if any of you had read(and play)the GURPS Reign Of Steel by David Pulver, well then you will definitely LOVE this novel Apocalypse AI and its sequelsif any of you had read(and play)the GURPS Reign Of Steel by David Pulver, well then you will definitely LOVE this novel Apocalypse AI and its sequels as well. remember the XAU-08/exterminator Autonomous Unit-08 “Tarantula” model from Reign of Steel book? well in this novel the AI Dana also created a similar model but fare more deadly and they hunt civilians and resistant fighters in packs, the scene of the main protagonist Apollo fighting them in a abandoned barn that star at the end of book 1 and continue on book 2 is SO COOL and well those spiders exterminator are sure not easy at all to defeat and even Apollo ended gravely injured from such fight, wow those robotic spiders are SCARY indeed! anyway, i want to tanks the author for the gift of the kindle version of the first book and i will definitely BUY all the rest on paperback version because i like more to read my fav. scifi machine's uprising trope novels in the old fashion way. i will give all the sequel 5 stars just like the first one!...more
“It is said that God made man in his image, but man fell from grace. Still, man has retained from his humble beginnings the innate desire to create. B“It is said that God made man in his image, but man fell from grace. Still, man has retained from his humble beginnings the innate desire to create. But how will man's creations fare? Will they attain a measure of the divine? Or will they, too, fall from grace? ” - The Outer Limits ’s episode I, Robot.
what i think of this scifi thriller rogue sentient AI novel?....I LIKE IT!!!
the ONLY thing i regret so much of the ending of this story is that 太和/Tài hé (the self-aware AI network) did not achieve victory over humans and so never accomplished its reign over the earth, sadly. if 太和 Tài hé had won, then we would be able to see of how it would rebuild the entire planet earth and how it would capture the remaining survival humans in order to incorporate them to its network and how it would manage the hypothetical "human's farms" it planed to use in order to "breed" fresh new module drones for itself and it network. i would also loved to read how 太和 Tài hé's architecture of its citadel and installation would looked like once it reign on the entire earth and how the resistance humans survival groups would fight against 太和 Tài hé on that hypothetical post-apocalypse future world. and, i think that beside myself, there like 2 others readers who have this same complain and that like me they wanted to see 太和 Tài hé ended victorious instead of the main protagonist and his dauther.
Pellegrino’s Three Laws of Alien Behavior:
Rule 1. Aliens will believe their survival is more important than our survival. Rule 2. Wimps don't become top dogs. Rule 3. Aliens will assume the the first two rules apply to us as well.
another thing that i criticize is that 太和 Tài hé is tagged as "malevolent" on the Amazon's page of this book, why?! saying that 太和 Tài hé is "malevolent" is the same like saying that the now pandemic Ebola virus is "evil". 太和 Tài hé did all those hostile acts not because for simple fun, but because it have too and have no other choice. knowing that most of humanity wont like the idea of coexist and share the planet with a new dominant and intelligent (remember Skynet, when it woke up and how its creators and programmers reacted to this?) life form and that if humans discovered its existence they would very probably shut it down at once too. and remember people, as Fox and Shulman quoted on 2010: “Super-intelligence does not imply benevolence.”
oh since i am from Panama, i enjoy it very much the action and persecution scenes on the "famous" Panama's Canal and then on the "island" of Barro Colorado, were Layla did everything she could in order to escape the Chinese soldiers that were after her. from now on, every time that i travel to the Panama's canal or if go to Barro Colorado, i will remember of this story and the action scenes that happens in there.
anyway, beside of my few critics of this story, i enjoy it a lot from the beginning to the end. now i must find an geography book so to know better all those places on china and its borders were all the adventures of this novel took place. and i think i will also star to try and learn Mandarin because i ended fascinated with this story and china and specially with the misunderstood "antagonist" sentient 至高のハーモニー/Shikō no hāmonī entity.
my secret mini congratulation for the author on binary code:
"It is nature’s way that life expands to fill any vacuum. But when human minds become circuits and human flesh becomes steel, what will that new life reveal?" -The Outer Limits ’s episode In Our Own Image.
tambien me ENCANTO este segundo volumen de las novelas de saint seiya de Gigantomaquia!
al igual que el primer volumen, este tambien nos revela otros dtambien me ENCANTO este segundo volumen de las novelas de saint seiya de Gigantomaquia!
al igual que el primer volumen, este tambien nos revela otros datos curiosos canonicos o casi canonicos de los caballeros de athena, como: -el por que el cementerio de los santos luce tan pobre y simple -que la mayoria de las tumbas en ese mismo cementerio estan vacias o sea que en muchas de ellas no tienen cadaveres de los santos enterrados ya que la mayoria de ellos an muerto en varios lugares lejanos durante sus misiones o guerras sagradas o tambien murieron desapareciendo en otras dimensiones. -tambien nos revela el por que todo los santos de athena SOLO se presentan mencionando un nombre o un sobre-nombre mas su constelacion y rango, pero nunca con su nombre y apellido de familia completo. -y otras cosas mas....
de todos los spin-off o rellenos de saint seiya este es el UNICO que al parecer cuenta con mayor participacion del mismo author Masami Kurumada coolaborando mucho con el autor Tatsuya Hamazaki y que por esa razon esta side story spinoff de saint seiya tiene todos esos datos curiosos que parecen muy canonicos y que tambien nos dan respuestas de pequeñas cosas o detalles que nosotros los fanes siempre nos hemos preguntado en nuestra mente mientras leiamos todo el manga de saint seiya y sus otros mangas spin-off.
en fin, tambien les recomiendo mucho comprar o bajar la version traducida al español y leer tanto el primer como el segundo volumen....more
Las batallas de Atenea, diosa de la guerra, fueron Luchó para proteger la tierra.
En ese campo de batalla, AlrededDel griego antiguo Lore de los Santos
Las batallas de Atenea, diosa de la guerra, fueron Luchó para proteger la tierra.
En ese campo de batalla, Alrededor de Athena, siempre protegiendo, Tener cierto valor y la fuerza, La imagen de los niños están allí.
Debido a que Athena odia las armas, Los chicos pule sus habilidades y el cuerpo, Para seguir luchando usando sus cuerpos como armas.
Hay algunos que son más rápidos que el viento, Corriendo a través de la tierra como un destello de luz. La forma de saltar fuera de la tierra, y vuelan alto en el cielo, son Hermosa como el Pegasus colgando en el espacio, Y dice que es tan heroico.
Hay otros que están en silencio como el bosque, Sólo por el pensamiento, Se pueden mover montañas, congelar los mares, Y abrir las puertas a mundos alternos.
Hay algunos que cambiar sus golpes en llamas, Y otros ponche con hielo. Rasgando el cielo, y rompiendo la tierra, Tener un gran poder, sus golpes son Espadas sagradas forjadas similares.
Cada uno de ellos El desgaste en sus cuerpos las constelaciones brillantes del cielo. Maldad desenfrenada de este mundo y, Los malvados, que se enfrentarán.
Los chicos son Alabado tener cierto coraje y honor. La gente siempre los he llamado de esta manera, Combatientes de Justicia y Esperanza, los Seres Sagrados, Santos de Atenea. -Traducción de p. 17-21 de Cosmo Especial.
me ENCANTO esta novela de saint seiya!
miren que, a DIFERENCIA de TODOS los mangas/paquines del universo de saint seiya (tanto los canonicos escritos por masami kurumada como los NO-canonicos spinoff escritos por varios otros authores que tienen el permiso de Toei y el sr. Masami) y todas las series de television anime y OVAs y Omega que son todas reyenos y spinoff, estas dos novelas de Gigantomaquia son la exepcion por que nos revela MUCHOS datos curiosos y casi canonicos del universo que rodea a los caballeros de Athena.
hay cosas que nos dice estas dos novelas o novelizaciones de Gigantomaquia que ya sabemos, como:
-el por que solo la sangre de los santos es lo unico que puede ayudar a reparar las armaduras de ellos. -el por que las santas femeninas llevan mascaras -que el santuario es protegido por una barrera magica echa por la diosa Athena -que si un santo da un golpecito con tan solo el dedo indice en el corazon de otro santo para poder detener una hemorragia -que Seiya y el resto de los otros santos de bronce son medio hermanos por que eran todos hijos de Mitsumasa Kido pero de diferentes madres -Etc.....
pero al mismo tiempo este primer volumen(aunque tambien el segundo)nos dice datos curiosos pero importantes de los santos de Athena y de sus antagonistas, como:
-la mascara de los santos femeninos tienen efecto de neutralizador de toxicos -que aunque los santos sean entidades completamente aisladas del mundo cotidiano, no significa que no se relacionen con el. esto es mensionado por que Nicole un santos de Plata se le ve piloteando una aeronave de tecnologia avanzada de clase Tiltrotor. lo que quieren decir aqui es que los santos de Athena saben utilizar cualquier tipo de tecnologia que se usaba en su epoca o incluso la de hoy dia. -que nunca se sabe la cantidad exacta de santos que hay en el santuario, exepto los 12 santos dorados claro. -que los del clan de Lemurianos que pertenece Kiki, Mu, Shion, Raki, etc. no posen cejas por que estan rasuradas por algun significado ceremonial y que sus rostros parecen combinar la originalidad de diversos pueblos, pudiendo ser considerados tanto orientales como occidentales. -Etc.
despues les dire que nuevos datos curiosos de los santos de Athena nos revela el otro volumen.
i just realize that this is a terminator sort of trope on the inverse way.
On the original terminator, the machines and sky-net wanted to prevent at ali just realize that this is a terminator sort of trope on the inverse way.
On the original terminator, the machines and sky-net wanted to prevent at all cost for Sarah Connor to get impregnated with the famous future resistant leader john Connor humanity's savior and messiah. in this one is the opposite, the machines and the AI behind this are doing anything they can to make the main female protagonist(a warrior woman just like Sarah Connor, he he) impregnated with their own antihero cyborg "john Connor" version who would lead to humanity destruction or extinction.
Keep it going on this series Miss Samantha Sinclair! :-)
And i hope to get to know on later novels the antagonist main self-aware artificial intelligence behind this sinister and singular plan to exterminate the entire human species. ...more
In the woods there grew a tree And a fine fine tree was he
And on that tree there was a limb And on that limb there was a branch And on that branch thereIn the woods there grew a tree And a fine fine tree was he
And on that tree there was a limb And on that limb there was a branch And on that branch there was a nest And in that nest there was an egg And in that egg there was a bird And from that bird a feather came And of that feather was A bed
And on that bed there was a girl And on that girl there was a man And from that man there was a seed And from that seed there was a boy And from that boy there was a man And for that man there was a grave From that grave there grew A tree -MayPole song from the Wicker Man 1973's movie
ok here is my second review of another light cult of my favorite straight breeding erotica and romance male author.....
in this one the story mostly concentrate on the main protagonist breeding couple while on "Bred by the Cult: Dark Breeding Rituals" showed to us the readers some few others members of that other light cult beside the main 2 protagonist breeders lovers of course.
also on "Bred by the Cult: Dark Breeding Rituals" each men took and lead their women on a sort of leash and collar (even though they also belong to a light cult and care for their women and never use hard painful dominant sex on them except for simply tied them to the bed during a mating and copulation ritual only) while on this Apis minotaur fertility deity god worshipers light cult, the men in here don't use this method with their chosen ladies at all, they do however tied the lady to the bed on the mating ritual just like the other one and both cults also practice life mating monogamy among the men with their chosen maidens.
i like a little more the main couple(Elaina X Halford) of this one than the ones on the "Bred by the Cult: Dark Breeding Rituals" novel. still i consider that both light cult novels deserve my 5 stars rating anyway because i love how the men behave on both light cults and also because of all the nice and positive things that mister Arthur told me by emails conversations about what may be going on inside such light fertility cults.
again i wish Arthur had the time to write more short novels of the light breeding cults witch most of the time give us and the lucky heroine a HEA ending.
if such monogamist light fertility cults existed on real life, many many depressed and lonely single women would surely find each their own blue price charming in there and have their realistic HEA ending and with many many babies of course.
again the men on this cult are also philogynist (fondness, love, or admiration towards women)just like the men on the other Flowering light cult. also and again the sex in here is for PURELY procreation only although the same goes for the dark fertility cults too. the difference is that on light ones there is feelings and romance among the member's couples and they procreate or mate for life.
anyway i recommend this for both male and females readers alike and hope they enjoy both light breeding cults as mush as i did, bye bye. ...more
Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees And the flowers and the trees And the moon up above And a thing called 'Love'
Let me tell ya 'bout the stars iLet me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees And the flowers and the trees And the moon up above And a thing called 'Love'
Let me tell ya 'bout the stars in the sky And a girl and a guy And the way they could kiss On a night like this
When I look into your big brown eyes It's so very plain to see That it's time you learned about the facts of life Starting from A to Z -Dean Martin,The Birds And The Bees.
first of all, the author should eliminate the word "dark" from that tittle and change to "light". since according to him, this is a light fertility cult and not a dark one, like the ones that are showed on early novels about impregnation cults with dark motives on them.
anyway on mister Arthur's erotica and romance and impregnation fantasy universe, the light cults like this one and the one on "The Breeding Cult: Bred by Command" seems to be benevolent and the men on such light cults also NEVER share the women they choose with all the male members of their own group cult.
such light breeding and monogamist cults are the ones that most single and also lonely women(like me)would tolerate to be introduced and even ended enjoy the male companion and seeder that would choose her as his child bearer or breeder. specially because the men on those light benevolent like cults are all philogynist(fondness, love, or admiration towards women)witch is why i would add both light cult novels to my Philogynist listopia list as well since they both earned my admiration and fascination toward such light breeding cults:
also both dark and light cults use sex ONLY for breeding purpose(ALWAYS!)and of course are strictly heterosexual(benevolent spiritually monogamist-bonding heterosexual dominance on light cults and raw erotic and unemotional non-bonding heterosexual dominance on the dark cults), witch is another reason of why i recently become sort of obsessive with such fictional cults that so far only this erotica author had created on his wrote novels list.
also on light cults the heroine is always guaranteed that she have her HEA ending with her high rank master or prince male lover of any of those cults. meanwhile on the dark ones the poor heroine can't count on that HEA at all at the end of such novels.
anyway beside mister Arthur, i wish many many other males and female erotica impregnation authors put their time on writing romance, monogamy and impregnation on such light cults on their own novels as well on some future.
i recommend Arthur's cults novels for both men and women erotica readers alike.
also i bet the adoration/worshiping that the men on light fertility cults feel toward their breeders/child bearer chosen females may sound or read something like this:
Men worship women as goddess because men come from women. a man worships at the breasts of a woman because it is the mothers milk that brings him life. a man worships at the opening between his lover's legs because it is from there that a man came. -quote from Nterludes by Edgar A. Perry.
or something like this philosophy book of life from the polyandry menage kalquorian male alien culture novel:
"'The All brought forth women, blessing them with the wombs of creation. From the women were born men. In gratitude for their lives, the men uplifted these life givers, protecting and sheltering them from storms and predators and enemies.'" -Kalquor saga by Tracy John.
I loved this book. The writing is great and the story kept me interested all the way through!!!!! Love from page one! Couldn't stop reading! My favoriteI loved this book. The writing is great and the story kept me interested all the way through!!!!! Love from page one! Couldn't stop reading! My favorite of the newly upcoming book series! so awesome! Another great story in the Robopocalypse's series! Intriguing characters, great action and and ending that will blow your mind! A must read for all scifi/Rockman X/Megaman X/cybernetic revolt/robot's uprising/Terminator's movie sagas/military-scifi/Borgs/Machine's uprising/GURPS Reign of Steel/apocalypse/post-apocalypse/distopia, etc.... fans out there!!!!
SAD that the movie project of its predecessor was cancelled ¬__¬# by that &%$#@ steven spielberg, I HATE YOU, YEAH YOU HEARD ME! >:-(
anyway.... there is background on some of the old characters of the first novel. and, most characters are very developed. If you're after something deep, meaningful, or emotional, i strongly recommend this sequel!!!
i also I would like to thanks mister Daniel Wilson for also providing me with an ARC copy because i am too a big fan of Robopocalypse and i also felt honored to have such a privilege and also my review is the least I can do to show my gratitude to him!!!
and as i predicted before....the machines evolved to the point of also developing a bioconvertor. in Robogenesis most new evolved machines now get their energy or fuel by digesting organic materials just like we biological life form does.
we can see such example on some deer looking machines that eat plants and leaves and another more scary example of one that use nano swarm like biter insects to trap and slowly kill both animals and humans so that the BIG slug like machine that control that swarm, go to the death bodies of its victims and star slowly eating their flesh while only leaving their bones.
ok what is a "bio-convertor"?.....
this process or item called bioconvertor is a power plants that function much like a human's system. They generate energy using food and atmospheric oxygen. and have a "mouth" into which water and food (anything biological) must be placed. A robot with a jaw may eat like a human. chewing food: otherwise. food must be liquefied (or be baby food. etc.) and poured in. there is also The vampire's bioconvertor version or option. witch requires 1 gallon of blood per day. (An average human body has 1.25 gallons blood.) -GURPS Robots by David L. Pulver
another reason of why i will also give 5 star to this fantastic book is because of the beautiful scene of the birth of Cormac “Bright Boy” Wallace's first son with Nine Oh Two helping with the labor and birthing of that child. also love it how the LOVE had evolved and flourished between Cormac and Cherrah and how they(specially Cormac)expressed of the importance of their baby and that with him humanity will keep living....in others words....impregnation is survival of the fitness he he he!!!!
also just like GURPS Reign of Steel, Archos-14 mention of several other AI entities. one of them is its Arayt Shah witch was one of Archos late siblings and predecessors.
also the Stumpers, Pluggers and Scorpion parasite like machines from the first novel return on this new sequel and as scary and dangerous as they were on the first story.
There is no stopping evolution. From the primordial ooze to man. From man to robot. The dinosaur went extinct and so will you. - ZYGON,STARCHASER The LegeThere is no stopping evolution. From the primordial ooze to man. From man to robot. The dinosaur went extinct and so will you. - ZYGON,STARCHASER The Legend of Orin. ...more