Activation Degradation: A Novel

Activation Degradation: A Novel by Marina J. Lostetter 0062895745 9780062895745
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The Murderbot Diaries makes first contact in this new, futuristic, standalone novel exploring sentience and artificial intelligence through the lenses of conflicted robot hero Unit Four, from Marina Lostetter, critically acclaimed author of Noumenon, Noumenon Infinity, and Noumenon Ultra.


When Unit Four--a biological soft robot built and stored high above the Jovian atmosphere--is activated for the first time, its in crisis mode. Aliens are attacking the Helium-3 mine it was created to oversee, and now its sole purpose is to defend Earths largest energy resource from the invaders in ship-to-ship combat.

But somethings wrong. Unit Four doesnt feel quite right.

There are files in its databanks it cant account for, unusual chemical combinations roaring through its pipes, and the primers it possesses on the aliens are suspiciously sparse. The robot is under orders to seek and destroy. Thats all it knows.

According to its handler, thats all it needs to know.

Determined to fulfill its directives, Unit Four launches its ship and goes on the attack, but it has no idea its about to get caught in a downward spiral of misinformation, reprograming, and interstellar conflict.

Most robots are simple tools. Unit Four is well on its way to becoming something more....

Author: Marina J. Lostetter

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Publication Date: 2021-09-28


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