The Secret Lab

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What would you do if you could talk with an intelligent cat? Meet Mr. Paws, a mathematically inclined tabby cat who can help you with your calculus homework. He and his new friend, Shashi Garcia, are two main characters in this whimsical sci-fi thriller. Together, along with Shashi’s friends, they solve the mystery of The Secret Lab. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781927114018
About Steven M. Moore

If you’re reading this, thank you for finding me. Not many people do. Maybe it’s because my name is too common—I thought once about using a nom de plume, but didn’t. Maybe it’s because I don’t get many reviews (you could change that a wee bit). I know you have many books and authors to choose from, so I’m honored and humbled that you are considering or have read one of mine.
You’re here on Smashwords because you love to read. Me too. OK, maybe you’re here to give someone an entertaining book—that’s fine too. I love to tell stories, so either way, you’ll be purchasing some exciting fiction, each book unique and full of action, characters, scenes, and themes. Some are national, others international, and some are mixed; some are in the mystery/suspense/thriller category, others sci-fi, and some are mixed-genre.
I started telling stories at an early age, making my own comic books and writing my first novel the summer I turned thirteen—little of that remains (did I hear a sigh of relief?). I collected what-ifs and story ideas for years while living in Colombia and different parts of the U.S. (I was born in California and eventually settled on the East Coast after that sojourn in South America), and seeing a bit of the world at scientific events and conferences, always mindful of what should be important to every fiction writer—the human condition. Fiction can’t come alive—even sci-fi—without people (they might be ETs in the case of sci-fi, of course).
I started writing in earnest about fifteen years ago—short stories, novellas, and novels—we’d become empty-nesters and I was still in my old day-job. I published my first three novels during that time. Now I’m a full-time writer. My wife and I moved from Boston to the NYC area a while back, so both cities can be found in some of the crime novels.
You can find more information about me at my website: http://stevenmmoore.com. I’m also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorStevenMMoore; plua Google+ and Goodreads. My website has also has a list of all my books as well as PDFs (short story collections and novellas) free for the asking,
My mantra has always been the following: If I can entertain one reader with each story, that story is a success. But maybe I can do better than that. After all, you found me!
In libris libertas!

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Review by: Alfaniel Aldavan on Sep. 10, 2013 :
I will disclose this: I picked up The Secret Lab because of Mr. Paws, the intelligent cat. Yes, I could not resist the temptation to read the adventure of a sentient, mathematics inclined cat, told by Steven M. Moore. It exceeded my expectations.

Mr. Paws is the result of a genetics experiment aboard a facility orbiting Earth in 2147. The cat and his newly found friends, a group of four smart teenagers, find themselves in an intrigue with corporate agendas, young curiosity, dangerous and ethically problematic research, relationships and their difficulties when coming of age. The complexity is enthralling, but the author also makes it easy to follow, using a light, natural style to tell us their story.

This is what Mr. Moore does at his best. Tell us a story, a cozy story, a story that makes me smile and enjoy comfortably the cat-like analysis on those humans, as it unfolds. Along with their obvious, though understandable, limitations.

At its core a young adult fantasy, the story takes place in a science fiction context, extrapolated from the physics and genetics of our time. The artificial intelligence dubbed "the AI" is very advanced, but you still know it's a programmed entity, bound to its programming. The formation of mathematician and physicist of the writer shows in his brilliant and understandable description of the life in a space station.

All in one, the book is a very enjoyable read, appealing to all ages.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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