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ISBN-13: 9780987770660
Publisher: Traanu Enterprises
Publication date: 12/13/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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I Am 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sherri Fulmer Moorer for Readers' Favorite Adam Spenceworth has it all: a custom spaceship run by Mum, his first AI; his friend and protector robot, Gort; and his sexbot, Eve, who can morph to meet all of his desires. Adam has the privileged of living lifetime after lifetime due to a special regeneration chamber that returns him to age 25 so he can repeatedly live again to study, learn, grow, and continue life as a genius in robotics and science. The only problem is that each regeneration takes longer, resulting in strained relations with his robotic family, and the lengthening delays between lifetimes constantly throw Adam into the schism of a changing humanity, and the alien races that cooperate with and threaten them. I Am by Michael Drakich is a thrilling ride into Earth's future that will leave you wanting more. I Am is a brilliant novel that shows readers what sci fi writers constantly wonder about: how the future will unfold, and how humanity will adapt to it. Michael Drakich's visions of humanity's increasing dependence on robotics as they find themselves outnumbered by hostile aliens makes you think about where we're heading, and if our advances are truly advancing us as a race, or weakening our ability to deal with the future. Does technology help us adapt, or help us escape from a reality that we'd rather not face? How we adapt to a changing world and relationships with others is critical to our survival, and Adam shows how a good attitude, determination, intelligence, and ingenuity can help one man persevere and save an entire race. I Am is a great book that's everything sci fi should be. It doesn't paint the future as utopian or dystopian, but merely as evolving in natural relation to our surroundings, environment, and reality. An excellent read. I highly recommend it!
ScifiandScary More than 1 year ago
I AM by Michael Drakich was an engrossing read. Once I started it, I had trouble putting it down. Its one of those books that fooled me. I thought I was going to get a light science fiction read with battle scenes and pithy quotes. ( I mean, what else would you expect from that synopsis?) However, even though it started out that way, it turned into one of those books that made me think. I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable with thinking, but so few books actually unexpectedly extend the invitation to ponder things that when I’m presented with it, I just can’t resist. I’m going to do my best to write the rest of this spoiler free. So yes, some of it is going to be vague sounding. Sorry. I AM works on a peculiar, exponential time-scale that actually works in its favor when it comes to the characters being believable. Drakich gives fun nods to the things that have made science fiction so fun, from the original space-bot to star trek phasers, and – of course – the mothership. He also covers evolution and religion in a way that makes you laugh as you realize how silly it sounds until you sit back, think about it for a second, and find yourself thinking “Uhm…y’know…actually… I could see it working this way. That would make a lot of sense.” Its written lightheartedly, and on the surface it is just a roller-coaster ride of sci-fi thrills. However, watching Adam’s personal development, seeing the play out of the world, and the way Gort and Mum transition from being Adam’s servants to friends to family, it strikes a chord that resonates in you. The ending made me smile wistfully. Happily ever after? No. The perfect ending? Definitely. This was an absolutely fantastic read by a great indie author, and I highly recommend you check it out immediately. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
As an old man Adam Spenceworth left behind proof of his genius, his growing empire, vast wealth and a world surging into each new century with the greatest of inventions that man had to offer. No, Adam didn’t die, he entered a regeneration chamber, only to return at his peak, a twenty-five-year-old hyperactive, hyper-brilliant cocksure young man ready to take on all comers and win. The problem? Each regeneration took longer, thousands of years and the only beings waiting for him were his first AI robot Gort, his companion robot Eve, and his greatest creation, Mum, whose capabilities were beyond imagination as she ran his ship, and watched over him. The universe is in constant flux, constant chaos, battles are waged, empires rise and fall and the human race is facing total annihilation with only the super-advanced AI robots to carry on. Retaining all of his knowledge and able to play catch up on the eons he has missed, he is like a MacGiver of the future, a Mr. Gadget with an attitude until he universe begins to crumble around him and he feels the loneliness of his existence and he becomes like a god to the robots remaining. Is this the life he wanted to keep coming back to? Is it time for Adam to finally see the world isn’t always about him rushing in like a superhero and riding off into the sunset for another regeneration? Maybe it’s time for Adam to grow up and take care of the future he helped create and ultimately destroy. Michael Drakich’s I Am is a brilliant space opera about one man’s journey through eons of time in a futuristic world where worlds and galaxies collide in war, join in peace and may only survive through Artificial Intelligence that almost believes it is alive. With engaging characters, a lot of snark and attitude and some devilishly quirky dialogue, Michael Drakich brings our wildest dreams to life and shoots us to the moon and beyond. With warp-speed pacing, deceit and the machinations of the power-hungry, Mr. Drakich’s imagination seems to know no bounds as he grasps fantasy and science fiction by the horns and wrestles them into a riveting and extremely entertaining tale of a true space cowboy! Highly entertaining, highly recommended! I received a review copy from Michael Drakich in exchange for my honest review.