According to the author's note, Turing Evolved has gone through several independent grass roots edits before becoming the polished and shiny titaniumAccording to the author's note, Turing Evolved has gone through several independent grass roots edits before becoming the polished and shiny titanium beast that it is. This is the beginning of a streak of finely crafted self published novels available for suuuper cheap. Highly recommended for any scifi nerds, mech geeks, MMORPG players, and housewife romance fans. This is an equal opportunity read.
The Alan Turing namesake should be enough to give a semi knowledgable reader insight into the core to this. Turing Evolved is an in depth look into the world of Artificial Intelligence and it's affect on our world in a fictionalized non specific future.
Jon has been kicked from the military for actions that put them in a poor light. As a Demon Pilot, his fully haptic implants allowed him to run his mech as if it were his own body, preparing for future conflicts with the Asian Union or otherworld powers. Now, he doesn't know what he is, besides a displaced fool who should have kept his mouth shit. He has been referred to his first non military job, working with the MINDSpace Samaritans. The Samaritans help extract people who are fully immersed in MINDSpace and ensure they are able ti reintegrate into society.
Jon finds himself in a strange position when he crosses a rogue Demon and an Angel in an encounter on city streets, he is forced to take direct action to save the life of an AI. What follows is a surprisingly non-mushy and thrilling love story. How can a man who can only visit the virtual world love a woman who can on visit the physical.
Heavy handed but well thought out and critical religious references abound. Highly geeky storyline. No dates are applied, but references to stealth bombers and other modern tech as several hundred years old (and foreign in detail) show that this is far into the future. Filled with but not dominated by technology, instead it feels like with the exception of a few elements, it could happen today rather than in the future..
Well worth the time, grab a copy and give it a shot.
They shave a small spot on the back of your head and insert a needle. They sample matter found deep inside you, delicate and evaporative. They run theThey shave a small spot on the back of your head and insert a needle. They sample matter found deep inside you, delicate and evaporative. They run the tests, and with in a short time, Life Inc can tell you the precise time and date you will die. As it turns out, along side the creation of highly pollutive freeways in the sky, leaking gasses and forcing the public into oxygen masks, Life Inc has been able to analyze and validate your life force.
In the opening, the mastermind and genius who built Life Inc is dying. He travels to his lab, knowing his death clock is running. He knows that his life force has dwindled. He has a plan, to capture the final grain of life as it leaves his body, and follow it 'home'. He has proven life force, now he will prove the human soul.
10 short years later, Life Inc airs a commercial that offers the ultimate gift to humanity. At the cost of one year of life energy, you can spend 24 hours alone in open physical contact and communication with a dead loved one.
It is interesting how much of a struggle the fictional world has in this novel, dealing with the existence of a soul. Scientifically proven life force. Can you imagine? Science and religion speaking in like terms of semi-intangible existence.. I could only hope for the marriage of these two factiosn, but predictably, the world of Life Inc still fights this fight, of science being a starved for attention meddlesome god debasing entity and religion being a starved for attention meddlesome fear monger.
This book ranks in the realm of amazing. It has complex characters, interesting science, well written action sequences, and a highly polished writing style. Add in some pulp fictionesque mystery. At $2.99, this book is a steal. Seriously..
Kevin George seems like a fairly prolific self published author. With a mature writing style, 4 series and this single standalone book under his belt, it is nice to see that he has fully resolved all of the complaint generating errors that too commonly plague self pubs. This book was effectively error free and a really great plot line with basically zero plot holes.
Can you ask for more?
Do not read comments on amazon. There are some dickbags sharing open spoilers in the small handful of negative critique. I dont know why people have to be like that.