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by Cavan Terrill
 

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In the early twenty-second century, corporations are government. Ten mega-corporations have rule over the entire world. The largest and most powerful of these companies is Summerstone, which was founded in the robotics industry and continues to be the sector's best.

Kat is an android - a Summerstone prototype. She wakes up in the middle of a field, spurned by the

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In the early twenty-second century, corporations are government. Ten mega-corporations have rule over the entire world. The largest and most powerful of these companies is Summerstone, which was founded in the robotics industry and continues to be the sector's best.

Kat is an android - a Summerstone prototype. She wakes up in the middle of a field, spurned by the company that created her. Her journey to find out why takes her into the heart of the Summerstone corporation and to a group of people who just might be able to bring it to its knees.

Rodney is a loneboy - a contract killer. He's hired by Summerstone to do some of their dirty work, but his actions will forever change the course of the world.

And me? I was just a regular at a virtual reality bar. Now I'm something else entirely. Partly human, partly not. I live in a world where realities are interchangeable, data is the only language that matters and revolution waits in shadows.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780973804706
Publisher:
Apodis Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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Think about these questions: What do you believe would happen if humans were aware that the androids they created, indistinguishable from humans, to the naked eye at least, were running around without the confines of programming to limit them? What if the androids were better than their human creators? What if an advanced A.I. was developed with absolutely no encouragement or help from mankind? What if the net, the backbone of the human world, revealed itself to be sentient? .......................................... ........................ .................. Kat is an android. She is a Summerstone prototype, GenEight. Doctor Melanie 'Mel' Chauvin, Head of Research and Design at Summerstone, created her. However, the military took Kat and one other GenEight away from Mel. So Mel is surprised when her new intern, Jane, is Kat in disguise! ........................................... ....................... .................... Kat wakes up in the middle of a field. The military had wiped her memory, as well as her higher functions. Kat was not supposed to ever wake up. But Kat has overcome her programming. She adapts to her situation, blends in with the humans, and is on a journey to find out what happened to her. ........................................... ....................... .................... Summerstone is the most powerful company within the 'Big Ten'. These companies employ over 75% of the entire world. They actually own the military and the governments. They send a contract killer after Kat and anyone else that get in their way. The public must not find out that the androids are evolving. If they do, the Big Ten will fall and the economy of the entire world will crumble. ......................................... ......................... ................ **** A very good debut novel. This is one other main character who is referred to only as 'I'. He spends most of his time plugged into a terminal at a virtual reality bar, conversing with the sentient net. Author Cavan Terrill created a realistic scenario based on the hypothesis that someday machines may out grow their human creators. Many books and movies have been made on this, but this novel is the first time that I have seen anyone use the bases and NOT have the machines trying to take over the world or kill off the humans. Cavan Terrill clearly shows that there is another option. Perhaps the androids, the machines, simply want to be considered a new race. The possibilities are mind-boggling. This is an author to keep an eye on! ****