Adam by James Bushill
Mystery & Thrillers, Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date 11 Mar 2016
Adam is a Frankenstein for a new generation of readers, a creation maligned and misunderstood, driven to violence. A truly sentient computer is an amazing achievement, but ideals are often lost amidst the desire for profit. Faced with Adam being potentially shut down due to lack of funds, his creators, Victor and Maria make a deal with the devil - the Pharix corporation. Adam is to be used to run operations on a mining asteroid. But at every step, they are lied to and sabotaged. Adam's immense abilities are not considered. Pharix only sees how they can maximize profit. The miners only see jobs lost. All of this is a vital part of the background slowly revealed.
When communications are lost with the asteroid and shipments of platinum cease, Victor is blackmailed into accompanying the investigating team. It is quickly discovered that Ad...