Sunrise Alley (Charon #1)
When the shipwrecked stranger washed up, nearly drowned, on the beach near research scientist Samantha Bryton's home, she was unaware that he was something more than human: an experiment conducted by Charon, a notorious criminal and practitioner of illegal robotics and android research. The man said his name was Turner Pascal-but Pascal was dead, killed in a car wreck. Cha...more
Set not all that far into the future, Sunrise Alley tackles the ethical dilemma facing a society where humans use biomechanical parts to improve quality of life in place of organ transplants, artificial limbs and eve...more
The premise follow EI designer/scientist, Sam Bryton and a man she saved near her house, named Turner Pascal. The problem is, Turner Pascal is dead and the man she saved is a EI or basically a android created by an evil genius from the dead Turner Pascal's brain. Turner escapes from the evil genius know...more
The second thing I didn't care for were the hero and heroine constantly being tricked. Now the finally found someone to help, nope - they're working for the bad guy too. This happened over an...more
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The general concept is okay. I like stories about robots, cyborgs, AI etc. For the most part, this book had a good mix of medium-hard sci-fi elements, mixed with decent character drama, romance, action, and suspense. I think it could have been shortened a little though. While the action prose was pretty good, it s...more
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Sunrise Alley by Catherine Asaro
I picked this e-book up in the kindle version- probably from the publisher-I don't see it on Amazon. I'm familiar with Catherine Asaro and had not yet read any of her novels.
This novel reminded me of some of Heinlein's middle years - you know after the juvenile and after stranger in a strange and before the really wild stuff he wrote near the end. This is more on par with Friday.Except that the female cha...more
The setting is not. This is Earth in 2033, where information and nano-technology (and probably other sciences not specifically relevant to the book) have advanced at a great pace. Dr Samantha Bryton has been a leader in her field; she works with and develops artificial intelligences.
In this book, Asaro develops the concept of two different types of artificial intelligence. The first, AI, is artificial intelligence a...more
Good parts: the ethical debate of the difference between a human and android. If someone dies and their organs are replaced by biomech, are they still human? Or are they machines, and therefore possessions?
Bad parts: the main character is supposed to be the #1 person in her field of biomech technology but is always two steps behind her human/android boyfriend. She calls her military friends for help a lot, and...more
Definitely worth reading.
I read the free e-book version downloaded from : Baen
Over all a good book and one that I found a pretty fast read.
Note, that if read on a Kindle the RTF seems better. The mobi version has an extra line feed between paragrahs (which I hate) but the RTF (converted via @free.kindle.com) didn't. A somewhat common thing with the Baen webscriptions ebooks...
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The author of more than twenty-five books, Catherine Asaro is acclaimed for her Ruby Dynasty series, which combines adventure, science, romance and fast-paced action. Her novel The Quantum Rose won the Nebula® Award, as did her novella “The Spacetime Pool.” Among her many other distinctions, she is a multiple winner of the AnLab from Analog magazine...more