Would you sacrifice everything to change the world?
It's the end of the 21st century. Society's attention has been so focused on dealing with climate change that any other innovation is considered wasteful.
Niko Rafael believes the world made a mistake and he is determined to bring his vision for fusing nanobots with the human microbial cloud to life. Possessed by the belief that humanity can reclaim some of the lost technology of the earlier part of the century, as well as the spirit of wonder and real innovation, he relentlessly pushes forward. But going against the grain, changing society, and creating a corporate behemoth has consequences. When the board of directors of his own company push him aside and bring in Harriet Binger as CEO, old hatreds flare and a closely-guarded secret of Niko's is exposed. As Niko pursues his true goal, he'll learn that his greatest good will not go unpunished.
Genius. Conscience. Consequence.
Don't miss this all-new side of international best-selling author, Adam Dreece.
"It's rare to find a hard science fiction novel that is so personal, so intimate. " - Erin Sneath, GoodReads.com
"a truly unique voice…will keep readers obsessively turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end" - Tracy A. Fischer, Readers' Favorite
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About the Author
Adam Dreece has been writing stories since he was a kid, and has spent every night reading to his kids. His love of stories that inspire kids and that resonate with adults has only grown over the years. His series, The Yellow Hoods, is set in an emergent SteamPunk world with elements inspired from classic tales, providing depth for the mature reader and fun adventure for those 12+. The first book in the series, Along Came a Wolf, released in April 2014. The second book is Breadcrumb Trail, and releases in September 2014. Adam's world changed in many ways when he started 15 months of constant horrible abdominal scar pain. Coming out of that, as he started to regain his footing, he was hit with severe asthma out of the blue. Coming back from that, he has been more determined than ever. When his daughter gave him a nudge to finally write The Yellow Hoods, he decided it was time to start building that writing career and start looking forward to the day when he would be able to leave his role as a software architect behind. He spends time with his kids, his wife and helping others with their writing online. He's also a public speaker and mentor. Adam lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is the flagship author of the new publishing company, ADZO Publishing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Set in the near future, in a world of new start-up businesses and ruthless companies, this book is an intimate and up-close look at the life of Niko Rafaelo, a genius innovator of nano-technology. Niko and the cast of supporting characters are well fleshed out and the relationships between them are well written and believable. It's an interesting and imaginative book, that kept me turning the pages.
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite Whoa! That's exactly what I thought when I finished the new book by author Adam Dreece, The Man of Cloud 9. This excellent offering of science fiction will keep readers obsessively turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end. Taking place seventy years in the future, the story follows brilliant inventor, Niko Rafaelo, as he delves into controversial work in the world of nanobots. This story is full of adventure and thrills, as well as all of the highly inventive and creative details one expects in a great work of sci-fi. Nico's work is considered wasteful at a time when the world is dealing with the aftermath of dozens of devastating natural disasters and, in fact, work with nanobots is banned. But he's determined that what he can do with this technology is worth more than any before him have ever imagined. Will working with microbial cloud-powered bots become the salvation that everyone is looking for, or the end of Nico's career, and more? You'll need to read the book to find out! I loved The Man of Cloud 9. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely how I felt about this fantastic book. As an ardent reader in the genre of science fiction, I feel that it's getting more and more difficult to find a truly unique voice and story. I definitely found both in this book, and I simply cannot wait to read more from author Adam Dreece as soon as I possibly can. I highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys science fiction, or any reader looking for a creative and unique new read in general.