What’s 1ft tall, metal on the inside and furry on the outside? No? Okay, I’ll tell you then. It’s called C.A.T. and I’m sure it has an attitude chip fitted somewhere.
Rosie Oliver paints a cute feline as the main character in her scifi adventure titled, C.A.T.
C.A.T. is a self-learner, a rogue AI consciousness outlawed in the human colonies. C.A.T. hides its true identity inside a standard issue robo-cat. But underneath the purr a fierce intelligence is on the prowl.
C.A.T. ‘belongs’ to Zacman, the commander at Triton Base. Zacman dwells heavily on the lost pilots in recent incidents. Something about the missions just doesn’t sit right with him. Being a modest ‘maths-head’, Zacman discovers anomalies in their flight-plans and decides to investigate.
Meanwhile, C.A.T. smells a rat and decides it better stick with Zacman rather than take its chances at the base where it might get whipped up and used for spare parts.
C.A.T. goes with the commander on a space flight and together they unravel the mystery of the recent accidents.
Oliver clearly writes with technical experience at the forefront. Her world is solidly constructed with believable technology, and her vision of the future is clearly grounded in today’s technology. I enjoyed the way she blended the science bits with humor.
It was a fun read and I’m looking forward to reading the next installment ” Neptune’s Angel (C.A.T.)”
I’m told there’s a third story being written…
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