Dark Nights

Sunbow Press
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“Innovative and well-paced... Part scientific exploration, part action, part political intrigue, the combined result is a page-turner.”

— Publishers Weekly


The quantum computer believed it knew best how to save humanity... even if doing so meant destroying half the population.


Astrophysicist Doug Lockwood has made the discovery of a lifetime: another planet has appeared in our solar system, in orbit opposite that of Earth. Its sudden appearance is unexplained, but the danger presented by the alternate Earth is real, kicking off a chain of events that will carry Lockwood into the grasp of a formidable artificial intelligence bent on accomplishing its goal at any cost. With the survival of our Earth at stake and time running out, Lockwood and his team must find a way to counter this unprecedented threat before the powerful new enemy completes its plan. Two civilizations are pitted against each other in a desperate struggle for survival that may lead to Armageddon for both worlds.


Keywords: Dark Nights, Popular Science Fiction, Espionage Spy Thriller Adventure Action, Space Travel shuttle condor, CIA NSA Agent Michael Bishop, Extinction Level Event disaster catastrophe, Artificial Intelligence AI Robot Android, Alternate Earth Multiverse

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About the author

Christopher A. Gray is a freelance writer living in Toronto. His science-fiction interests include quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI), alternate universes (the multiverse) and political intrigue.

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Publisher
Sunbow Press
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Published on
Feb 1, 2014
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Pages
324
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ISBN
9780986836497
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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