Pabkins’ One Liner: From the perspective of a humanoid robot but highly charged with emotion!
THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY
Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.
Javier’s quest takes him from Amy’s island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation… or death.
File Under: Science Fiction [ vN2 | Island in the Streams | Failsafe No More | The Stepford Solution ]
This book and review contain strong language and adult themes that may not be appropriate for all readers!
Last year I read and reviewed vN – The First Machine Dynasty. If you haven’t already check out that title as it would be best read first!
Now Wait for it, wait for it..
If you haven’t already you need to read vN, which is the first book in The Machine Dynasty, you need to! Madeline Ashby writes a world that is essentially a possible future for our world. Robots have been developed by a religious group to be the companions for all those people that are going to be left behind once Armageddon or the ‘Rapture’ comes. So this group, New Eden, purposefully creates these robots for these people who they pretty much consider the less savory side of mankind, which is so hypocritical because everyone IN the New Eden ministry that we come across seems to be perverts. What does that mean folks? Well consider anything a sicko would get in trouble doing to a human they can instead do to the closest possible equivalent, a thinking, feeling humanoid machine that can do nothing to stop them because of a built in failsafe.
But these crazy thumpers created something WONDERFUL! These humanoid robots to me are an entire new species. They think, feel, hurt, bleed – they are alive! This book will lead you to question just what constitutes being alive. iD also tackles some nasty issues, like pedophilia and rape. But even with these hefty things the book still manages to not be a complete Debbie downer. Its an awesome story about what if, and knowing when you make mistakes, and the fallacy of all people whether human or robotic.
A piece of excellent advice:
With all that said there are adult scenes in this book, it’s not erotica so don’t think that – it just has adult themes and scenes so keep that in mind if you decide to pick this up.