Sub-Human : Post-Human

  • by David Simpson
  • Narrated by Ray Chase
  • Series: Post-Human
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history - a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world's first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig's story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.
If you're already a fan of the smash-hit Post-Human Series, this prequel to Post-Human, Sub-Human, will answer the previously unanswered questions of how the post-human world came to be. And, if you're new to the series, Sub-Human will serve as an engrossing introduction to a possible future that has enraptured tens of thousands of listeners!


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Customer Reviews

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A Roll Of The Dice, A Shot In The Dark!

Once again, I take a shot in the dark, and this time, it's a win.

And for a fact, it's NOT because of Audible's description of the work. That description covers the first five minutes of the audiobook.

Think other dimensions, time dilation, neural AI mind entropy, rogue robots, nuclear fallout, new world order, suspended animation, and MUCH more.

Simpson delivers a well-written, smartly-paced and rich story, replete with rich character development, excitement, and tech-savvy future-tense believability. It beautifully sets the pace for the other novels in the series.

And, by the way, it just happens to be a great listen.

Lately, there's been a definite lack of truly noteworthy scifi/fantasy audiobooks offered here at Audible. I don't blame Audible for the lack of excellent work. There are great novels out there that are just beginning to be recorded to audiobook format, and it takes time.

So, this was a pleasant surprise, and I'm extremely glad I stumbled into it - So much so, that I'm securing the remaining novels in the series.

So, crack open that wallet, pull out that dusty credit, dear Audible listener, and put this enjoyable listen in your library.

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- Michael

Highly Entertaining

Would you consider the audio edition of Sub-Human to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version but Ray Chase does a great job bringing the characters to life.

What did you like best about this story?

David Simpson is a young author who seems incredibly well schooled in the classic Sci Fi of Asimov and Clarke. There are big big ideas in this series, bu the science is thoughtfully explained though not a centerpiece. There are some very clever plot lines and its rapid rife and highly entertaining. As a young author he has a lot of promise, and I enjoyed this initial book in the series very much as will read the remaining 3. Without being critical, because this appears to be Simpson's overall style elements of the story are not overall explained, drawn out or described like the the great space operas of Simmons or Varley. This style sometimes leans toward more of a graphic novel approach, which I found appealing at some level and lacking at other times.

As a young author Simpson's style will evolve and I look forward to continuing to read his work. This is old school Sci Fi done with a modern approach. I enjoyed it very much.

What about Ray Chase’s performance did you like?

I am always stunned by how well the best narrator's perform their craft. Ray Chase is fantastic, giving distinctive voices to each character. I love the way he portrayed Craif (the old timer), it was terrific.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Certainly the entire sub plot with Samantha was something that I think a lot of people can identify with on some level. It was moving to the point that it humanized what at times was a fantastic storyline.

Any additional comments?

There are some very interesting concepts in this book have become front and center in science today. Kurzweil's "Singularity" concept is clearly a driver in the novel(s) and a topic that I suspect will be discussed more as we employ wearable computers and neural networks in our daily lives. If that interests you this is a provocative story and worth your time.

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- thomas "I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2013
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing