Clonedroid: The New Wave

Clonedroid: The New Wave

by Cate Bronson

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Overview

He is humanity's crowning achievement. He is an intelligent, sentient being. And, he is about to be killed.

Created in the late 21st Century, Abe is the first cloned human android and a remarkable achievement in artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. He's also an innovative medical product that has embroiled the Multipurpose Android and Cloning Corporation in controversy.

To protect their interests, MACC executives find a lucrative way to dispose of their problematic product and unleash a plan to ensure the company's future and foster public support. Abe, however, has a different vision of the future and greater potential than anyone realizes. With the clock ticking and a storm of uncertainty raging around him, Abe executes plans of his own.

And, the countdown begins...

Written in a classic style, this hard science fiction novel focuses on the dilemmas of playing God and the pitfalls of advancing technology without care and appropriate safeguards. It probes the many challenges that face our global societies today.

Praise for Clonedroid: The New Wave:

Superb! One of the best sci-fi books I read in recent memory. The author has a great writing style, captures corporate and social dynamics, the characters are quite believable with strong real emotions, the main AI character is compelling, the science is solid and believable. Some very good discussions on the ethics of cloning and organ harvesting of potentially sentient beings. add a final dash of some philosophy and you have a fantastic read! I sure hope there's a sequel this would be a great series.
-Goodreads Customer

Fantastic new "classic" hard science fiction This book was a treat to read. It reminded me of the classic hard sci find that used to be more prevalent. Like Asimov's later writing in style, but with Crichton's technical detail. It even has the social commentary typical of classic sci fi, along with real science. At the mid point of the book, I couldn't put it down and finished in one shot. Hopefully we see more of this.
-Goodreads Customer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161303429
Publisher: Catherine Infanti
Publication date: 08/11/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 646,927
File size: 591 KB

About the Author

Cate Bronson is a Canadian-American author and Writer's Digest mainstream literary short story winner. She is also a political science graduate and investment accountant turned writer of speculative horror, science fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Cate has authored stories and articles for a variety of publications.

Her love for science and fiction began as a child with Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek series and later Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Her fascination grew with exposure to the works of Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, and Michael Crichton. Cate's writing reflects these influences and her passion for exploring what makes the cosmos and everything in it tick.

On the lighter side, her nonfiction centers closer to home, focusing on her family and devotion to animal welfare. Cate lives in Florida with her husband and rescued racing dogs. She spends time reading and writing in the sunshine while giant hounds lounge by her side.

For more information about Cate Bronson and her publications visit www.catebronson.com.

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Clonedroid: The New Wave: 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LKS 4 months ago
This novel, Bronson's first, whet my appetite for more sci fi. A lot more sci fi, which was my favorite genre as a kid, and which I'm rediscovering the joy of at the ripe age of...er...never mind. In his Masterclass on writing fiction, Dan Brown says to have a ticking clock. This novel has a clock that feels as if it's ticking off the hours of a death watch, right in the clonedroiod's head. Poor creature. You can read the synopsis for Clonedroid elsewhere, but I do believe Bronson is onto a winning character in Prototype 2112, nicknamed Abe by his creator. This novel kept me turning the pages to know what happened next, but even more so, turning the pages to learn more about Abe. By the end of the book, I realized we only had a glimpse of this newly-imagined creature, and that left me wanting more. To give you an idea of the novel's conundrum, in my own family's lore, my grandmother raised a hog from a piglet: Charlotte. Could there have been a worse name? Even worse than that, thereafter, servings of ham and bacon and pork chops were accompanied by Grandma announcing cheerfully, "Here's some of Charlotte!" "Your first mistake was naming it," said one of the characters to Dr. Tamera Everett, who conceived 2112. Maybe. Maybe her first mistake was creating Abe. If there is a sequel in the works, I'm eager to know the direction the story takes. I like Abe a lot, but he's pretty scary too. I certainly hope his tale continues.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book was a treat to read. It reminded me of the classic hard sci find that used to be more prevalent. Like Asimov's later writing in style, but with Crichton's technical detail. It even has the social commentary typical of classic sci fi, along with real science. At the mid point of the book, I couldn't put it down and finished in one shot. Hopefully we see more of this.