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The creator of a proscribed network of rogue Als and androids has been destroyed, his multiple copies deleted. Except for one. Alpha: a female android who seems to possess a conscience - so much so that her execution is delayed. Big mistake. Now, on the run, and with her former captor as hostage, Alpha moves to activate a long dormant master-plan - a plan that may well include the end of humanity and the violent transformation of the world as we know it! -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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Catherine Asaro has an M.A. in physics, and a Ph.D. in chemical physics, both from Harvard. She has done research at the University of Toronto, The Max Planck Institute, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and now teaches at the Caryl Maxwell Classical Ballet. She has written fourteen novels in the popular Skolian Saga, the latest being Schism (Tor, 2004) as well as two near-future technothrillers, The Veiled Web and The Phoenix Code. She currently runs Molecudyne Research and lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.


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4.0 von 5 Sternen Asaro is Astronomic 9. Juni 2015
Von Richard G. Merrill - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
Catherine is the most heartfelt SF author that ever existed amongst Earth's creatures. She has a phenomenal imagination, integrated with science knowledge technically tethered to a human heart. Her literature clearly exposes excellent impregnation of physics into her imagination, how advanced technology would affect a human. Many SF authors intentionally minimize or omit human emotion, with their primary intent to convey prediction of scientific evolution, with much of their work awe-inspiring and truly deserves their award and credit. Nonetheless, Asaro's perception of a universe is unique and gratifying. It actually changed the way I think about our existence.
2.0 von 5 Sternen I loved all of the Skolian series 4. Dezember 2015
Von julie - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
I loved all of the Skolian series. Nothing too cerebral, but good plots and fun reads. This author has a great, effortless writing style, and dialog is very well done and natural. This book and it's sequel, however, failed on all other levels to measure up to the author's previous work. The characters weren't believable, the plot was full of holes, it was almost as if these books were dashed off over a long weekend. Very disappointing if you've enjoyed previous works.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Three Stars 19. Dezember 2014
Von Joseph B. Ennis - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
I do not know, I do not think that I bought this book.
3.0 von 5 Sternen Alpha is a robot 28. November 2016
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This story is in the near future. Computer intelligence has grown to the point of awareness, beyond just artificial. Alpha is a robot or andriod or forma, as it is referred to in this story. In this story there are the philosophical and legal issues of artificial intelligence, & evolved intelligence (the computers that have developed into self-awareness) is introduced. There is also the notion of people's selves being moved from their bodies to machines, to other bodies. At least the notions are being presented here.
Alpha is being held captive by a branch of the military to be studied, but they are not getting very far. The only person who she (it?) will talk with is Lieutenant General Thomas Wharington, the Air Force officer who she kidnapped in an attempt to regain possession of an android, Turner Pascal. Mr. Pascal was killed in an auto accident, by his intelligence was moved from his body, and moved again, into an android body, so now he is both dead and alive. Mr. Pascal and Alpha were products of Charon, a naughty person who wants to rule the world, or something like that.
The story line was to take Lieutenant General Thomas Wharington to someplace and kill him.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen I really wanted to like this one, but it's not nearly as good as "Sunrise Alley" 17. November 2009
Von Ms. B - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Plot Summary: This follow up to the sci-fi romantic thriller "Sunrise Alley" focuses on sexy enemy android Alpha and Lt. General Thomas Wharington, director of a government spook squad. Alpha is convinced that her boss, Charon, is still alive, and to that end, she's still trying to capture Thomas per her last order. Thomas finds himself protecting Alpha from his higher-ups who want to strip her down like an old car for the information they can scavenge from her neural mesh. When Alpha kidnaps Thomas he must break her programming, but how can he reason with an android who has no concept of free will?

Sunrise Alley is a terrific man-hunt thriller loaded with tons of sci-fi, so I was eager to read the follow up novel, Alpha. Although Alpha is okay, it's not in the same class as its predecessor, so I'm left feeling a bit bummed right now. The story didn't flow with edge-of-my-seat action. Instead, it felt kind of bumpy and uneven, especially regarding the romantic relationship between Alpha and Thomas. It didn't help that physically they kept alternating between being together and being apart, so they started over from scratch a couple of times. It was kind of weird.

Speaking of strange, I think this is the first May-December romance I've encountered that features such a huge age gap. Thomas is 72 and Alpha looks like a 20 year-old super model. I don't know her android age, but I kept trying to picture my grandfather running around like a stud and it just wasn't happening. I know, I know, Thomas was supposed to look twenty years younger than his age due to medical science, but he was still a geezer in my mind.

That kind of disconnect with the romance alone was enough to keep me from raving here, but then the plot let me down too. It was clunky and predictable, with very little interaction with the Sunrise Alley rogues. That was disappointing, since I kept expecting Thomas and Alpha to make a visit to the android's secret lair. Then I kept hoping that Thomas would have a fatal heart attack and they'd have to copy his brain into an android body resembling Fabio. No such luck.
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