- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 13 hours and 56 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: August 8, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073HLQDFD
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Infinity Born Audiobook – Unabridged
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Its obvious that Richard's spends a lot of effort in learning about what he writes, so much so that after reading his books I come away feeling I have more knowledge than I started with - and often find myself doing research on my own about what he wrote about. (I admit I became more interested in science when I was young through references in science fiction, so that is really nothing new, except for the fact that most of the other 'contemporary' fiction does not make me do that). Richard's writing has that same affect as my early exposure to Science Fiction - something I had not realized I missed until now.
If your looking for a an engrossing and highly enjoyable book, look no further. This is the first in what I hope to see is a series (Yes, its that good).
The excellent and extensive Amazon Review here describes much of the overall story, and I will only supplement it by briefly describing some other aspects. The book is about a military detective, Cameron Carr, who is tasked by the Secretary of Defense to hunt down an extraordinary genius, Isaac Jordan, who in 2020 has developed a technology for advanced, self-learning, self-aware computers that might achieve consciousness. Jordan's heinous crime is that he demolished an entire high-tech community and its inhabitants with a space weapon and then butchered his own family. One of Jordan's daughters survives and, along with Carr, is pursued by a deadly Russian operative. Stunningly, it turns out, Jordan might not have been the monster he so obviously appeared to have become; and Carr has second thoughts. I'll stop there so as not to be a spoiler. But I will add that there are truly fascinating matters regarding the transference of a human brain's content to a computer and the concomitant issues of individual human consciousness and soul, about which Richards presents some highly thought provoking material.
This book concerns the future of computers. However, considering all the other scientific and technological disciplines and their future evolution covered in other books by the author, which are listed at this Amazon webpage, it is inarguable that Douglas E. Richards is just flat-out brilliant.
Martin P. Fricke, PhD (nuclear physics)
I particularly enjoyed the 'bonus' at the end with the reality check showing where much of this tech is at present.
Highly recommended for people who enjoy fiction depicting a future which could be a reality; with interesting characters and realistic events; and leaving the reader with something to ponder over.
Read it again. If you are a fan of modern technology/reality/science fiction..."this might/could happen...maybe"....you will love...Love...LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
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Mr. Richards, write on!