An exciting, adventurous read!
The main character, Tanith Aesir, is sent on a quest by the rulers of her world to find a stolen amulet that lends authenticity to the ruler who wears it. She rose up from the ranks of slave to being trained to serve the Council of Nine on Antaris.
Tanith is sent to Nashira where she becomes stranded when her ship crashes. Her origins, before being taken by the slavers, is on Nashira, and she forms a bond with a pack of wolves.
When the story open, she saves a man who was left for dead by her enemies. Turns out, he's a bounty hunter after the same amulet.
This adventure was part science fiction, part mystery, part mystical, part supernatural. It was an exciting mix with twists and turns and great characters I enjoyed spending time with.
Highly recommended. Available at Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
When is a frog not a frog?
When it's created from computer algorithms (AI) and evolved into a new life form. A living machine.
Scientists at the University of Vermont evolved frog stem cells. The tiny blobs made up of living tissue are neither robot nor animal. About the size of the head of a pin, they can be programmed to do different jobs, such as heal wounds faster and deliver medicines to specific places in the body.
There's no external control. The xenobots are more like windup toys. The bots are programmed to do a job and nothing else. The bots can work alone or in groups.
How fascinating is that? It's incredibly cool. Want to learn more about the xenobots? Here's a link to the article. XENOBOTS
This bit of science inspired some scenes in Endpoint, Backworlds Book 8. I hope to release it before the year ends
Here are some M. Pax specials to enjoy in the meantime:
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