A devastating asteroid is about to rain destruction and chaos down on our world. Scientists create two groups to save mankind, our culture, and our technology. One group goes into stasis while the other heads to Mars. Centuries later, those in stasis wake up to find the Martians have invaded!
Horribly scarred as a child from a Martian attack, Tedo is eventually thrown out of his clan to survive on his own. He stumbles across Alec, an artificial intelligence created by Cynthia Carter over two thousand years earlier, and he has a problem. Unable to wake the members of Group A, he asks Tedo for help.
The world Cyn wakes up to find is completely different from the one destroyed by Apophis. But that's okay—it's why she was made and she has prepared for it. What she didn't expect was Tedo, the Martians, or to wake up to a world headed for war.
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About the Author
My first writing adventure is the Silver Series. It is three books following the life and times of Diana, a reincarnated warrior who fights against demons trying to destroy the world and who manages to fall in love with one a few times. The first book in the series is Silver Knight, which is free to download from Smashwords as an epub. To get a mobi or pdf version of Silver Knight for free go to my website: http://www.caronrider.com Initially I started teaching computer software, hardware, and networking in the 1990s. After some years that morphed into tutoring high school dropouts for the GED. I found working with at-risk teenagers so rewarding that I changed my undergraduate major to Education. Upon graduating from the University of South Alabama with a B.S., I began teaching high school history. History doesn't have to be boring and I tend to tuck fun and interesting information into my stories. I now live in rural Missouri with my two kids, two dogs, two cats, and several chickens.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Leah Gonzalez for Readers' Favorite Apophis by Caron Rider is an interesting and thought-provoking science fiction novel. When scientists discover an asteroid headed for earth, they recommend several plans of action to help save mankind as well the world’s culture, knowledge and technology. The plans include sending people to bunkers, sending a group of genetically modified humans to Mars, and placing another group in stasis. Almost two thousand years later, earth has been invaded by the Martians. Tedo, a young man left physically impaired by a Martian attack, wanders the forest after being cast out by his clan, and discovers ALEC, the artificial intelligence controlling the underground facility housing the group in stasis. ALEC enlists Tedo's help to wake one of the frozen, Cynthia Carter, from stasis to begin the next stage of their mission, but now they have to deal with the hostile Martians too. I enjoyed reading Apophis. The main premise of an asteroid heading for the planet is already quite intriguing. Add to that the idea of creating genetically modified humans, sending people to Mars, and placing people in stasis to wait out the destruction that the asteroid will bring and you have a very engaging story. The book also starts out at a fast pace so it keeps you interested for the most part. I think the characters also work well together. I found the Martians and the artificial intelligence the most fascinating. Overall, Apophis is an enjoyable read for sci-fi fans.
Incredible! Life as you know it is ending, and only two selected groups will survive. An amazing story and Rider tells this tale as if it happened. What happens when the Martians attack? How will mankind survive? I was curious throughout the story, and kept reading to answer my questions, but also be part of the story. Terrifyingly familiar when faced with war, no matter the enemy. I really liked this story, and will continue to read Rider's work.