeboats to carry them back to the lifeless Earth, and what will they find when they enter the atmosphere and land?
The astronauts trapped on the Mars colony, Red Dirt, are in worse condition. Their systems will break down and resources will run out. Coming home for them is a different story. The lifeboats aren't made for that purpose and must be rebuilt before the colony breaks down. Should they stay and take their chances on Mars, or should they journey back to Earth?
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Thinking computers - finally good ones appear!!
Good solid characters and great storytelling make this a really compelling book. It's great to get the opportunity to identify with a story where humanity gives birth to AI but in a positive way. Yes there's a disaster going on in terms of what's happening to humanity but we have managed to develop AI without mucking it up. I can't say that I've seen other authors do this - so its great to see.
SIMPOC. Although maybe I should say SIMPOC and his programmer. I love the way we see SIMPOC develop and I lover the determination that his programmer has to make sure that he brings him to life in a way that enable him to communicate with us and to a positive force in the world.
I like Zachary's narration in general and in this book he's great. Really good differences between the Thinking Computers and Humans which helps to draw you into the storytelling.
Yes. In fact it took me two, but I would have listened to it in one had I have been able.
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- Tony Bough
Quite a short audiobook
I found it quite sad listening to the people on the space stations, going from quite optimistic to very depressed, realising that hope was all but lost.
The only criticism if any is that the audiobook seemed too short. It felt like the first quarter of a bigger book. I will definitely listen to part 2 when it's released
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- j tracey