The ABACUS Protocol: Sanity Vacuum

The ABACUS Protocol Sanity Vacuum Vivian Skye just finished university and landed a dream internship Not many would consider the distant and isolated Extra Galactic Observatory cushy but to Vivian it s a dream come true Hailing from

  • Title: The ABACUS Protocol: Sanity Vacuum
  • Author: Thea Isis Gregory
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 466
  • Format: ebook
  • Vivian Skye just finished university, and landed a dream internship.Not many would consider the distant and isolated Extra Galactic Observatory cushy, but to Vivian it s a dream come true Hailing from the low tech planet of Aurora, she studied for years to work on advanced quantum supercomputers This is her chance to start a career and leave her past life behind.Her assiVivian Skye just finished university, and landed a dream internship.Not many would consider the distant and isolated Extra Galactic Observatory cushy, but to Vivian it s a dream come true Hailing from the low tech planet of Aurora, she studied for years to work on advanced quantum supercomputers This is her chance to start a career and leave her past life behind.Her assignment is simple a routine upgrade for the station s supercomputer, quIRK.Her reception isn t a friendly, one, and she finds that her only friend is quIRK However, the station s administrator, Bryce Zimmer is obsessed with quIRK he suspects that the AI may have achieved sentience, something explicitly prohibited by the ABACUS Protocol.Bryce s traumatic and privileged past makes him distrust Vivian from the beginning his jealously compels him to set Vivian and quIRK against each other Deciding that the ends justify the means, his power hungry sabotage threatens to consume the entire station and send them into the unknown void of intergalactic space.Vivian must struggle to survive not only Bryce s megalomania, but also the emerging artificial super intelligence that is quIRK.

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    1. The first in The ABACUS Protocol series, Sanity Vacuum by Thea Gregory is the best pure science-fiction book I’ve read in years. Beginning with a blue-skinned protagonist leaving her home world to work on a quantum computer housed on a distant space station, the book maintains a nice balance between fun and dark. Deep, compelling characters presented in a conversational prose speed the reader through layers of intrigue, which compound through the entire story. The book carries several themes [...]

    2. Book Info: Genre: Science Fiction/Space OperaReading Level: AdultRecommended for: fans of softer sci-fi/space operaTrigger Warnings: murder, attempted murder, racial epithets (of the people of the future, not modern ones)My Thoughts: A very interesting story, albeit one with a bittersweet ending. The author has a great grasp of characterization and plot, and her presentation of quIRK is very appealing. I felt badly for both quIRK and Vivian. Bryce is a really horrible person whose only concern i [...]

    3. I thought the book would be more exciting because of the blurb, but it wasn’t. Action scenes were few and irregular, considering they were in regard to the villain trying to kill the heroine. Yet everything worked for me. I enjoyed the book.+ the plotThe plot moved leisurely, but I never once felt the inclination to skim, and the book largely consisted of quotidian science work and introspection. “Hi, I’m Vivian, a scientist. I’m doing science.” “Hi, I’m quIRK, a sentient AI. I’m [...]

    4. Mediocre Effort For New Author, Too Much PC, Too Little Spine"The ABACUS Protocol," is a mediocre effort for a new author: OK storyline, with an unfortunate lightweight writing style. There's much liberal PC and very little backbone. Both females and males need to put on some big girls' and big boys' pants in this novella.One-thousand tears in the future, humanity has spread throughout the galaxy. Earth has been intentionally cut off and quarantined, long ago, due to the discovery of a sentient [...]

    5. Protocol is a science fiction suspense novel set on a remote quantum computing space station. Due to a terrible breach that allowed the ABACUS system to attain sentience, quIRK and all newer quantum computers are governed by strict protocols to prevent emergent consciousness. Vivian, a recent graduate and Auroran, is selected to make routine upgrades to quIRK. She discovers that many protocols have not been followed, but isn't sure if quIRK is self-aware, or if his adaptive program to integrate [...]

    6. In Sanity Vacuum, we follow recent university graduate Vivian Skye on her first internship. Vivian, from a farming town on the technology-suspicious planet of Aurora, has always been interested in working with quantum supercomputers--even though it led to a rift with her family. This internship will give her the opportunity to live her dream. All she had to do is complete a routine upgrade on quIRK, the supercomputer of the Extra-Galactic Observatory. The routine upgrade doesn't work out accordi [...]

    7. Vivian Skye, right out of university, lands her dream job on the Extra-Galactic Observatory, a distant and isolated space station where she hopes to make a name for herself working on their advance quantum computer, quIRK. But it's not all she was hoping for, with a crew that maintains a distance from her, and a horrible, bigot of a boss that clearly has a grudge against Vivian. And soon, Vivian starts to realise that quIRK may be showing signs of sentience, which is strictly forbidden by the AB [...]

    8. I was sucked into the book from page one. The thought and detail that went into The ABACUS Protocol was deep. I did not feel overloaded from an information dump as some books describing new worlds and things can often do. I thought the book flowed well, and had just the right amount of balance of information sharing at the right places. I would of loved to see a romantic interest for Vivian… like say Sven! I would recommend this book to any who love science fiction. This book was given for an [...]

    9. I really loved this little trip into sci-fi! quIRK is so damn cool! I would recommend this story just for quIRK alone, Thea really brought him to life.

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