Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crystal Deception Book Review
Title: Crystal Deception
Publication Date: September 15, 2013
Genre: Futuristic Thriller/Sci-Fi
I have a really good Science Fiction type of book to share with you today called Crystal Deception written by Doug J. Cooper
Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a restrictor mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too powerful to control.

Guided by her scientific training, Tallette works cautiously with Criss. That is, until the Kardish, an otherwise peaceful race of alien traders, announce they want him. With technologies superior to Earth’s, the Kardish express their desires with ominous undertones.

The Union of Nations is funding Tallete’s artificial intelligence research, and she turns to them for help. Sid, a special agent charged with leading the response, decides Earth’s greatest weapon is the very AI the aliens intend to possess. But what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? And what is humanity’s role if an interstellar battle among titans starts to rage?
This is a really good book for several reasons. It begs to differ what if computers get too smart for our own good? I have always wondered what would happen if that ever became true. We have seen movies about robots and the such that run amok in the future, so it's not like it's not on other people's minds.
This book is about what happens when faced with that real possibility and in this case their are other beings from another planet that want this technology but in real life we would have to worry more about people right here on our own planet and what they would do with this technology. I don't know right now if anyone would be able to resist the temptation to be the number one top dog. Look at how we are now, isn't that proof enough?
This will be a story that everyone will have to answer for themselves as to how much do you want computers to do all of your work for you or are you willing to think for yourselves? We got along just fine without them for a really long time and why do we need to keep making them more smarter than we are?
Happy Reading! 

 About the Author:
As a young child, Doug stood on a Florida beach and watched an Apollo spacecraft climb the sky on its mission to the moon. He thrilled at the sight of the pillar of flames pushing the rocket upward. And then the thunderous roar washed over him, and shook his body and soul. Since then, he has explored life as an educator and entrepreneur.
He enjoys telling inventive tales, mentoring driven individuals, and everything sci-tech. In his new novel, Crystal Deception, Doug swirls his creative imagination with his life experiences to craft a science fiction action-adventure story with engaging characters and a plot line with surprises. 
He lives in Connecticut with his wonderful wife and with pictures of his son, who is off somewhere in the world creating adventures of his own.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


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Birdie Bee said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook.