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Humanity in Ruins

I drove with the family down to visit other family this past weekend.  Six hours each way – I either really love my family or am completely susceptible to Mom guilt.  The jury is still out as to which it is. 🙂

Luckily, I had the third installment of Dan Wells Partial series to keep me company.  For those who are unfamiliar with the trilogy, Partials are biological robot/soldiers created to aid humanity.  But humanity, after using them to fight their wars, treats them like second-class citizens even though they have feelings, minds of their own, etc.  So of course, they rebel against humanity.

When the trilogy begins, humanity is down to thirty-five thousand, while the Partials number at 500,000.    But both numbers are dwindling down due to an expiration date for the partials and disease for the humans.

Ruins is the struggle of individuals on each side to fight their own nature and the distrust of those around them to do the right thing.  And to have faith in the people/robots they shouldn’t.

This is my kind of book.  Impossible odds.  Little to no chance of survival, but doing to right thing anyway.  I know, it sounds corny.  But I like the books that show us the best sides of human nature, er human and partial nature.

So if you are looking for a good quick read, pick it up!

 

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4 thoughts on “Humanity in Ruins”

  1. Sure, suggest a book I’ll add to my growing “To Read” list. Although it does sound interesting and I too like a book that shows characters coming together to survive the dilemma they’re in.

  2. This is so funny! Right after I finished reading your marvelous Belial books (and I can hardly wait for more!), I discovered Partials and have devoured them as well. Like you, I love these kinds of books. And since I am unlikely to ever write any of the crazy ideas I had in my younger days, I’m just really glad that folks like you and Dan have the determination to get these gems into “print”. Thanks again!

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