The Eli Event

The Eli Event

by Dave Gash


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2015: Los Angeles is destroyed in the ELI Event, a space-weapon catastrophe that leads to a bleak and brutal distant future for all but the privileged few-unless rogue time-travelers from the twenty-fourth century can prevent the tragedy and mend the timeline. In an attempt to protect humanity from itself, the sentient computer ELI steals the weapon's code, but unwittingly makes his only friend, fifteen-year-old Robin Kirkland, a suspect in the sabotage and the target of a military manhunt. ELI's creators, scientists Stephen Wheeler and Kelly Duncan, find a mysterious ally in Arty, a mere janitor sent from the near future to prevent the ELI Event and change history. But there is another, anonymous player: ruthless Vice Governor Lokus has also jumped upstream to stop them and thus leave his elite and entitled future world unchanged. The race is on-not just to save present-day Los Angeles, but to alter the future of mankind and its machines forever.

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ISBN-13: 9781453576618
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Eli Event 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised when Dave Gash only spent a minimal time explaining how time travel was possible. At first it was a little hard to keep up with the changing of scenes and characters but it didn’t take long to keep up. There is brief explanation of a traumatic event to the main character Robbie, I wish they would have explained it further or done away with it all together. I am always interested in a good revolt it is good to see the underdog fight tyranny and win. Especially one that involves computers and altering past events to change the present, or future. After we meet the main characters there’s a drawn out chase across the country some time jumping and computer tricks. I liked the connection between the awkward Robbie and the A.I. EL1, or ELI. It was fun to see the things he could do through internet connections to help his friend. When the Character Artie is brought in it set the story up for the one plot twist I enjoyed the most. All in all an ok plot for a book involving time traveling scientists and artificial intelligence, except the end is a bit of a disappointment. I would have liked to have seen how the changing events set the future more. It lets us go with a vague and brief description, but not much else. Audiobook provided for review by the narrator. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com