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Time traveling robots, a walking medical experiment turned detective genius, and a kidnapped psychic combine in a story that will tear at your heart and get your adrenaline pumping.

the problem...
When it comes to investigating missing objects, Neil Altman stands out. After all, his parents severed the two halves of his brain when he was a child and then trained him to use ...

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Overview

Time traveling robots, a walking medical experiment turned detective genius, and a kidnapped psychic combine in a story that will tear at your heart and get your adrenaline pumping.

the problem...
When it comes to investigating missing objects, Neil Altman stands out. After all, his parents severed the two halves of his brain when he was a child and then trained him to use each half independently. The problem is that he doesn't believe in time machines, so Dr. Eric Steffenbraun's project, stolen or not, already sounds far-fetched.

the proof...
Video is hard to deny, but Neil isn't sure if the beings coming through the time machine are humans with masks or illegal humanoid robots. Besides, Dr. Steffenbraun could have faked the video if he feared the project was about to be cancelled.

the complication...
Neil's wife, Mavra, is a well-known psychic in the area, and believes that Neil could be in danger. Knowing how she can get involved even when asked not to, he includes her in on the investigation. His plan is to keep her out of harm's way. That is until she's kidnapped.

the wildcard...
Miles away from Neil and the time machine, Fenny is trained to think on his own. He's a utility robot with little understanding of what's going on around him except what Dr. Smedley Klein has taught him-for now. Things are about to change for Fenny once Revision 7 is installed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781935961871
  • Publisher: Libertary Co.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

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    Revision 7: DNA  Terry Persun  Trade Paperback  262 pages  Publi

    Revision 7: DNA 
    Terry Persun 
    Trade Paperback 
    262 pages 
    Publisher: Booktrope Editions 
    Publication Date: September 10, 2012 
    ISBN-13: 978-1935961871

         Terry Persun’s Revision 7: DNA is an exciting ride through such Science Fiction themes as the advent of early robotic invention (and how simple robots become more complex), time travel, artificial intelligence vs. sentience, megalomania, unconventional crime detecting, and new mind mapping techniques, all surrounded by a compelling, and quite entertaining, kidnap-mystery story. 

         Neil Altman, a man whose parents severed the halves of his brain when he was a child and trained him to use each half independently and who happens to be a missing “things” finder, is called to a private think-tank to investigate a missing time machine. But Neil doesn’t believe in time travel and is more than a bit skeptical concerning the motives and actions of the scientists concerning the missing equipment. Expecting to discover a simple cover-up Neil begins his investigation with skepticism. Little does he know that what he uncovers will test his beliefs about the existence of time travel, the meaning of artificial intelligence, psychics that assist in solving crimes, private scientific experimentation, and robots. As the investigation unfolds Neil soon uncovers a ring of illegal time-shifting, humanoid robots that have kidnapped his wife, placing her life in jeopardy.

         Not far away an extremely curious, and very likeable, robot named Fenny is about to boot up the Revision 7 software which will change everything, allowing him insight into his unique gifts as he contemplates the meaning of sentience. As the robot struggles with its newly developing humanity Neil begins to understand how truly unique he is and how the two share a number of considerably important common traits.

         With the intelligent elements of Isaac Asimov’s Robot detective stories, the most endearing parts of Pixar’s Wall*E, the components of an exciting chase sequence, and a good murder mystery plot Terry Persun has, with Revision 7: DNA spun a unique robot/time travel/sentience story that delves into uncharted, yet believable, scientific realms. 

         File with robots, artificial intelligence, and time travel.

    4 stars out of 5

    The Alternative 
    Southeast Wisconsin

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