Titans by Edward W. Robertson

Titans

By Edward W. Robertson

  • Release Date: 2013-09-05
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
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Description

Rob Dunbar is the world's best history professor. And with good reason: he's been alive for three thousand years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens.

But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob's vast expertise. Baxter's looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt. In exchange for Rob's help, he'll try to unravel the mystery of Rob's origin.

As they're getting their outfit off the ground, they come under covert attack by HemiCo, a powerful Mars-based corporation. And Rob learns Baxter has a secret of his own--he's not human. He's a highly illegal AI.

Developed by HemiCo in the wilds of Mars, the first AI escaped decades ago. They've been fighting a shadow war against their creators ever since. Dragged to Mars, Rob is thrown into the center of the fight--and becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution that will change the course of human history in the stars.

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NOTE: A previous version of this book was published as The Roar of the Spheres.

Reviews

  • A great read

    5
    By Samski90
    I got this book in a bundle of so-so sci fi, but this was so different & surprisingly intelligent and witty. A mix of ideas about immortality, artificial intelligence, loyalty, love and so on, any one of which would have made a good story. Loved it and will be searching for more books by this author.
  • I liked this...a lot.

    5
    By Lostmonkey
    I never really expect much from the free books list, but I guess I should. Very well written, darkly humorous, with a compelling story that becomes increasingly perilous for characters that you really care about. Deals engagingly with a lot of big SF ideas, including immortality, AI, off-world colonisation but never loses sight of the core human values of friendship, love and honour. I really hope there is a sequel or two to this, and in the meantime will be trawling the back catalogue...

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