Artis Prime: A RIGA AI Space Adventure

Roote Publishing Ltd
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Ambassador Rigel, RIGA to her friends and associates is an artificial intelligence who, for all intents and purposes, looks and acts like a petite human female. She is far from helpless, though. RIGA is an investigator and assassin. She has access to every tool, weapon and device known to Empirum, and knows how to use them.

RIGA is assigned to a broker an alliance between Empire and Terran Empire, but things go wrong when she is targeted for assassination. 

This book is extremely fun to read. The plot is interesting and quite unique, in that many of the main characters are AIs. Thinking that AIs are 'robots' is a mistake here. These characters move, react and associate with humans as one of them, not as an automaton. RIGA herself is indistinguishable from a human in every outward way. Only her mind and internal features would give her away. Many of her interactions with the human characters in the book are quite amusing as they develop.

This is a stand-alone book that will keep you thinking about the future, "if society continues to make computers more and more intelligent and able to act on their own initiative, we would be able to distinguish between AI and if there was no discernible outward difference?

Search Terms:  science fiction, space opera, alien invasion, genetic engineering, alien, action & adventure, military,  

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About the author

 I retired this year from a lifetime of running my own businesses and am now sitting in a rural hillside villa overlooking the Ionian sea. It's cold and wet in winter and blisteringly hot in summer. In between these extremes my wife and I work the land and cultivate crops to sustain our frugal lifestyle. We're not big spenders; enough to live on, a few luxuries (chocolate, wine, good food, friends), and an opportunity to live closer to nature giving us that feeling of connectivity. All in all it's a pleasant existence after a lifetime of trudging through the grist mill. 

Now, we look forward to time to read, write and watch Netflix (in any order) and when my books sell, we celebrate a little. The monthly royalty cheques become the high point of the month and we decide if we can afford a new chainsaw, or a strimmer, or maybe the fencing needs repairing to keep the wild goats from eating our crops. The Island suffers from poor infrastructure, so we are often without water in summer and electricity in winter, but it's getting better every year. We manage.

In summer we are surrounded by guests, friends and family who come to share the abundance of Greek hospitality, the sunshine, sea, sand, and Mediterranean lifestyle. In winter, we're hard-pressed to get out of the driveway, most places are closed. Friends live a half hour drive up hilly tracks or goat paths that are as beaten and muddy as ours and we all huddle near the open fire and read our Kindles. Our semi-wild cats decide they suddenly want to be indoors and curled up and the wild animals get our olive groves and land back until the spring. The life of a writer doesn't get any better than this. 

Enjoy my books and think of me in my Island retreat, where I use the time left to me to write what's in my head in a way that gives you a little of what I experience - a temporary escape from a reality that holds us down. ~ Tobias
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Publisher
Roote Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Jan 23, 2015
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781505751680
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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