Armilus: It was the best of times. It was the End of Times.

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
What if the Armilus, the Anti-Christ, Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl are not just folktales, but digital creatures living in our computers and smartphones with the primal urge of all lifeforms to be fruitful and multiply? What if the price of their service to us is our dreams, our independence, our relevance? What if Bowman's novel isn't just a clever thought experiment?
— Franklin Stone, Eschatologist More
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About Peter 9 Bowman

Peter 9 Bowman is an author previously published under another nom de plume who lives and writes from a six acre mountainside homestead in New Hampshire that he and his wife maintain for the benefit of their chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and ghosts of bunnies dispatched by predators unknown. He has spent a career homesteading on the digital frontier, having founded several technology ventures, and now chops firewood to heat his modest hundred year old farm house. He'd be happy to hear from you at .

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Review by: Rath Dalton on Dec. 26, 2015 :
Peter Bowman’s writing has a warmth that is rare. He uses it to spin a story that is an anthem for any of us who are tired of the world’s constant push for bigger! Better! And faster! Technlogy. The book brings together a group of characters who are manipulated into working for a pro-technology icon. They desperately try to turn the tables on the forward march of this de-humanizing force but the odds are against them. I enjoyed the book and found that the author was often several steps ahead of me.
(review of free book)
Review by: James Jenkins on Nov. 6, 2015 :
End of the world, a small group of preppers fighting the greatest threat the world has ever faced; sure I am in for that.

BUT, then we have one of four primary characters, date a girl 4 times in week, lie to her about everything to do with himself and his family, and propose marriage to her, in front of his family who supporting his lies and are then going to fight the badness. Totally out of character for the family, that had been developing.

Good start then it just got too stupid. If this book was a meal, the author looked in the pan and decided it needed more volume and the only thing left in the cupboard was liquid Drano, so he poured it in.
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Review by: Janice Dziejma on Oct. 23, 2015 :
Wonderful character development. I cared about the characters, rooted for Peter and his family all the while wondering if this could really happen. Many top scientists of today think so. Machines could make humans ..... irrelevant. I'd recommend this book for excellent writing skills, interesting characters, and a believable and plausible plot. No suspension of disbelief necessary.
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Review by: addisonwinthrop on Oct. 9, 2015 :
Wow. Scarier than all the Halloween ghosts and goblins there ever were. Bowman creates believable characters that entertain, have a sense of humor, and illustrate the coming showdown with machines that humanity is bringing on itself. Highly recommended. -- Addison
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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