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Prosthetic Gods [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Horne
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A trillion dollar warbot, the ultimate in congressional pork, lies gutted in the desert. Guilty as hell, Sergeant Jackie Woolcombe runs for her life.

Nowhere left to turn, she is offered a desperate deal. Her former boss made enemies, sometimes literally, and he wasn't always scrupulous about the ingredients. They want him dead, and she is just the woman to make it happen.

An ordinary woman should not survive the nanoswarms, invisible assassin bots and inevitable betrayals facing Jackie. But then, an ordinary woman
would never have survived getting into this much trouble in the first place.

Product Details

  • File Size: 599 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pallas Athene Publishing (March 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,790,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good October 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Why surprising? Because it's self published. The story is entertaining, and very much par for the genre (military/cyberpunk). Development feels a little thin, much of it is comfortably predictable, but there are several interesting details, even it doesn't really break any new philosophical ground for a fan of the genre. There's nothing *wrong* with it, as much as it seems that it could be so much more. It's clear that the author is thinking and thoughtful.

Normally, I wouldn't write this sort of damning with faint praise review, but here's the thing: Since reading this book, I've [tried to] read other Amazon self published sci fi by other authors, and I've discovered that there is a lot of crap out there, with 4 stars and better, that is literally unreadable because the dialogue is so stilted or the characterization so flat - and that doesn't even get into copy-editing issues. I should probably go give *those* books 1 star reviews, but then I'd feel like a jerk.

So here's the deal. Prosthetic Gods doesn't do anything that isn't genre, and it doesn't soar to literary, but overall, it's well written, and good enough to scrap with (and in some cases dominate) books that have a named publisher. If you've already read and reread your first tier stuff (and you have), you won't be disappointed if you pick this one up to scratch your cyberpunk itch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leaves you wanting more.... August 6, 2013
By Jenver
Format:Kindle Edition
I haven't read much Sci-Fi so I have to begin by saying that it may have taken me longer than the regular sci-fi reader to get a sense of the characters and setting of the story. That having been said, when the protagonists arrive at the circus, with characters and situations reminiscent of "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn, I was hooked! As characters Jackie and Steve struggle with inner demons and personal agendas, their mission is fraught with problems created by climate change, terrorism, and political corruption. If you like non-stop action and interesting, unpredictable characters I would highly recommend Prosthetic Gods!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Extreme view of the future July 18, 2013
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This is a very creative imagining of the future. In this future, people and computers are highly integrated and bots do most of the dirty work. The plot centers around an assassination committed by 2 people which then keeps them on the run for the rest of the book.

I find this book very hard to describe even though I liked it a lot. If you like sci-fi, you will enjoy this. The main characters are well developed and easy to like. It has a very distinctive "Mad Max" kind of feel to it.

The only downside is that it is often hard to tell what is real and what is virtual. I'm not sure if the author did that on purpose or not. Also, the world he's describing is so different from ours that a little more explanation of some things would be in order. That is something I almost never say about a book.

As difficult as this book may be to describe, it is a very good piece of storytelling and well written. It kept me engaged and curious.

The author gave me a copy for review through librarything giveaways. Thanks for the chance to read it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed sci-fi July 13, 2013
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Tons of action in this sci-fi thriller. Loved the look at a future America with the spectres of 9/11 and Katrina hovering in the background. A surprise around every corner. Check it out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, makes you want more! June 2, 2013
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Well thought out world and compelling characters. I would love to see a movie based on this story. Great first novel! Can't wait for more!
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