- File Size: 740 KB
- Print Length: 158 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Mythography Studios; 2 edition (November 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 20, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018B1IS44
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,290,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Nanodaemons: A God Complex Cyberpunk Story Kindle Edition
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Leo works in construction and was recently in a work accident where he pushed a stray dog to safety, which lost him his arm. With medical treatment, he was able to get a second-hand arm and get back to work within a week. But this new-to-him arm appears to be a problem when Leo appears to have murdered the kind-hearted mayor. As the nanodaemons try to figure out the mystery behind why Leo would have committed murder, they find that Leo is being framed and work to reveal the truth.
An interesting premise in a not too distant future with a moderately decent execution, as it was still a bit difficult to read. It wasn't so much that it was filled with tech talk, but I think it was the format of how that text was presented. If it were to have been augmented in a way to more easily delineate for readers traditional narrative versus the nanodaemon exchanges, it might reduce the struggle readers have with it--something as simple as offsetting it and using a different font could have eased it a bit.
Overall, I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
This is an entertaining tale from the point of view of the controlling programs for the cybernetic implants of a young man, known to them as User. Each of these programs controls a specific function, so I guess you could call them the device driver programs.
The story is about a young man with a new replacement of his amputated arm by an old cyber arm, controlled by a hilariously insane nanodaemon. Most of the cyber dialogue is geek level jokes and puns, and it is funny throughout the story.
One neat detail is that when the man lost his arm, a dog, who was sort of a mascot, at the construction site that the man worked at, was hurt in the same accident, and he was also fitted with several cybernetic replacements. In addition, our hero stumbled into a situation, and was framed for murder.
It is fun to watch as the nanodaemons struggle to help the man survive, and to overcome the opposition. It was a little challenge to translate the techno geek speak into something resembling a language with which I am familiar, but then, it is the journey, not the destination, that is the prize in this one.
Only one thing marred this one for me, mostly because I was never sure if it was deliberate or accidental. Several sentences were repeated in the text, as though there was multiple copy and paste errors. I could see this as an editing error, or as a cyber-world commentary. I was not sure which it was.
Regardless, it was funny, and thought provoking, and I highly recommend the book to the more computer oriented of the readership universe. It is worthy of a five star ranking, and the appreciation of Readers everywhere.
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