CAN LOVE BE DIGITISED?
What if you discover that your brand new, shiny robot is self-aware, as Lucy Walker does with ‘Robbie?’
It is 2162. Brian Webster, the self-absorbed, unstable leader of Harrowgate & Webster Robotics, develops the most adaptive and responsive robot of all time, thanks to a revolutionary quantum computer processing ‘brain’ and groundbreaking Gen5 software. However, he installs the ‘Governor,’ overseeing software that monitors the robots behaviour adding a second layer of safety routines. With the ability to force compliance, the Governor essentially denies the robots their freedom.
Brian Webster ruthlessly exploits robots, colleagues, and even his own son, in his obsession to crush his powerful rival, Enorpa Robotics.
Lucy, and other concerned owners, demand that their robots be free of the Governor, defiantly pursuing a collision course with Webster’s ambitions of empire, unwittingly risking collapse of the entire industry with incalculable outcomes.
Robbie’s confused start-up precipitates an emotional journey of self-discovery, survival and enlightenment in an increasingly unpredictable and dangerous world. His only desire is to serve Lucy.
Ultimately, his is a surprisingly ‘human’ story, in which his emotional struggle to understand ‘freedom’ terminates at an unexpected and shocking conclusion.
N.B. This is a revised work, originally published as “Robots Like Red.”
With over 100,000 copies sold, the ARISEN series is said by readers to be: “a non stop thrill ride” … “unputdownable” … “the most original and well-written zombie novels I have ever read” … “riveting as hell – I cannot recommend this series enough” … “Knock Down Drag Out FANTASTIC!!!!!!” … “Wow. Just wow.” … “the action starts hot and heavy and does NOT let up” … “astonishingly well-researched and highly plausible” … “non-stop speed rush! All action, all the time” … “left me with my mouth hanging open” … “May be the best in its genre.”BOOK ONE – FORTRESS BRITAINWhen the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living – with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators – supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us – are humanity’s last best hope for survival…BOOK TWO – MOGADISHU OF THE DEADAlpha team is tasked with one last desperate operation: they must cross the Atlantic aboard the world’s only remaining supercarrier and insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, all in search of a rumored vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink. But their op goes dangerously wrong from the start, with the team scattered to hell and back, and their target site a dry hole. Now they must fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys, in search of an underground bunker that might hold the Last Man on Earth. But these undead will not be like any Zulus they have ever fought before – and they surround the new target in a writhing ring of death 30 feet high on all sides…BOOK THREE – THREE PARTS DEADAlpha team, the world’s best and last surviving Tier-1 operators, are adrift on Lake Michigan – and fast drifting into what looks like a damned hostile shoreline. Deep in the National Forest nearby, a former police officer and survivalist battles to keep her family alive – and tries to decide whether the commandos of Alpha are more dangerous to her alive or dead. Meanwhile, the John F. Kennedy, the world’s last floating supercarrier, is run aground off the coast of Virginia – and facing a veritable hurricane of the dead, blowing in fast. Finally, back in Fortress Britain, the terrible outbreak from the Channel Tunnel turns out not to have been so contained after all – and a death grip is beginning to close on London, and shaping up into humanity’s very last stand…The battle for humanity starts here – in the first three volumes of the most explosive and thrilling ZA series on Earth.
After narrowly escaping from the undead hordes in Tucson with the president’s daughter and her small band of survivors, Secret Service Agent Carlie Simmons is finally headed to safety in New Mexico. As new information emerges on the global pandemic, she and her team of operators have to leave their secure military facility to track down the origins of the virus before more people die. Crossing the country and international waters while plagued by the growing menace of flesh-eating zombies, Carlie finds herself in a race against time on a mission that exposes a secret experiment borne from the Cold War. But the greatest danger may not come from the emerging legions of putrescent creatures as tension within her group threatens to undermine her leadership.
In Too Deep is the nailbiting sequel to Until Morning Comes and picks up immediately after the first novel. Approximately 50K words.
About the Author: JT Sawyer is the pen name for the author who makes his living teaching survival courses for the military special operations community, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FAA, and other federal agencies throughout the US. He has over 25 years of experience testing long-term survival skills in the desert, mountains, and forest. JT also served as a consultant for the film Into the Wild. For more information, visit jtsawyer.com.
She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.
Eighteen-year-old Sloane is a deadly fighter, but she is about to meet her match, and he’s not exactly human…Sloane thought she could solve any problem with a blade–that is until she is kidnapped and taken through a shimmering rift to a strange world covered in snow. The frozen land she finds herself in is protected by a mysterious race of warriors and haunted by evil, ancient creatures that lurk in the shadows.Her first instinct is to fight for her freedom, but her skills with a sword are useless in helping her escape from the cold and distant prince who holds her prisoner. Her only hope is to gain his trust. The problem is, he’s just as stubborn as she is and refuses to let her go.Will she succeed in escaping or will she find a reason to stay?Scroll up and click the buy now button to find out… *Book previously titled ‘In Ice We Burn’