Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Neuormorphs by Dennis Meredith


Title: The Neuormorphs
Author: Dennis Meredith
Genre: Science fiction
Page count:   285
Formats:   mobi and paper back




Synopsis:
The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then...

It's 2050, and self-learning, neuromorphic “Helper” androids have become 
invaluable aids to humans, efficiently making their lives easier. Built 
and trained by such companies as Helpers, Inc., the Domestic Helper 
robots manage their owners’ homes, run their errands… and in the case of 
the erotic, alluring Intimorph model, even offer them marvelous sex.

The robots even save lives. The remote-controlled Defender line, has 
revolutionized warfare, by keeping human soldiers out of harm’s way.

The Domestic Helpers’ lifelike “secondskin” and programmed sociability 
have enabled them to fit right in with their human owners. And with 
their sophisticated, adaptable neuromorphic brains and meticulously 
engineered safeguards, they have proven benign and trusted.

But the human engineers who program them are neither benign nor 
trustworthy, as Patrick and Leah Jensen discover to their horror.

When they arrive in Phoenix for their new jobs, Patrick, a security 
consultant and former SEAL, and Leah, a lawyer, are at first delighted 
at the bargain price of the luxury co-op apartment, The Haven.

But after they move in, they discover the co-op is no haven, but a cadre 
of Helper robots that had been re-engineered to mimic wealthy humans, 
formerly their owners.

The robots had taken residence after being reprogrammed to murder their 
owners. And the Russian mobsters behind the plot directed the robot 
mimics to systematically loot the victims' estates of billions of 
dollars.

But neither the corrupt engineers nor the greedy thugs realize what 
catastrophe they have wrought in programming autonomous abilities into 
the robots.

They have unwittingly created a new race of networked "hive-minded" 
sentient creatures with a relentless survival instinct: the Neuromorphs.

Patrick must enlist his team of SEALs to marshal their combat skills and 
futuristic firepower to thwart the seemingly unstoppable evolution of a 
new dominant species on the planet.

Read Chapters Here: http://dennismeredith.com/the-neuromorphs_473.html

Amazon Link:  https://amzn.to/2MnNsyR

1 comment:

  1. Great cover art. The typography is nice, too, with the bouncy title that's still very easy to read.

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