Unfortunately, nothing is ever so straightforward in Calvins life and he soon finds himself involved in a complicated love square with Tarpa and two newly-revived cryogenic patients. To add to the complications, these two patients are part of a new program by Bobcorp3 to use a section of the brain to directly interface with the Ariel system.
But all new technologies have a few glitches.
Now Calvin gets his chance to earn back some karma by saving the Ariel system from the side effects of this glitchy new program - if only his girlfriend were not one of those glitches.
Brian Cramer was born in New Jersey. Because of several failed attempts to escape the mysterious pull of the Garden State, he still lives there. He works for a custom cable assembly manufacturer and enjoys nature, technology, anime, the universe, and a hot cup of tea.
But every society has its peculiarities.
This one happens to be governed by an artificial intelligence named Ariel. Using Ariel, this society has been able to identify its stupid, lazy, or otherwise detrimental individuals - and kill them. The result is a civilization of intelligent, hardworking inhabitants - except for Calvin.
Will Calvin be able to adapt to his new surroundings, or will the learning curve be too steep for him to survive?
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.
The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Ball Lightning (forthcoming)
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In this third Zero Calvin novel, Calvin and Tarpa move to Evionia to bring the Ariel system to its inhabitants. But Calvin's life is never so straightforward. Not only must he contend with the day-to-day challenge of being a business owner, but he also finds himself in the middle of a potential war between his new home city and their technophobic neighbors to the west.
Meanwhile, Bobford3 assembles a new crew of three talented but eccentric scientists to help him with his latest idea, one that will prove to revolutionize the world if it does not end it first.