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Me and the Machine

Wesley Watts

A math wunderkind from a breeder- world slum will sacrifice anything to become a soldier-even her own identity.


Born into a society sculpted by endless war, Gaby dreams of fighting on the front lines. But the Intelligence Division has other uses for her talents and sends her to witness a top-secret training exercise on an experimental starship.


When a violent mutiny overtakes the ship, Gaby's left alone to protect the ship's secret weapon: Passenger, a symbiotic artificial intelligence that can join with a human to hack other AIs, turning the tide of any battle, perhaps even the war.


But the only way to keep the AI out of the mutineers' hands is to keep it in her head, and Passenger wasn't meant to stay integrated with a human for long.


With no rescue in sight, and the barrier between Gaby's mind and the machine's deteriorating, she must do more than evade capture: She'll need to fight back.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Wesley Watts
  • Publish Date: Jul 12nd, 2024
  • Pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.64lb
  • EAN: 9798990130609
  • Categories: Science Fiction - Space Opera

About the Author

Watts, Wesley: - Wesley Watts (he/him) writes character- driven science fiction and fantasy stories that blend elements of military, cyberpunk, space opera, and flintlock fantasy sub genres together.He began storytelling as a game master for pen-and-paper role playing games back when the fading echoes of the Satanic Panic still shrouded such activities in an aura of perceived immorality.Born in Minneapolis, raised in Denver, transplanted to Cleveland, he lives with his wife and an ever growing pride of cats.

Praise for this book

"A marvelous young hero propels this sharply written and wholly absorbing space opera." -Kirkus Reviews

"...is going to have you hooked from cover to cover."

-Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)

"Simply un-put-downable." -The Prairies Book Review

"Even the casual science fiction fan will fall in love with [this] intellectually stimulating, entertaining nail-biter."

-Readers View (★★★★★)

'"Too good to ignore, Me and the Machine is a meticulous and melancholic lesson on standing up to hypocrisy, corporatocracy, and our own insecurities."

-Indies Today (★★★★★)

"A thrilling work of science fiction with very human issues at its heart." -Independent Book Review

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