Aiben leads an uncertain life as a cybermancer acolyte and part-time starship mechanic. When the Zenzani Protectorate invades his homeworld, he learns that the molecule-sized machines augmenting his body and mind have a centuries-old plan for him. He must find an ancient weapon and a long-forgotten people that will bring his past crashing into his future and seal his destiny forever. More
Left behind by his childhood friend, Aiben ekes out his existence as a cybermancer acolyte and part-time starship mechanic on a backwater world. He leads an uncertain life, until one day, the Zenzani Protectorate invades his home and destroys everything he has ever known. Aiben soon learns that the molecule-sized machines, which augment his body and mind, have a centuries-old plan for him involving nanotechnology, genetic manipulation, and hyperspatial thought. Now, along with his companions, an old soldier and a sentient mechanoid, he takes his journey to a world of fabricated prophecies. There he navigates the treacheries of war and espionage to find an ancient weapon and a long-forgotten people that will bring his past crashing into his future and seal his destiny forever.
on July 11, 2015 :
FAIL at 10 percent. I give a book to the 10 percent mark to show me its worth the time to read it. This book didn't even come close. First, amature writers of sci-fi seem compelled to use random letters and use it as a name, bad idea. It adds nothing to the story and makes relating to the character all but impossible. The same for being telepathic. It has a name, no reason to dream up a bad mixture of nonsense letters just to,again make the story a pain to read.
Her is my tip to this author, I do NOT want to work to read your story, I read for enjoyment and RELAXING.
Finally, I can not imagine anyone giving this two stars much less five, unless it's friends, family or the author with multiple accounts.
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on June 24, 2015 :
This is a quick well written action packed space opera.. Based on name and plot I suspected something in the style of Neal Stephenson (you know Diamond Age due to nanomechs).. Well, there is some Stephenson in it, nanotechnology and loads of extremely unlikely ;-) action scenes that lead to the unexpected but optimal results..
[Spoiler Alert!] But there is also Herbert and Gibson (and I'd say more of those than Stephenson), a sped up Dune (with plots within plots within plots, seeded "fabricated" mythology that is expolited by the Chosen One) on Neuromancer (AI personages and cybermancers hacking through hypernet) steroids ;-)), an eclectic feast in the best sense of the word (for the record, I do like eclectic, it is a sign that the author got inspired by the best and, moreover, in 21st century, what is not eclectic, most likely pretends to be original yet hardly can be so as part of some 3000 years of recorded written tradition).
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on April 5, 2013 :
Not bad,David. Not bad! I could get use to this.