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Rome's Revolution [Kindle Edition]

Michael Brachman , Bruce Brachman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Imagine waking up 14 centuries from now, only to discover that everything you know about the universe is wrong and you are nothing but a despised relic from the long-dead past.

Rome’s Revolution is an interstellar saga about a man from the 21st century and a woman from the 35th century who fight forces from the incomprehensibly large to the infinitesimally small, all intent on destroying mankind. Cinematic in scope, Rome’s Revolution offers romance, comedy, heart-pounding thrills, suspense, “legal” time travel, and meticulously researched hard science. It is a love story and a culture clash that celebrates the triumph of the individual over a mass-mind that thinks it is infallible. Rome’s Revolution has it all: robots, aliens, computers, genetic manipulation, spaceships that travel faster than light and some that travel a lot slower.

Rome’s Revolution chronicles the adventures of Rei Bierak, a twenty-something male from the very near future. Rei, along with 542 other humans, is frozen and launched in the Ark II toward the stars with the hope of establishing a colony on a habitable world in the Tau Ceti system. During Rei’s long trip, modern civilization has collapsed, and society has reformed into a decidedly different model. The 24-chromosome mind-connected humans of the future called the Vuduri are efficient, indifferent, and emotionally deficient. The Vuduri have conquered faster-than-light travel and have established an outpost in the Pi3 Orionis system (aka Tabit) to study why certain stars are disappearing. Awakening 1388 years in the future, Rei meets Rome, a beautiful half-breed Vuduri woman, who is eventually ostracized for consorting with him. Rei and Rome are joined by OMCOM, a super-computer with delusions of omnipotence. Together, they fend off a hostile society, saboteurs, and technology indistinguishable from magic. The fate of humanity, perhaps even life itself, hangs in the balance.

If you are looking for some science in your science fiction, this book is for you. (One other note: this story is true, it just hasn’t happened yet.)


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"Rome's Revolution and The Ark Lords are delightful sci-fi romps and space opera books for readers who are interested in entertaining science fiction and want to be hooked by a good story." - Risingshadow.net

About the Author

Michael Brachman has a Ph.D. in Sensory Science with a minor in Computer Science. Rome's Revolution is his first science fiction series, depicting the enduring love between a man from the 21st century and a woman from the 35th century. Between the two of them, they fend off various threats to mankind. The science behind the science fiction is meticulously researched. It is so realistic, you will believe that these stories are true, they just haven't happened yet. There are now three books in the Rome's Revolution Series. Rome's Revolution - the origin The Ark Lords - the fast-paced sequel Rome's Evolution - the riveting conclusion

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  • Print Length: 505 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984895337
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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and harmless fun for sci-fi readers December 21, 2012
Format:Paperback
Because Rome's Revolution and The Ark Lords are both part of the Rome's Revolution series, I'll write a joint review about them.

I have to confess that I'm bit hard to please when it comes to science fiction, because I tend to read only "good stuff" (a.k.a. quality science fiction) and entertaining science fiction, but I'm always willing to try new books, because there are lots of good books out there. Because Michael Brachman's books seemed to be entertaining books, I was eager to get my hands on them.

I was positively surprised by Michael Brachman's Rome's Revolution and The Ark Lords, because the author has interesting ideas and he writes about the characters and happenings in an entertaining way. There were a couple of rough spots (I'll write more about them later), but I enjoyed the story. In my opinion both books are good and enjoyable entertainment for adult readers.

I think it's good to explain certain terms before I write more about Rome's Revolution and The Ark Lords, so here's information about the terms:

- The Vuduri are humans of the future. They have 24 chromosomes and they're mind-connected to the Overmind.

- The Essessoni are humans from the 21st century. The Vuduri hold the Essessoni responsible for the near extinction of the human race.

- The Erklirte or The Ark Lords were ruthless and cruel people who reintroduced slavery and tried to rule the Earth.

- The mandasurte are people who are mind-deaf to the Vuduri and can't connect to the Overmind.

- The Overmind is the collective consciousness of the Vuduri.

And here's a bit of information about the main characters:

- Rei Bierak is an engineer who was one of the frozen passengers aboard Ark II which was launched from Earth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Amazing story, amazing universe February 16, 2012
By Carta
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This novel is almost three books in one. A page-turner in every sense of the word. I could not put it down even when I needed to. The author has truly created a brave, new universe. My favorite character was MINIMCOM but the heroes, Rei and Rome, showed true growth and resourcefulness when dealing with the escalating crises. The science was crisp, even heavy-duty but did not get in the way of the plot. I would love to see this made into a movie but it would really be three movies. I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for any science fiction fan January 4, 2013
Format:Paperback
Rome's Revolution is an exciting, smart, and entertaining story. You will love to see the how the characters grow together and become captivated by their world. A hard book to put down and a must read for any science fiction fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never a dull or slow moment January 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A great science fiction book, which holds the reader's attention with both the science and the emotional intrigue of a romantic, unique relationship. The author creates a very imaginative and creative universe and society of peoples, as the backdrop of intrigue.
I especially loved experiencing the bio psychosocial, maturational development of the main characters. I loved the computers, which had character, but still remained computers. One of the real treasures of the book was "the baby". I fell in love with the baby and his relationship with his mother. The book was definitely mutltifaceted on so many different levels. There was never a dull or slow moment. I heartily recommend this book as a very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good yarn December 16, 2012
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Both my wife and I read this and we both really enjoyed the story - a very fun read. Lots of twists and turns, good science and enjoyable characters. Excellent read and we look forward to more from this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Ringworld Engineers meets Star Wars June 22, 2014
By GenePoz
Format:Paperback
As a human being, Rei Bierak is not the sharpest tool in the shed. People, especially women, and their motivations seem a mystery to him. But he is one damned fine engineer. In fact, he is sort of an archetype of engineers: when it comes to making things work, he is endlessly resourceful and innovative, but with people, he’s totally winging it from moment to moment. Having said that, it makes perfect sense that sharing some futuristically intimate high tech device with a woman would lead him to fall madly in love with her just a few minutes into their first “date.” Add to that the fact that he met this woman 1400 years in his future and you’ve got the makings of a pretty cool sci-fi adventure.

Rei (short for Reinard) and the rest of a planet-colonization crew were supposed to be in suspended animation for 120 years, but, due to a collision with an unknown object, he has been awakened 1400 years later by the Vuduri, who you can think of as mankind 2.0, people with enhanced genetic structure, telepathy, and an ever-present connection to a collective intelligence called “the Overmind.”

Culture shock ensues.

Fortunately for Rei, the Vuduri assign an official liaison to him, a woman named Rome. She is an outlier among the Vuduri; their interdependence with the Overmind has left them without much in the way of ego—they tend to see their interests and accomplishments only in terms of the collective, but Rome has inherited a sort of family tradition of taking a break from the Overmind now and then. This is what leads to Rei and Rome’s literal, if electronic, tête-a- tête and... love.
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Michael Brachman has a Ph.D. in Sensory Science with a minor in Computer Science. Rome's Revolution is his first science fiction series, depicting the enduring love between a man from the 21st century and a woman from the 35th century. Between the two of them, they fend off various threats to mankind. The science behind the science fiction is meticulously researched. It is so realistic, you will believe that these stories are true, they just haven't happened yet.

The first book is called Rome's Revolution
The sequel is called The Ark Lords
The third book in the series is entitled Rome's Evolution

All three are available from Amazon in paperback and for the Kindle

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