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The Thinking Machine

(The Synthetic Albatross #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A Man and a Monster with the Same Name. In a city that spans most of the eastern sea-board, there is a creature that used to be a man. A stranger, from the shrinking wilds of the north, is called by a spirit to enter the city and destroy the abomination. The thing that shares his name. Zed.
Paperback, First, 140 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Adventure Worlds Press
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Christian Laforet
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are three things I love in this world. 1) Cyberpunk stories. 2) Chinese food. And 3) kittens with short legs. And guess what, The Thinking Machine has two of those things (I’ll leave it to you to find out which two).

The Thinking Machine follows a guy named Zed as he leaves the comfort of his country lifestyle to head into the city in search of…another guy named Zed. Sounds weird, I know, but hang in there, the story is worth it.

This thing is a cyberpunk thrill ride (fans of Blade Runner de
Deborah James Van Dongen
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It read very quickly and kept me engaged throughout. The characters were strong and interesting. It left me wanting more. Can’t wait for the next one!
Adam Hannon
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
A lot of good ideas, unfortunately it read like a video game script.
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Ben Van Dongen grew up in Windsor Ontario. He likes to think that if he tried harder he could have been an Astronaut, but he is happier writing science fiction anyway. He co-authored the books No Light Tomorrow and All These Crooked streets, and is one half of the founding team of Adventure Worlds Press. His first solo book, The Thinking Machine, a cyberpunk novella, came out last year and the unc ...more

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