Imperfect Weapon

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
The universe contains an infinite diversity of sentient life forms. The Sallows intend to rectify this. Genocide is their business; slaughter and mass destruction their entertainment; thus they have developed their ultimate Warrior. A blend of blood and machine it looks humanoid but is driven by programming. The only problem is he is just a kid and like any kid, he's got a bit of an attitude. More

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Words: 167,710
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465922373
About A B Potts

Guilty as charged. I spent most of my childhood daydreaming in worlds inspired by the likes of Jules Verne, Gene Roddenberry and Ian Fleming. Further fuelled by TV programmes such as Doctor Who, The Professionals, The Man from UNCLE and Tomorrow’s World, it is only to be expected that my stories should be imaginative and futuristic with a hint of humour.

At school, whilst others were listening to and absorbing the cold, hard facts of the French Revolution, I was running amuck through the streets of France with the Scarlet Pimpernel saving the Dauphin from the evil clutches of ‘Les Citoyens’. Nowadays, I have a very dull job as a bookkeeper so I continue to daydream of intergalactic fire fights and car chases though the Stelvio Pass with various baddies attempting to machine gun me into oblivion...

... and so you see, I'm off on my travels again. It really is that easy for me to be transported to these other worlds. Places I now want to share with others. I just hope you get as much enjoyment from my stories as I have.

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Review by: Cheryl Headford on July 14, 2012 :
I was surprised by this book. I bought it with some reserve as I thought it was going to be all hi tech killing machine stress and fighting, but it was a really 'human' story.

Kylem (and I didn't miss the irony of the name) is a delightful mix of murder angst and insecurity. He's SO believable as a person as well as a character and creation. He's beautiful. I adore him and his adventures had me on the edge of my seat.

The story is quite complex but the pacing and the way it's told keeps us right on track and there's never a struggle to understand what's going on. We go on Ky's journey with him and see the world through some very unusual eyes.

I understand there is going to be a sequel and I will definitely be buying it
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fittsey on Feb. 08, 2012 :
When asked what sort of books I like my reply is always the same - “I’ll read anything as long as it’s well written”. After reading the sample I decided that this one probably qualified so I took the plunge and downloaded it, even though I’m not usually a big fan of sci-fi. Well I’m glad I did!

The unlikely hero is a humanoid-android cross called Kylem and the way this adolescent character is developed really made me empathise with him. In fact all the characters are believable and “real”, so much so that I completely accepted the reality of an alien race, living aboard a starship the size of a small planet and cheerfully immersed myself in their world.

I’m not going to add any spoilers because I want others to enjoy it as much as I did. So suffice to say it’s a well-crafted story with a diverse cast of characters, a captivating plot and you don’t have to be a sci-fi aficionado to enjoy it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Carolyn Chambers Clark on Nov. 20, 2011 :
In this sci-fi adventure, the imperfect weapon is a kid, a prototype, who looks like a human, but isn't.

What made the story come alive were the great descriptions. My favorite parts are the descriptions of how this prototype tries to understand what's happening to him and around him.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: nerderello on Nov. 20, 2011 :
One for 'young adults' I think.
Readable, with Nazi baby eating alligator aliens, and killer androids. I quite enjoyed the story, although I felt that the rock was an error and the Priest character needed to be fleshed out a bit more. Oh, and the very end wasn't needed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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