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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480224987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480224988
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,488,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A world traveler, Jeremy grew up in Europe and the Middle East and has traveled extensively to (and gained inspiration from) other areas including Kenya, Nepal, India, and Korea. Jeremy Dooley is the owner of insigne, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based typeface design company that prides itself on its diverse typeface library. "I've always had a desire to create, and I've always wanted to tell stories. I'm excited to have the opportunity not just to contribute to books, as in my primary occupation as a typeface designer, but now, to create my own story."

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A world traveler, Jeremy grew up in Europe and the Middle East and has traveled extensively to (and gained inspiration from) other areas including Kenya, Nepal, India, and Korea. Jeremy Dooley is the owner of insigne, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based typeface design company that prides itself on its diverse typeface library.

"I've always been a creative person, and I've always wanted to tell stories. I'm excited to have the opportunity not just to contribute to books, as in my primary occupation as a typeface designer, but now, to create my own story."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Faith Pinkerton on November 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
The author is very detailed in descriptions of the surroundings and settings of the main character. I felt like I could see the surroundings and place myself there. There is scifi action and futuristic creativity with his view of the future. The book also gives you a look into one mans view of the possible future of our current times. It has an interesting ending leaving the reader wanting to know more. Would very much like to see a sequal and even a movie to see how the author and my imagination differ and compare to his descriptions. Very good book and would definitely recommend it.
-Joe
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William J. Hoyt on November 25, 2012
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In Ergo the Drone, Jeremy Dooley has written an engaging and insightful story about one possible future of mankind. Combining elements of The Last Starfighter, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Atlas Shrugged, and weaving in scenes reminiscent of Die Hard and even Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dooley narrates a very enjoyable tale, which, while holding the reader fast through 300 pages, ultimately fails to to satisfy. Exactly how will be explored below.

The near future imagined in Ergo the Drone is a dark future but perhaps not at all an unlikely one, as Dooley has done well what few of the best sci-fi writers even attempt: he has a told a story in which the people act like people really act and have always acted. Neither education nor intellect nor environment is protection against the innate corruption of the human soul: in fact, each of those presents a particular temptation to its wielder. Dooley has captured this dichotomy perfectly: competition brings out the best in humanity, winning often brings out the worst. Excellence in performance is to be aspired to and even rewarded, even while it lays the performer open to danger. As CS Lewis noted, you don't make demons from cows, but from angels.

While being explicitly free-market (and implicitly Christian) in orientation, Dooley's tale recognizes that it is human nature first to make a god out of the market, then to try to improve that god's performance by making choices for others. "Ye shall be as gods" is a siren-song that few can resist, especially when their mastery and control of technology makes them the functional equivalent of most of what humanity naturally worships.

I do have a few nitpicks, however.
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By dkw on June 6, 2013
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I found this book easy to pick up. It was engaging and always left me wanting to read more. The plot develops quickly and the ending was satisfying.
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