Titans

Edward W. Robertson

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Titans Rob Dunbar is the world s best history professor And with good reason he s been alive for three thousand years keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens But a stranger named Baxt

  • Title: Titans
  • Author: Edward W. Robertson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Rob Dunbar is the world s best history professor And with good reason he s been alive for three thousand years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens.But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob s vast expertise Baxter s looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt In exchange for Rob s help, he ll try to unravel the mystery oRob Dunbar is the world s best history professor And with good reason he s been alive for three thousand years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens.But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob s vast expertise Baxter s looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt In exchange for Rob s help, he ll try to unravel the mystery of Rob s origin.As they re getting their outfit off the ground, they come under covert attack by HemiCo, a powerful Mars based corporation And Rob learns Baxter has a secret of his own he s not human He s a highly illegal AI.Developed by HemiCo in the wilds of Mars, the first AI escaped decades ago They ve been fighting a shadow war against their creators ever since Dragged to Mars, Rob is thrown into the center of the fight and becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution that will change the course of human history in the stars._________NOTE A previous version of this book was published as The Roar of the Spheres.

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    1. Colin on said:

      There's a good story in here: some great ideas, and Robertson can write. The problem is that it feels half-baked. The writing is all one-liners and pithy stuff that probably sounded cool on the author's head; the characters never really develop and the prose is often clunky. It's a book in desperate need of an editor - and a few more drafts;dr: there's a reason Titans is free.

    2. SporadicReviews.com (Kevin Bayer) on said:

      This was a fascinating book.The conceit is, the main character Rob Dunbar is immortal and has been alive since before the time of Christ. The other main characters are an AI in an almost human body, and a prescient AI in the body of a brand new spaceship. The AIs convince Rob to use his vast experiences to help form a new government on Titan, and eventually at Alpha Centauri. In exchange, they'll use their vast AI computing powers to diagnose why he's immortal.And it's that part of the story tha [...]

    3. Steven on said:

      Normally I avoid sci-fi because the science is either too technical or implausible. It also tends to bog down the story. This one wasn't. The science was there on the periphery, but it was the fiction and storyline that drove this book.The synopsis is fairly accurate with the exception that the book is open-ended. The whole "change the course of human history in the stars" part isn't seen in this book. But hey, that's marketing hype for you.The story is driven by the two main characters, Rob Dun [...]

    4. Clark Hallman on said:

      Titans by Edward W. Robertson – Rob Dunbar is about 3,000 years old and has experienced much of Earth’s civilizations and fought in many wars. He can’t explain why he does not age, but the reader learns much about his long life. Now, Earthlings have colonies on the Moon, Mars, and Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. In addition, a large population of artificial intelligence beings has developed and huge corporations control peoples’ lives. Rob is bored teaching history, and an AI stranger [...]

    5. Jonathan Pax on said:

      I fairly enjoyed my time reading Titans by Edward W Robertson. The concept of the book itself was very intriguing, but the story line was poorly executed. Robertson filled his writing with repetitive one-liners, but he never really developed any dialogue. I also believe that Robertson tried to put too much information into his book. Many aspects of his writing, such as the excessive amount if background information, proved to be unnecessary to the story. Overall, I would recommend this book to a [...]

    6. Mike Speer on said:

      A good read but.It was an easy read but the story has it short comings. If I want to suspend beliefs I'll read a fantasy. If you write SF stick to the rules of universe your in. Now I have go read some non-fiction.

    7. Soulfire on said:

      I picked this book up a while ago for free after listening to a podcast with the author and liking it. After finishing up Dark Matter season two I wanted some more space stuff and decided this would fit the bill.I don’t normally read Space Opera, though I love to watch it, and I’ve been meaning to get into the genre. Sadly this book wasn’t really what I was looking for. Rob wasn’t very compelling as a main character and Baxter was just angry and stupid. The corporation side of things was [...]

    8. William Taira on said:

      Story of two people, three thousand years apart yet linked togetherWell written sci-fi romp. Two people from opposite periods of time linked in a struggle to ensure mankind's future amongst the stars. I enjoyed the idea that a representative from the genesis of human democracy would play a part in seeing that human civilization persists in an age of interstellar growth.

    9. Rauvin on said:

      An enjoyable read.S good story. Different and entertaining. Sadly there are several glaring typos that detract from the flow Of the storyline. For this reason I have market it at 3 stars and not 4

    10. Kavita Favelle on said:

      I suspect there's a strong story hidden in this book, but the dialogue and writing is so clunky and cliched I gave up on the book completely.

    11. John on said:

      It kept me reading but I wouldn't call it an adult book. Clean simple fun that would better suit a young audience. I'll skip any more in the series but don't regret this one.

    12. Veronica on said:

      34% and I can't take anymore. It's all crappy dialogue and no story. I still have no idea what it's really about and if it weren't for the description, I'd have no idea at all. Bleh, no thanks.

    13. J.L. Dobias on said:

      Titans by Edward W. RobertsonI picked up this book along with two others off of a suggestion for reading. Of the three this one was by far the most well rounded story. The story is told from the POV of a main character that has lived for over three thousand years. Living forever of course has its good points and then some few bad points, though I know a few people who might argue that it would be whiny to make a big deal about the bad points of this situation.But there is one kicker, in that Rob [...]

    14. Gallandro_83 on said:

      Titans is an interesting book that starts off trying to be more of a mystery novel than it really is. We are first introduced to our characters and are given hints of mysterious backgrounds. We then move onto various plots against nameless and powerful shadowy entities that are never fully explored.Overall the author tries to put just a little too much mystery into a story that is essentially a standard space opera with a couple of characters that have interesting backgrounds. Don't misunderstan [...]

    15. Paul Trembling on said:

      One of the big challenges in SF is creating realistic aliens: another, very similar challenge is creating realistic AI's. This fast paced and well plotted story has lots of them, and my biggest problem was that I couldn't take them seriously. I was OK with Baxter, the AI in human form, and with FAY, the AI spaceship, but the asteroid full of intelligent bowling balls, all with the personalities of precocious kids - that just didn't work for me. I can't really say that they were unrealistic, sinc [...]

    16. Lawrence on said:

      I did enjoy this book quite a bit, so maybe I'm being harsh with a 3/5? the parts I liked: the 3000 year old guy mixed with AIs without a thought to justifying the juxtaposition or even really dealing with a creation mythos. inexplicably, this is one of the things that I thought worked very well. also, the backstory of said 3000 year old guy was also very well done, timely and dramatic.but alas, all good things must end, so on to the bad things. the back story on the android Baxter was patchy an [...]

    17. Julian White on said:

      It's a long time since I enjoyed a book quite as much - a real throwback 'classic' sf novel, with a timeline stretching from ancient Nineveh (or possibly Babylon) to 2200 (mostly the latter) and spanning the Solar system (Earth to Mars and then Titan) and on to Alpha Centauri, with an immortal protagonist - not a spoiler as it's alluded to on page 1 of the first chapter. That protagonist is a lot more fun than Lazarus Long, though - and the Heinlein references don't end there: the plot has a num [...]

    18. Gia Jgarkava on said:

      Already 2nd recently read sci-fi that gave feeling of watching a Hollywood movie. But if The Martian was a good movie, interesting, scientific, original and fresh (though lacked some suspense), this one was not so much fun. But the beginning was so good - thousands of years old guy (for unknown reason (view spoiler)[and the reason stays unknown in the end (hide spoiler)]), android Che Guevara, kind HAL9000 with sense of humor, colonies on the planets but that's it - only the ideas a 13 years old [...]

    19. Richard on said:

      Kind of a bit weird. Attempts to juxtapose a 3000-year-old man, robot people and space travel. Lots of interesting ideas but I think could've done with a bit of editing. Maybe even crafting those ideas into separate novels? I thought it was an intriguing start. About halfway through I started to lose faith that the unknowns could be resolved, and by the end I didn't really feel that they were. If this is the first book in a saga (I don't think it is), then I would be interested to read the other [...]

    20. Brian Turner on said:

      Interesting novel following a 3000 year old human, an illegal AI and a group of colonists.Corporations want to treat people as property, and this ragtag bunch get drawn into the middle of it, ostensibly while trying to get the colonists some rights.The characters are interesting, although the human spends a lot of time reminiscing about his time during the war between Athens and Persia. Would have been good to get more of a cross section of everything else he did in the intervening years.The AI' [...]

    21. Peter Petermann on said:

      So, I really love the background of the story, the projection on where humanity might go A great setting, I just think the Easiness (for the lack of a better word) that sets the tone stopped me from giving 5 stars. I wish the story had been a bit darker, making the dirt that all characters definitely had stick a bit more. Also, the 3k year thing? It would have worked with a more believable scenario too, like the main character could have been just mad and thought he was that old, or downloaded t [...]

    22. Gregory on said:

      What a brilliant book! This is the first E. W. Robertson book I've read, but it definitely won't be the last. Yes, it is science fiction, but it's also a story of revolution, friendship and sacrifice. One of the central characters is an artificial intelligence (AI) and the other is over 3,000 years old. This sounds far-fetched, but the author made them so real! His character development is excellent, and I became very invested in Baxter and Rob. It was hard to put Titans down. Comparisons? Titan [...]

    23. Vered on said:

      If you could live forever, what would you become? Rob Dunbar thinks he’s seen it all and more. Dragged unwittingly into a war between powerful corporations and a secretive group of AI refugees, Rob is about to discover that after 3,000 years of living, there’s still a few surprises left in the universe.I was a bit thrown off by some of the AI – they seemed a bit too Disney for my liking. The two main characters – Rob and Baxter – had great potential with fascinating backstories, but so [...]

    24. Cesar Matamoros on said:

      Although I had some trouble with keeping up with the story in the beginning it did capture my attention and kept me interested throughout the end. The snippets beginning every chapter were a little 'annoying' in that one had to keep these in mind to piece together the 'history' behind a couple of the characters.This book was free - this is why I give it four stars. There was still a bit of editing that was needed throughout the book. There were a couple of sentences that made no sense to me what [...]

    25. Doug Hoffman on said:

      In all I enjoyed this book. It had an irreverent, humorous tone and vivid characters. The science was realistic, if not always fully explained, and never bounced me out of the believability envelope. The plot never got bogged down in irrelevancies. The only thing I disliked was that there was a constant switching between a back story plot line and the present (well, future). Half way through I just stopped reading the flashback stuff and was quite happy. It's not quite Douglas Adams quality humo [...]

    26. Nini on said:

      I tried this book based on a friends reccomendation. Whilst I can see that the story is well written and the characters are well developed I found this a hard book to get through. I liked the descriptins of the different robots and the way the story showed you through Rob how socieites can change. Overall this is a well written story with well developed characters however personally it was not for me and I found it hard to actually like the main characters which made reading it seem like a chore [...]

    27. Virginia Aikens on said:

      What would AI really be like?Although I have been a lifelong reader of fantasy and have even taught classes based around that genre, I've never been very into sci-fi. Reading this book has forced me to reconsider this stance. Between the historical analogies, civil rights issues, and the question of how different a TRUE artificial intelligence would be from a human (answerybe not so very different), I became totally immersed in Robertson's world. I can recommend this without reservation to anyon [...]

    28. Thibaldo Manrique on said:

      A great storyI was interested by the title, and the description, but did not expect the great novel they referred to.It has action, a deep self analysis of the human race from a historic point of view and a lot of how humanity can turn on itself.Setting it in space is a great touch, it makes it entertaining and fun, although it has a few details that do not ring true, the rest of it makes up for them very nicely.Definitely worth a read, it hooks you from the very beginning and keeps you hooked u [...]

    29. Scott on said:

      A cool SF tale that was, like the other works by Edward W. Robertson that I've read, very strong on character. The tale is one of corporations treating people like nothing more than resources (whoa, that seems familiar in today's world!) and a struggle to take back freedom and respect on Titan, a moon of Saturn. I really enjoyed the vision Robertson presents of the future in presenting a cautionary tale masked by a well told SF story. I also liked the way the past and the future mixed together a [...]

    30. Jim Kratzok on said:

      Loved it! This was a very engaging story about Rob, a man who by some strange chance had lived more than 3000 years, and a group of AIs, lead by Baxter, who want Rob's expertise in crafting a rebellion that will allow humanity to spread across the galaxy, not as techno-serfs, but as free men. Their fight against the corporations that would keep humanity as tightly regulated workers is covered in great detail.I read this a couple of years ago and just re-read it this week. I think I enjoyed it mo [...]

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