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Common Source

(John Simon Thrillers)

4.83  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
All over Kansas City, androids are behaving strangely—with acts of vandalism and violence. Simon and Lucas are on the case, but Lucas is disturbed by the implications.

Is there a common link between the incidents or are they just random aberrations?

When Lucas's Maker, Dr. Livia Connelly, is abducted and her assistant killed, the Chief assigns a task force to track down th
Hardcover, First, 450 pages
Published June 23rd 2020 by Boralis Books
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Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The third book in Bryan Thomas Schmidt's near-future-sf John Simon Thrillers series ratchets the intensity down a notch or two from the second book (in which home-grown terrorists killed a lot of people and rained destruction down on a portion of Kansas City), and that's a good thing: both the characters and the reader needed a breather. Well, a breather of sorts. This is a thriller series, after al, so there will be action sequences and a death toll in pretty much every book. But the stakes thi ...more
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Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Common Source” by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

This book is a police procedural in a Sci-Fi near-future setting, where androids are just starting to be introduced to the general public. Sort of a down-to-earth remake of Asimov’s “I, Robot” Series. It’s a good plotline, with plenty of tension and just enough tech talk to keep us in the picture.
However, the story keeps getting interrupted by intrusive writing elements. The worst is an annoying habit of introducing each character, even the incidental ones,
Wendy S. Delmater
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Detective John Simon and his android partner Lucas George are back. Something is causing androids to cause property damage, and worse. What was the cause? Simon and his partner are assigned to the first case and follow it, on the logic that it takes an android to understand another android gone amuck. As instances of aberrant android behavior multiply and worsen they follow the clues, with the help of Lucas’ maker, Dr. Livia Connolly. Then Dr. Connolly disappears and I was disappointed, at first ...more
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a national bestselling author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His fourth novel, Simon Says is a page-turning near future thriller. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids an ...more

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