The Sentience Machine

The Sentience Machine

Book 2 of the Rik Sylver Series

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“I enjoyed reading this novel, not only for the story but for all the underlying questions about what makes a person alive, and how far technology can go before it becomes a danger to everyone.”


“Huge, indeed titanic forces here with religion meeting the immortal.”


“A very interesting addition to the Placid Point series.”


“It is a facet of the future that needs exploring and it was done well.”


About This Book

“I hate killer robots!” he cried. “Why is it always killer robots?”

Two years have passed since Rik became involved in the credulity nexus affair and things are looking up for him – until his old nemesis, Rivers Valdinger, shows up with a message from Omega Point. Rivers is a “zombie” – the mind of a dead human uploaded into a powerful robot body. Omega Point is a “ghost farm” a satellite, orbiting the Sun, with the disembodied minds of 20,000 dead rich people living inside its virtual world. The message is that Omega Point is under attack by an unknown enemy and Martin Lanham, the uberghost who runs Omega Point, is holding one of Rik’s friends hostage until Rik finds out who the culprit is.

Once again, Rik and Rivers become unlikely allies as they track down the perpetrator. Once again, they soon find themselves tangled up in a web of lies and misdirection, prejudice, deadly danger, and high-level corruption, as they stumble towards a discovery that neither of them could have foreseen.

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