If you liked the Bobiverse by Dennis E Taylor you'll love this book. The cast is tight and well drawn and everyone has their flaws and growth. Our hero Nick is gifted a second digital existence by capturing all the formative years of his life to train an AI to carry on when he is dead, and what better goal for him than to pilot a seed ship that begins human civilization anew on a new world?
Things don't go smoothly and like in The Martian, it is as much a matter of facing ones own character flaws as it is solving the technical problems. It is also a book about the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is relatable in a family setting, no great sins - just human mistakes and how to set them right.
At its heart it is less a story of exploration than it is of self discovery.
Seed: A Hard Science Fiction Novel About Survival, Colonization, and Leadership Growth Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2020 Voight-Kampff Publishing LLC (P)2021 Voight-Kampff Publishing LLC
- Get this audiobook free then 1 credit each month, good for any title you like - yours to keep, even if you cancel
- Listen all you want to the Plus Catalogue—a selection of thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, including exclusive series
- Exclusive member-only deals
- $16.45 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime
Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company
|Listening Length||7 hours and 41 minutes|
|Author||Matthew G. Dick|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||16 June 2021|
|Publisher||Voight-Kampff Publishing LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank||
10,498 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
74 in Hard Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
181 in Hard Science Fiction (Books)
295 in Adventure Science Fiction
4.3 out of 5
75 global ratings
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
Fantastic story!Reviewed in Canada on 18 August 2020
Great sense of humour for a fantastic story idea. It's been a while since I sat down and read through a book barely stopping. Absolutely worth the read!
Recommended to All!Reviewed in Canada on 26 November 2020
A fantastic read! I'm really happy that I found this book through a Reddit post. I'm not really into science fiction, but I found that I couldn't put it down.
Good BookReviewed in Canada on 28 January 2021
Very nice! Looking forward to the sequel
Fun Science Fiction that isn't unnecessarily complicatedReviewed in the United States on 8 August 2020
If you are looking for a quick fun scifi book, this is the one for you. I really liked the main character and his best friend. This book focuses on the important aspects and doesn't get bogged down in tons of unnecessary details like a lot of scifi books. Also I really liked the more realistic take on AI compared to a lot of other similar books. I am really looking forward the sequel. This is a very good book for being the author's first.
7 people found this helpful
Fun Read for Science Fiction Nerds!Reviewed in the United States on 29 July 2021
This is the author's first book and I think his concept is great! There are a few pacing issues in the beginning packed with exposition, but by the time he has the table set, you really start to feel the enjoyable journey. The main character is great, but the subsequent characters that start to show up are wonderful. You quickly find yourself invested in their project. The story is quick and to the point. Like I said, such a great concept. Could use areas of the story fleshed out a bit more. There are aspects of the story and the world setting I have questions about and want to know more. As this writer produces more work, I plan to follow the journey. I highly recommend giving this book a go. Looking forward to the sequel, 'SPROUT'.