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Downfail: A Dystopian Robot Rebellion Adventure
     

Downfail: A Dystopian Robot Rebellion Adventure

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by George Donnelly
 
No jobs. Robots took them. Citizens subsist on a basic income guarantee. They consume their lives in drug-fueled virtual reality gaming binges.

Ian Blake doesn't play games and he won't accept handouts. He needs to be productive and useful - but his creepy boss just fired the baby-saving hero and father of three.

Ian yearns to build his own robots

Overview

No jobs. Robots took them. Citizens subsist on a basic income guarantee. They consume their lives in drug-fueled virtual reality gaming binges.

Ian Blake doesn't play games and he won't accept handouts. He needs to be productive and useful - but his creepy boss just fired the baby-saving hero and father of three.

Ian yearns to build his own robots now. But with a job offer in hand under his old boss in a government agency, he fights his family's callous material greed and his own self-doubt to build the future he thinks we all need.?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157048273
Publisher:
George Donnelly
Publication date:
10/25/2016
Series:
Failpocalypse , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
12,395
File size:
637 KB

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Downfail: A Dystopian Robot Rebellion Adventure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
A pleasant diversion. Ya gotta love Ian!
Anonymous 7 months ago
This was a strange but weirdly interesting book. I liked the protagonist, hated the bad guy and was fond of Ian's son. I wasn't sure where the story was ultimately going but I was more than willing to keep reading to find out. This book pointed out many of the flaws of today's society and the individuals in it. I am ashamed to be one of them.
Anonymous 9 months ago
As a budding screenwriter, I always read fiction with the hope of finding good source material to adapt. I was delighted to find that Pink Slip Prophet is a prime example of what I look for. It focuses on character development, concept, and story above all else and could easily be shot for the big screen without having to make many modifications. The length and pacing are appropriate for cinema and we only ever get to read the thoughts of the protagonist, nobody else. Even the thoughts of his we do get to read could easily be reworked as dialogue or expressed with body language instead so it really would be a breeze to work with. It's easily my favorite sort of sci-fi. Not the kind that tries to dazzle you with a tsunami of speculative technology and physics theories but rather, it's the kind that uses a future time simply as a backdrop and veil by which to dress-up and sell the substance of the message. It's the spoonful of sugar, if you will. Beneath the thin, sweet coating of this package, we find a solid morality tale about a man finding his strength, self-esteem, and freedom. He's the sort of protagonist you instantly love and root for because of his goodness while simultaneously bemoaning the frailty and weakness that opens him up to victimization by the destructive characters in his life. He's not a perfect superhero mouthpiece whose only purpose is to represent an ideology or push an agenda - he's a very believable character that I'm sure we can all relate to because we've all tasted some measure of his suffering and are familiar with the challenges he's faced with. What is it to be a truly good man? His family and boss abuse him at every turn and he takes a long time to finally learn to stand up and put himself first. It's never easy to do, especially after having lived altruistically for most of your life and racking-up a heap of debts and obligations, as he had. The author portrays it so vividly and believably that I couldn't help thinking that it must be largely autobiographical. He just knows his character a little too well and that adds another dimension of realism to the reading experience... I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more from Mr. Donnelly. He has certainly proven his talent with this one and something tells me that there's plenty more where that came from.