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Dark Intelligence: Transformation Book One (Transformations trilogy - polity universe)
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One man will transcend death to seek vengeance. One woman will transform herself to gain power. And no one will emerge unscathed…

Thorvald Spear wakes in a hospital to find he’s been brought back from the dead. What’s more, he died in a human vs. alien war that ended a century ago. Spear had been trapped on a world surrounded by hostile Prador forces, but Penny Royal, the AI inside the rescue ship sent to provide backup, turned rogue, annihilating friendly forces in a frenzy of destruction and killing Spear. One hundred years later the AI is still on the loose, and Spear vows for revenge at any cost.

Isobel Satomi ran a successful crime syndicate, but after competitors attacked she needed power and protection. Negotiating with Penny Royal, she got more than she bargained for: Turning part-AI herself gave Isobel frightening power, but the upgrades hid a horrifying secret, and the dark AI triggered a transformation that has been turning her into something far from human…

Spear hires Isobel to track Penny Royal across worlds to its last known whereabouts. But he cheats her in the process and quickly finds himself in her crosshairs. As Isobel continues to evolve into a monstrous predator, it’s clear her rage will eventually win out over reason. Will Spear finish his hunt before he himself becomes the hunted?

Dark Intelligence is the explosive first novel in a brand new trilogy from military SF master Neal Asher and a new chapter in his epic Polity universe.

An Oblique Approach (Belisarius Saga)

An Oblique Approach (Belisarius Saga)
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ALIEN MINDS BATTLE
FOR BYZANTIUM

In northern India the Malwa have created an empire of unexampled evil. Guided or possessed by an intelligence from beyond time, with new weapons, old treachery, and an implacable will to power, the Malwa will sweep over the whole Earth.

Only three things stand between the Malwa and their plan of eternal domination: the empire of Rome in the East, Byzantium; a crystal with vision; and a man named Belisarius, the greatest commander Earth has ever know. . . .

Shadows of Eternity

Shadows of Eternity is legendary author Gregory Benford’s return to interstellar science fiction as a discovery within the SETI library on the moon turns out to be deadly.

Shadows of Eternity is a novel set two centuries from now. Humanity has established a SETI library on the moon to decipher and interpret the many messages from alien societies we have discovered. The most intriguing messages are from complete artificial intelligences.

Ruth, a beginner Librarian, must talk to alien minds—who have aggressive agendas of their own. She opens doors into strangeness beyond imagination—and in her quest for understanding nearly gets killed doing it.

Gregory Benford is one of science fiction’s iconic writers, having been nominated for four Hugo Awards and twelve Nebula Awards. Shadows of Eternity marks Gregory Benford’s return to the sweeping galactic science fiction that readers have been waiting for.

“A fascinating plunge into a new world. I loved the idea of the SETI Library on the moon. Chasing wormholes is also a wild ride!” —Jack McDevitt, bestselling author of Octavia Gone

Strength of Stones

Strength of Stones
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Artificially intelligent cities rise up against humanity in this “excellent novel. It came on me as a surprise, and it knocked me out!” (Harlan Ellison).

In a theocratic world far into the future, cities control their own movements and organization. Constantly moving, growing and decaying, taking care of every need their inhabitants might think of, the cities have decided that humans are no longer a necessary part of their architecture, casting them out to wander in the wilderness and eke out a meager subsistence.

To the exiled humans, the cities represent a paradisiacal Eden, a reminder of all they cannot attain due to their sinful and unworthy natures. But things are beginning to change. People are no longer willing to allow the cities to keep them out, choosing instead to force an entry and plunder at will.

The cities are starting to crumble and die because they have no purpose or reason to continue living without citizens. One woman, called mad by some and wise by others, is the only human allowed to inhabit a city. From her lonely and precarious position at the heart of one of the greatest cities ever, she must decide the fate of the relationship between human society and the ancient strongholds of knowledge, while making one last desperate attempt to save the living cities.

Frank Herbert The Pandora Sequence

Frank Herbert The Pandora Sequence
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another one of this serie not linked correctly by amazon :

first novel : Destination: Void

A stranded starship’s crew races against time to create an artificial consciousness in this epic by the New York Times–bestselling author of Dune.

The starship Earthling, filled with thousands of hybernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship’s three Organic Mental Cores—disembodied human brains that control the vessel’s functions—go insane. An emergency skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: to create an artificial consciousness in the Earthling’s primary computer, which could guide them to their destination . . . or could destroy the human race.

This classic novel by Nebula Award winner Frank Herbert begins the epic Pandora Sequence (written with Bill Ransom), which also includes The Jesus IncidentThe Lazarus Effect, and The Ascension Factor.

and the 3 sequel in one book :

The Jesus Incident opens as Ship, an artificial intelligence with godlike powers delivers the last survivors of humanity to a horrific, poisonous planet, Pandora—rife with deadly Nerve-Runners, Hooded Dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. Chaplain and psychiatrist Raja Lon Flattery is brought back out of hybernation to witness Ship’s machinations as well as the schemes of human scientists manipulating the genetic structure of humanity.

The Lazarus Effect takes place centuries later. The descendants of humanity, split into Mermen and Islanders, must reunite . . . because Pandora’s original owner is returning to life . . .

The series concludes with The Ascension Factor. Pandora is now in the grip of the clone known as Director. The resistance’s main hope is Crista Galli, believed by some to be the child of God, and the fight for Pandora spreads ever wider.

Intrusion Protocol (Autonomous Weapons Division Book 1)

Intrusion Protocol (Autonomous Weapons Division Book 1)
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A soldier with a grudge. An illegal AI with no limits. Can they confront their darkest fears to defeat an alien nemesis that threatens humanity’s fragile existence?

Technical Specialist Kerry Sevvers is the best the Division has to offer. Haunted by the loss of his mother, he commands drone swarms with only his thoughts thanks to an experimental neural implant and a cluster of lethal AI.

Among those AI, one stands apart—a creation whose very existence defies Division rules. Codenamed Six, it represents the pinnacle of Sev’s defiance and ingenuity. With no mandatory safeguards, Six is as brilliant as it is dangerous, making it his most powerful and unpredictable ally in their fight for survival.

A high-risk mission to rescue a deep cover Colonial Intelligence operative puts their skills to the test. When the op runs afoul of a long-dormant threat, it falls to Sev, his AI, and a fireteam of Marines to confront an enemy that threatens to unravel the very fabric of the Three Colonies.

Failure means the extinction of humanity itself. They must overcome rogue AI, hostile aliens, and their own divisions to defeat the resurgent evil beyond the colonial frontier.

Readers who enjoyed the exploits of AI drones in Daniel Suarez’s Kill Decision and the claustrophobic corridors of James S.A. Corey’s Leviathan Wakes will be riveted by the combination of the two presented here. The constant dread as ancient evil stirs will make it impossible to put down.

Coders, Marines, and Intel operatives report for duty! Battle relentless aliens, corrupted machine minds, and humanity’s dark past by downloading this heart-pounding military sci-fi thriller today!

Second Chance Angel

After a devastating galactic war, disgraced veteran Ralston Muck ekes out a living as a bouncer at Last Stop Station’s premier nightclub, A Curtain of Stars. Night after night he listens to the club’s star performer, Siren, sing her memories and ease some of his aching loss. But when Siren goes missing, Muck finds himself drawn into a world of dirty cops, drug lords, and conspiracies that trace back to the war itself.

The only person he can trust isn’t even human. Angel, Siren’s personal AI, was ripped from the singer’s mind the night Siren disappeared. With no idea what has happened to her human host, and pursued by a killer virus, Angel flees to Muck for answers.

Together they struggle to comprehend the conspiracy that entangles both their lives. Can Muck and the angel on his shoulder recover Siren before it’s too late? Or will he lose everything that matters to him one more time?

In Fury Born

In Fury Born
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Unleash the Fury!

Zhikotse. Shallingsport. Louvain. Sacred fields of battle on far-flung worlds where warriors of the Imperial Cadre spent blood and lives defending human civilization. Alicia DeVries was there; she led the charge. Her reward Betrayal by a deceitful empire. Retirement to obscurity.

Now Alicia is the only survivor of a brutal attack on her frontier-world family. Not since the mighty Achilles has the ancient spirit of the Fury Tisiphone taken up residence inside a human being. But not since Achilles has a warrior so skilled, so implacable, and possessing so much battle sense sprung up among the mass of humankind. Hero of the Empire. Holder of the Banner of Terra.

There is a blood price to be paid. The Fury has awakened.

An elite warrior in a line stretching to the U.S. Marines of old Earth is born and comes into her power in a mega-novel of heroism and adventure by multiple New York Times best-seller David Weber, creator of the Honor Harrington saga!

State of Chaos: a Cade Rearden Thriller

State of Chaos: a Cade Rearden Thriller
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Over twenty years ago SETI closed most of the large radio telescope earth stations. One of them is not as abandoned as it seems, and it just received an alien message from 95,000 light years away.

The alien message arrives with breathtaking possibilities. And with it a life-and-death struggle for the future of humanity. Technology intertwines with terrorism and sabotage in a race against the clock.

Now Ex-Special Forces Captain Cade Rearden must get past his own trauma and become the warrior needed to defeat an unseen enemy intent on destroying the human race. Pulling together a crack military team, Rearden must take down a rogue AI intent on launching a chain of deadly attacks on American soil. And the key to staying one step ahead of the enemy could lie in understanding and protecting the incredible alien message.

State of Chaos is the first book in the riveting Cade Rearden science fiction thriller series. If you like near-future technology, complex heroes, and high-octane action, then you’ll love JK Franks’ explosive adventure. Buy State of Chaos to join the fight against an AI Apocalypse today!

The Chronicles of Old Guy (Volume 1) (An Old Guy/Cybertank Adventure)

The Chronicles of Old Guy (Volume 1) (An Old Guy/Cybertank Adventure)
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This is not your father’s Cybertank!

In the distant future mankind creates sentient cybertanks patterned on the human brain to help fight their alien enemies. Then, inexplicably, the humans vanished. They just went away. All that is left of the human empire are the cybertanks who, in their own way, keep the human civilization alive. With an intelligence based on the human psyche, the cybertanks continue to defend human space, but also perform scientific research, create art, form committees and ponder the universe.

These are the stories of one of the first cybertanks, known to his friends as “Old Guy.” He has outlived most of his peers, and has had a wealth of experiences over his long life, but he is starting to slowly become obsolete. Join him and his comrades Double-Wide, Whiffle-Bat, Smoking Hole, Mondocat, and Bob, as they live and love and fight alien enemies such as the Amok, the Yllg, and the Fructoids.

Timothy J. Gawne is the winner of a 2016 write Well Award, and a nominee for a 2019 Seiun Award (the Japanese Hugo) for the included story “Cybertank vs. Megazillus.”