- File Size: 1621 KB
- Print Length: 157 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wyrding Ways Press (June 13, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 13, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ZO50OM0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#1,157,149 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #543 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Science Fiction & Dystopian
- #1760 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Girls & Women
- #2271 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
What Lies Behind (Singularity Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Step into the artificial skin of Cassie, an automaton, and see what it's like to feel human but not be. Be abused for things you have no control over. And have your rights and free will eradicated with the flip of a switch.
A riveting tale that—as with all great science fiction—gives us more to think about than just the storyline.
The characters are well-developed and multi-dimensional. You will fall in love with them and their creator.
I am so happy that Travis sent me this book and that I decided to blow off work for a day to read it! ; )
This fantastic tale is a story about Cass, a machine, a robot, a servant to humans and their causes. This is political, horrific and romantic. I laughed, I cried….it was better than CATS. Seriously though, this book is short yet packed and complete. Nothing is missing, you will love the journey and the end is satisfying. Underlying all the great Tech/sci-fi stuff is a great little love story, not too sappy , but enough to make the romantic in you happy. Not too techie either, but again, enough to make the sci-fi lover smile. It has realistic qualities, at least for those of us that believe that computers will someday be in the brains of all humans and that robots can be lovers, teachers, friends and family.
My only wish is that they make a movie of this…possibly a TV series…yeah, a TV series could really work. I would love love love to see Cass and Brandon come alive and take on some bad androids and robot abusers. So my final thought is for you Mr. Travis Simmons….keep writing, you brought joy to this lady!
PS: Travis, my boss doesn’t know that I didn’t do anything at work yesterday, so I got away with it. Anything else you would like to send, I would be honored to read and review.
The introduction to this book has a caveat of sorts by Simmons saying that he had do some research in the romance department. Researched or not, the romance in the book works. The main character is, after all, a robot who is only recently developing feelings that non-humans wouldn't normally have. And given that the romance in question is frowned upon in the world Simmons has created brings it to another, deeper level.
As with other books Simmons has written, What Lies Behind also casts a mirror to some of the social problems in our real world that plague society. That's one of the great jobs fiction has -- shedding light on a current social or political climate. Simmons does it seamlessly without breaking from the story or shoving viewpoints down the reader's throat.
Do you like romance that's real, not cookie-cutter? Do you like strong character arcs? Do you like intrigue? Do you like fiction that makes you think? Try this book. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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I really enjoyed reading What Lies Behind. I liked the mix of sci-fi and romance. The characters and short were great.Read more