Major Grubane is commander of the Aurikaa, the most feared cruiser in the UFS arsenal.
His crew is handpicked and fiercely loyal. Together, they have never failed a mission, and their reputation precedes them.
But this time he’s been sent to a key planet that is caught up in political tensions at the centre of the freedom debate. What he thought was a simple diplomatic mission turns out to be the hardest choice of his career. His orders: eliminate one million inhabitants of the planet, and ensure their compliance.
Grubane has also rediscovered an ancient game called chess, and plays it against the ship AI as a form of mental training. But maybe it could be more than that as he finds himself asking questions.
Can orders be reinterpreted? How many moves ahead is it possible for one man to plan? And how many players are involved in this game?
Grubane, a novella set in the Lost Solace universe is a game of chess.
Major Grubane plays this ancient game with A.I Aurika 12 and he learns strategy and forward planning….
He receives orders to suppress a rebellion. But he has doubts.
Grubane is thought provoking sci-fi, the interactions between Grubane and 12 make you wonder if A.I can have real emotions, a soul. A short novella which helps build the background to Lost Solace and that universe. Very clever and sci-fi at its best.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Grubane. This is my honest and unbiased review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Bio – Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but lived in Wales for twenty years, and now calls Scotland his home. He’s a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.
He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story. Among his books you’ll find elements of literary and contemporary fiction, gritty urban, horror, suspense, paranormal, thriller, sci-fi, romance, social commentary, and more. The end result is interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
When he isn’t writing he loves exercise, guitars, computer and board games, the natural environment, animals, social justice, cake, and zombies. Not necessarily in that order.
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