The Last Machine In The Solar System by Matthew Isaac SobinThe Last Machine In The Solar System by Matthew Isaac Sobin

The Last Machine In The Solar System

byMatthew Isaac Sobin

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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Nearly three billion years into the future, the solar system is a very different place. Earth is long gone, and the sun is a gray, shrunken dwarf. All that remains of humanity and conscious thought is Jonathan-the last machine.

Created to survive Earth's destruction by our ever-expanding sun, Jonathan witnessed the end of life on Earth. This is his story and that of his creator, Nikolai. It is also the story of the human race, which failed to disentangle its destiny from the star that gave rise to all life-forms on Earth.
Matthew Isaac Sobin grew up in Huntington, New York, and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in history, with studies in astronomy and geology. He currently lives in Hayward, California, with his partner, sculptor Patricia Gonzalez, and works with the Peter Beren Literary Agency.The Last Machine in the Solar System...
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Title:The Last Machine In The Solar SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:InksharesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942645198

ISBN - 13:9781942645191

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional! Beyond the excellent writing, The Last Machine in the Solar System accomplishes in a few short pages what only the finest Science Fiction novels have managed – to change the reader’s perspective, to view the everyday in a new light, and to question what could be.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional! Beyond the excellent writing, The Last Machine in the Solar System accomplishes in a few short pages what only the finest Science Fiction novels have managed – to change the reader’s perspective, to view the everyday in a new light, and to question what could be.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Punchy and thought-provoking In The Last Machine in the Solar System, Sobin has written a gem. While short in length, it’s powerful in scope. This tale is a wonderful blend of science and humanity and is an intense reflection of our place in the solar system. If punchy, thought-provoking novellas are what you enjoy, then this is an absolute must!
Date published: 2017-03-24

Editorial Reviews

"The Last Machine in the Solar System is pure science fiction at its best." -RT Book Reviews "An engaging recondite science fiction treatise on mankind's synthetic evolution and manifest destiny, Sobin's The Last Machine in the Solar System begins where William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine leaves us: a sentient machine contemplates life after man as it prepares to cut the cord." -Tal M. Klein, author of The Punch Escrow "Sobin's The Last Machine in the Solar System forces us to reconsider, from a 21st century perspective, what it means to be human." -Jacques Vallée, scientist and author "Sobin has created an AI who shares our terror and our wonder, our fleeting elegance and our inevitable flaws. By detailing the death of our star, Jonathan becomes an empathic eulogizer for humanity-perhaps a better one than we deserve. A fascinating read." -Scott T. Barsotti, author of Single Version "An intriguing and wondrous journey. Through the eyes of Jonathan-a sentient machine-Sobin explores complex topics that range from love and empathy to the sheer relevance of humankind. The Last Machine in the Solar System reads like a poem to humanity, recited by a machine smart enough to understand our race." -Ricardo Henriquez, author of The Catcher's Trap "A poignant, poetic expression of how limited mankind feels in this limitless universe. The Last Machine reminds us how far we could still go." -Joseph Asphahani, author of The Animal in Man "The Last Machine is a heartfelt lament to hubris; a poetic account of 'what might happen when.' Sobin has something beautiful here, worth paying close attention to." -Elan Samuel, Book Reviewer at The Warbler "A fascinating look at humanity that leaves you eager for more." -Paul Inman, author of Ageless