Asterion



[PDF / Epub] ☃ Asterion Author Kenneth Morvant – E17streets4all.co.uk New professional edit The world of the near future Dictatorships still exist One such place is America The America of the past is not the America of the futureFear and uncertainty has led to a lead New professional editThe world of the near future Dictatorships still exist One such place is America The America of the past is not the America of the futureFear and uncertainty has led to a leader for life who has taken control of everything Every business, private organization and even religion is under his control The common apathy has led to austerity Control is tenuous at best, but it will be maintained, at any and all costsTaylor Scott, scientist desires to turn his experience creating military technology into an ambitious humanitarian project that will alleviate the shortages and improve life for the citizens by creating a semi intelligent beast of burden capable of performing agricultural tasks Plentiful food, better quality of life for the citizens and reduced fossil fuel consumption are the benefitsHowever, the leader for life has another plan, a sinister purpose for the beasts His operatives on the inside modify the experiment and steal Taylor s intellectual property to create a beast that is battle ready and can wield the power of the leader without reservation and with no remorseMiscalculation No, cold calculationMistake No, total domination of the populace is within graspTaylor continues the experiment with the help of fellow scientist, Christine Summers who shares his interests and their interest in each other grows Unknown to them, their subject will not be the work beast they intended No, he will be muchThe experiment is a success, and their creation is not aloneTaylor and Christine must now destroy what they have created Pursued by their experiment and the leader, they join forces with the freedom fighters and help them win their liberty from tyranny and its unfeeling beasts of warPlaying God has its consequences.Asterion

A life long science fiction fan, I grew up with all the old movies and TV when your imagination had to be larger than the special effects budget While they lacked that, they did tell compelling stories Names such as Heinlien,Asimov, Matheson, Serling are just a few influences from the old school Newer authors include Tom Clancy,Stephen Coonts and Michael Crichton.

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    Kindle Edition ì Asterion PDF ò to a leader for life who has taken control of everything Every business, private organization and even religion is under his control The common apathy has led to austerity Control is tenuous at best, but it will be maintained, at any and all costsTaylor Scott, scientist desires to turn his experience creating military technology into an ambitious humanitarian project that will alleviate the shortages and improve life for the citizens by creating a semi intelligent beast of burden capable of performing agricultural tasks Plentiful food, better quality of life for the citizens and reduced fossil fuel consumption are the benefitsHowever, the leader for life has another plan, a sinister purpose for the beasts His operatives on the inside modify the experiment and steal Taylor s intellectual property to create a beast that is battle ready and can wield the power of the leader without reservation and with no remorseMiscalculation No, cold calculationMistake No, total domination of the populace is within graspTaylor continues the experiment with the help of fellow scientist, Christine Summers who shares his interests and their interest in each other grows Unknown to them, their subject will not be the work beast they intended No, he will be muchThe experiment is a success, and their creation is not aloneTaylor and Christine must now destroy what they have created Pursued by their experiment and the leader, they join forces with the freedom fighters and help them win their liberty from tyranny and its unfeeling beasts of warPlaying God has its consequences."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 400 pages
  • Asterion
  • Kenneth Morvant
  • English
  • 19 May 2018

10 thoughts on “Asterion

  1. says:

    Morvant s writing style has a feeling of disconnect from the flow of the story His dialogue is wonderful if, at times, a bit stilted and his descriptions are detailed but with a sense of being a step away from the scene We re not watching the action but someone is telling us the action is happening On the other hand, Morvant send a flow of information into the novel that is almost overwhelming at times The world has changed and with the decline in people who go to church, the Book of Revelat Morvant s writing style has a feeling of disconnect from the flow of the story His dialogue is wonderful if, at times, a bit stilted and his descriptions are detailed but with a sense of being a step away from the scene We re not watching the action but someone is telling us the action is happening On the other hand, Morvant send a flow of information into the novel that is almost overwhelming at times The world has changed and with the decline in people who go to church, the Book of Revelations isn t as known as it once would have been My mother, who is constantly talking about the coming World War III and the fate of Christians, would lap up the setting and the world as it is in the novel but she s made a study of what she feels is the inevitable fate of the world.Taylor and Christine are part of the religious underground They are Christians in a time when it s not a good thing to be a Christian Taylor and Christine meet when he hires her to work on his project His boss suspects that the reason she was hired is because she s hot and while he denies that reason, this reader thought that to be a reason as well Their romance has a last two people on earth quality about it While Morvant goes to great lengths to develop the characters, it is evident that his true comfort zone is the science of the novel I am no scientist but a lot of what he wrote seemed to this reader like something that could happen in the advancement of science Certainly, the government taking the research and using it to their own ends Global politics are a push and react business and the person who has the bigger and better weapon holds all the cards

  2. says:

    Asterion is a true sic fi tale Meaning it is based on science that is developing and may turn out to be prophetic in the long run on the science and political side of things The overall story is that a Scientist and his coworkers create a hybrid beast of burden that is intelligent like a human They do this to benefit the world by having a smart animal that can plant and tend to growing food for the overpopulated world However unknown to them their project is hijacked by members of the govern Asterion is a true sic fi tale Meaning it is based on science that is developing and may turn out to be prophetic in the long run on the science and political side of things The overall story is that a Scientist and his coworkers create a hybrid beast of burden that is intelligent like a human They do this to benefit the world by having a smart animal that can plant and tend to growing food for the overpopulated world However unknown to them their project is hijacked by members of the government for their own agenda Now the Scientist and his girl friend are on the run from their own creation.This book was an interesting look at how the events of Revelation could come to pass The book itself is well written and it is obvious from the first chapter that Mr Morvant has a firm grasp of the science of DNA splicing and cloning The story is engaging at times and very well thought out For me personally it was a bit to detailed and I got lost in the science and political details given The authors thoughts on society is presented in a several very long documentary scenes that overwhelmed me However if your a fan of authors like Asimov and Roddenberry who are very detail oriented then this will be a great read for you There is lots of action and intrigue But because I got lost several times I m giving this one four stars

  3. says:

    Dystopia is a hot genre right now, but very rarely is it handled in a grown up manner Asterion rejects the teenage tropes that have become popular in the genre, instead presenting a dark future for adults in the tradition of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 In Asterion s version of government gone wrong, conspiracies abound and power is abused left and right There are a lot of heavy ideas present questions of how much a totalitarian regime can get away with, how much people are willing to accept An Dystopia is a hot genre right now, but very rarely is it handled in a grown up manner Asterion rejects the teenage tropes that have become popular in the genre, instead presenting a dark future for adults in the tradition of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 In Asterion s version of government gone wrong, conspiracies abound and power is abused left and right There are a lot of heavy ideas present questions of how much a totalitarian regime can get away with, how much people are willing to accept And, at the heart of it, there s the corruption of science Taylor is a well meaning scientist with the best of intentions, but through manipulations by the powerful, his creations become a nightmare The science in this novel is well explained, and it s juxtaposed with something of a religious element Christian themes make several appearances in the story Thought provoking and insightful, this book is worth taking a chance on

  4. says:

    Asterion is an ambitious techno thriller that blends philosophical ponderings on the essence of life with government conspiracies and a cataclysmic throwdown between man and beast There s a lot going on in this book genetic manipulation, abuse of power, Christian persecution, and even a little romance I did find the prose style a bit distant and uneven at times the first half of the book switches between past and present tenses , but the ideas are solid and thought provoking Asterion isn t Asterion is an ambitious techno thriller that blends philosophical ponderings on the essence of life with government conspiracies and a cataclysmic throwdown between man and beast There s a lot going on in this book genetic manipulation, abuse of power, Christian persecution, and even a little romance I did find the prose style a bit distant and uneven at times the first half of the book switches between past and present tenses , but the ideas are solid and thought provoking Asterion isn t your usual run of the mill sci fi action tale, and I think that s a very good thing

  5. says:

    First of all, being a sci fi enthusiast, this was an intriguing theme from page one Attempting to play God, two scientists create a beast named Asterion in order to help mankind by means of manual labor etc in aproficient way It reminds me of an old Sumerian tale of creating Man to till the soil in bibilical terms which is found on old Sumerian cuniform tablets However, this beast, with an intelligence beyond the norm is manipulated by its own weaknesses and strengths as in ego and mor First of all, being a sci fi enthusiast, this was an intriguing theme from page one Attempting to play God, two scientists create a beast named Asterion in order to help mankind by means of manual labor etc in aproficient way It reminds me of an old Sumerian tale of creating Man to till the soil in bibilical terms which is found on old Sumerian cuniform tablets However, this beast, with an intelligence beyond the norm is manipulated by its own weaknesses and strengths as in ego andbeast like instincts to believe it canor less take over the world, thematically What I liked about the story was not only a cute little love story between Taylor and Christine woven throughout, there was a very peculiar fatherly and motherly coupling of its creator Taylor and Chrstine using DNA and nurturing the beast child into adulthood where, like all children, eventually sets out on its own and goes on a negative journey of tyranny and enlightenment The peculiarity of the parents and Asterion s gradual animosity until neither could care less if either were dead or alive was fascinating, and especially the loss of interest in each others well being Led by Burnsom who coerces the beastly Asterion into siding with his tyrannical forces, the inevitability of the antagonists were very well identified versus the protagonist players during the drawing of the battle lines There were a lot of interesting creatives within the story, the Hawks and the suits were interestingly drawn up with their usages well developed In the end, good defeats evil, yet the evil energy, though defeated in the battle still hasn t lost the war as it has for the time being gone underground in order to make its return at some future point with the updating of the beasts Due to the first installment of Asterion, the way it comes off is the biblical beast, as it were, is still alive and well somewhere and will make its presence known in that ongoing battle between good and evil somewhere in the future in the ongoing tale of Asterion Very interesting premise, execution and story plotline and well worth the read with never a dull moment Thus, I give it 4.5 stars on my barometer

  6. says:

    My review fromI grabbed this during a free promotion, and I will start my review by admitting this was the second time in my adult life that I ve read a Fiction novel of any kind, as most of the time I read non fiction, bios, info, etcI had never heard of Christian Sci fi before and had my doubts going in, since, if novels are going to be anything like Christian movies, those tend to be very cheesy I was pleasantly surprised that Ken Morvant s Asterion was not It s established ear My review fromI grabbed this during a free promotion, and I will start my review by admitting this was the second time in my adult life that I ve read a Fiction novel of any kind, as most of the time I read non fiction, bios, info, etcI had never heard of Christian Sci fi before and had my doubts going in, since, if novels are going to be anything like Christian movies, those tend to be very cheesy I was pleasantly surprised that Ken Morvant s Asterion was not It s established early that a few of his characters are Christians and the dialogue between them doesn t attempt to preach at the reader.If you re a fan of stories like Planet of the Apes, and classic sci fi that takes a look at the consequences of using emerging technologies for evil, you ll want to add this to your collection Not to mention the story flows nicely from start to finish Sometimes the scenes change abruptly and could use smoother transition from one location to the other, but the small things like that didn t detract from how much I enjoyed reading this

  7. says:

    Asterion is the kind of novel that doesn t come around too often But when it does, snatch it up You ll be up until five a.m Or longer What drew me into this speculative techno thriller is the combination of realism and relatability Taylor Scott s personality and values remind me of the wise sages I ve met in church circles But Asterion is anything but churchy The character s faith is a mainstay of the novel, but the main event was the all too real conspiracy in the Big Brother setting Asterion is the kind of novel that doesn t come around too often But when it does, snatch it up You ll be up until five a.m Or longer What drew me into this speculative techno thriller is the combination of realism and relatability Taylor Scott s personality and values remind me of the wise sages I ve met in church circles But Asterion is anything but churchy The character s faith is a mainstay of the novel, but the main event was the all too real conspiracy in the Big Brother setting The idea that Asterion can actually happen tomorrow made me take it off the scifi shelfand give it a home on the nonfiction one If you want a peek at a dystopian future that many of today s pundits are prophesying, Asterion is the read for you

  8. says:

    I would have given this book 3 1 2 stars if I could have, because even though I liked the book I had to force myself to finish I m not sure why that is, because the subject matter was very interesting.I was hoping that Asterion would find his inner child and love his creators again, though I always wish for that in stories In the second Thor movie,I wanted Loki to turn away from the dark side, and for one moment I had high hopes for him, but just like Asterion, evil doesn t turn it s way towar I would have given this book 3 1 2 stars if I could have, because even though I liked the book I had to force myself to finish I m not sure why that is, because the subject matter was very interesting.I was hoping that Asterion would find his inner child and love his creators again, though I always wish for that in stories In the second Thor movie,I wanted Loki to turn away from the dark side, and for one moment I had high hopes for him, but just like Asterion, evil doesn t turn it s way towards the good and the light very often.I should have given this five stars for actually having a Christian story that sole purpose isn t romance

  9. says:

    Superb book, really enjoyed it and cant wait for a follow up to it.

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