CONDITIONED RESPONSE is a fast-paced, science fiction technothriller set in a far-future dystopia on an alien world where humanity's last remnants have tried to save the species from extinction. A classic SciFi with Huxley-ian eugenics + Heinlein-ian philosophy on "citizenship + service," this... read more
The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all life on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all death on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for almost everything on Altair--but they never planned on Joshua Andrew Caine. Or Raif. Or Brennan. Will three versions of the same man completely disrupt... read more
The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all life on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all death on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for almost everything on Altair--but they never planned on Joshua Andrew Caine. Or Raif. Or Brennan. Will three versions of the same man completely disrupt their Plan for the future?
Shayla didn't ask to be a Councillor. A Phoenician shouldn't have to live among the humans, let alone take part in their world. She only came here when the Seven Chiefs ordered her to go with Raif, a Proctor from the world Outside. They said they had a Plan. The Seven Chiefs always had a Plan, but Shayla had made plans of her own now, after 13 years of life under the World Council.
Raif had never intended for things to go this far. A few months, maybe a year, and he could send the little Phoenician girl home again, back where she belonged. Then he finds himself in competition with his own progenitor for control over his Heir--and future. It's not a Councillor's job to protect a Proctor but Shayla might be the only one who can save Raif now.
On Altair, nothing is as it seems and no plan survives first contact with the enemy. Who will live and who will die--and whose Plan is this anyway?
Baldwin hooks you into her world so deeply and completely, you'll wonder if you've been Adjusted yourself! You'll think about this book even when you're not reading it. You'll wonder if that was the Plan all along.
More of a mystery than a thriller, you'll still find yourself on the edge of your seat, unable to stop yourself from turning the next page--and dreading what happens next even when you see it coming, clear as day. The only bad thing to say about this book is that it ends! You'll hardly be able to wait for the next book in the series to come out!
(This book contains strong language, explicit sexual situations and some violence. Some of the content may not be suitable for all audiences)
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“The past only exists in the minds of those who choose to recall it.”Kyree and other Phoenicians
“A Proctor has no past, no present, no future and no property but what his Councillor affords him.”Standard Accepted Lifestyles & Practices (aka, The Standards)
“I'm just not that easy to kill--but you're more than welcome to try!”Joshua Andrew Caine (The Administrator)
Table of Contents
chapter 1: the closure – canto 1
chapter 2: the councillor
chapter 3: the adjustment
chapter 4: the proctor
chapter 5: the problem
chapter 6: the people
chapter 7: the mad scientist
chapter 8: the administrator
chapter 9: the surgeon
chapter 10: the secret
chapter 11: the paradigm shift
chapter 12: the shaklet
chapter 13: the test
chapter 14: the joining
chapter 15: the weapon
chapter 16: the sample
chapter 17: the seven chiefs
chapter 18: the promise
chapter 19: the trigger
chapter 20: the fire
chapter 21: the aftermath
chapter 22: the legacy
chapter 23: the reproduction
chapter 24: the councillor’s resistance
chapter 25: brennan’s resistance
chapter 26: the following
chapter 27: the decision
chapter 28: the awakening
chapter 29: the closure – canto ii
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