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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!
©2012 David Simpson (P)2013 Podium Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 12-01-13

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-16-14


I was a little slow to get into this. Then I got into it big time and thought it was great. Then it turned into some type of super hero comic book. The intelligence and thought that went into creating the story got dropped by the way side. I got over half way through the book and called it quits.

What made things worse is I have a bad case of FOSB. Another reviewer came up with this term to describe the fear of Scott Brick. Ray Chase is not quite as bad as SB, but he is close. Everything he says should be written in capital letters. He screams most of the sentences. It is a good voice for announcing movies, but not reading a whole book. I think some narrators such as the two mentioned do not read the book ahead of time and feel that if they read every sentence dramatically it works, this way they can also read more books, since no prep time is necessary. They make more money or they are cheaper, I don't know which. Writers should take a bigger interest in production. Rarely will Stephen King let his books be butchered like this.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dawn on 04-21-14

The future ?

If you could sum up Sub-Human in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, compelling and wishful

Who was your favorite character and why?

Greg and how he uses his nanos

What about Ray Chase’s performance did you like?

I'm afraid his voice was a bit dull and boring at first. But don't let it put you off the trilogy !

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and the others straight after to see what happens.

Any additional comments?

A good trilogy that makes you wander if technology could be advanced to produce nanos ?

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1 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 12-08-16

This is the definition of crap sci-fi.

Got halfway through and gave up... too shallow and full of clumsy cliches. I was hopeful it would improve, given the fascinating topic of AI consciousness. Nope. it just got more like a cheap poorly written waste of time chapter after chapter. Maybe the other books in the series are a little more considerate of the audience.

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