The Engineer's Assistant

The Engineer s Assistant You only live once if you re lucky Life was a drudge Long hours soul destroying work barely keeping up with the mortgage on our dream home The home we bought to raise a family in By the time we coul

  • Title: The Engineer's Assistant
  • Author: Adam Middlemas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • You only live once if you re lucky Life was a drudge Long hours, soul destroying work, barely keeping up with the mortgage on our dream home The home we bought to raise a family in By the time we could afford kids, we d be too old Modern life chasing carrots with strings attached Then Pete, wealthy retired chief engineer, bought the house next door Forty years oYou only live once if you re lucky Life was a drudge Long hours, soul destroying work, barely keeping up with the mortgage on our dream home The home we bought to raise a family in By the time we could afford kids, we d be too old Modern life chasing carrots with strings attached Then Pete, wealthy retired chief engineer, bought the house next door Forty years on cargo ships, he d had lots of time to experiment Time to build a device that would be quite amazing If he could get it to work Forty years obsessively tinkering Almost working, already showing an apparently magical effect Tantalisingly close to something so radical it could reshape life on Earth And as close as he would ever get But then he met me A software engineer with a dead end job and fading dreams I was in need of a cause Applying my digital skills to Pete s genius mechanical wizardry we smashed through the barriers of metallurgical limits We brought about the breakthrough that Pete proclaimed would realise a new golden age for mankind It didn t Quite the opposite.

    One thought on “The Engineer's Assistant”

    1. I liked the writing style, mostly written in the first person. The change to third person was carefully separated by chapter which worked well, the plot had several "factions" and unexpected turns.At the start I thought it was going to be a quick, lighthearted read. It became deeper and darker as the plot progressed. I found some of it disturbing, some of it scary.The end was satisfactory but there obviously needs to be more. I hope there will be. For me, best read this year, but the darkness wo [...]

    2. This is an interesting story / plot which I found very engaging. Sci-Fi lovers will enjoy this new writer - I will definately read a follow-up book.

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