Rome's Revolution is an interstellar saga about a man from the 21st century and a woman from the 35th century who fight forces from the incomprehensibly large to the infinitesimally small, all intent on destroying mankind. Cinematic in scope, Rome's Revolution offers romance, comedy, heart-pounding thrills, suspense, "legal" time travel, and meticulously researched hard science. It is a love story and a culture clash that celebrates the triumph of the individual over a mass-mind that thinks it is infallible. Rome's Revolution has it all: robots, aliens, computers, genetic manipulation, spaceships that travel faster than light and some that travel a lot slower.
Rome's Revolution chronicles the adventures of Rei Bierak, a twenty-something male from the very near future. Rei, along with 542 other humans, is frozen and launched in the Ark II toward the stars with the hope of establishing a colony on a habitable world in the Tau Ceti system. During Rei's long trip, modern civilization has collapsed, and society has reformed into a decidedly different model. The 24-chromosome mind-connected humans of the future called the Vuduri are efficient, indifferent, and emotionally deficient. The Vuduri have conquered faster-than-light travel and have established an outpost in the Pi3 Orionis system (aka Tabit) to study why certain stars are disappearing. Awakening 1388 years in the future, Rei meets Rome, a beautiful half-breed Vuduri woman, who is eventually ostracized for consorting with him. Rei and Rome are joined by OMCOM, a super-computer with delusions of omnipotence. Together, they fend off a hostile society, saboteurs, and technology indistinguishable from magic. The fate of humanity, perhaps even life itself, hangs in the balance.
If you are looking for some science in your science fiction, this book is for you.
(One other note: this story is true, it just hasn't happened yet.)
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About the Author
The first book is called Rome's Revolution
The sequel is called The Ark Lords
Both are available from Barnes and Noble
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Both my husband and I read this and we both really enjoyed the story - a very fun read. Lots of twists and turns, excellent science and very enjoyable characters. Excellent read and we look forward to more from this author.
You really get your money's worth here. This is the very definition of hard scifi. All of the science is based on what we know today. The characters are memorable and show amazing growth as they get used to each other and the new world. This book is really three books in one. The first part was the stiffest, in terms of the science. The middle part is deeply philosophical and yet swift-moving at the same time. The third part is just plain action and adventure. I really love MINIMCOM! You will too.
Science fiction kind of naturally divides itself into the fantastical and the what-if-this-really-happened? This book definitely falls into the second category. It's a whole new universe with new species, new physics, new technology yet the author makes it seem this is how it really would be, if it happened. At its heart, this is a love story. It's about a man and a woman who were born 14 centuries and 28 light years apart, yet they find each other and know right away they are soulmates. The fact is, the crises that assault them, the only way they could beat them is their unique blend of skill sets. Rei, the hero, knows our world and our failings. Rome, the heroinie, knows the future but doesn't have a clue how to solve problems. At least at first. We literally see her "reborn" and grow into a mature and strong woman, able to take on all attackers. And there are plenty of them. This book seems like it really is three novels in one. If it were ever made into a movie, it would definitely be three movies. The first concerns the end of the universe or at least, life itself. The second takes head-on the issue of genocide. The third part addresses a species than means to succeed mankind by literally engineering the humanity out of mankind and Rome is not about to stand for it. If you want a stiff, hard scifi novel, this is the one for you. You will love the characters, the new universe and how these two lovers take on forces that would cause most to wither. I highly recommend it.
I give the author all credit due in publishing this book. It's something I wish I could do, but haven't yet accomplished. I love the premise of the story, but I do have one critique. I feel that the character development was too choppy. Every character went from adamant refusal to accept the situation to utter capitulation to the inevitable with nary a shade of gray in between. There was plenty of drama and suspense within the main plot line, the love story and other character interactions went just a little too smoothly to be believable. The result for me was that they became less than compelling and I do not feel the need to immediately get the next book to find out happens next.