The Life Engineered by Jf DubeauThe Life Engineered by Jf Dubeau

The Life Engineered

byJf Dubeau

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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"J-F. Dubeau'sThe Life Engineeredis a real page turner for anyone interested in science fiction and good literature. It brought a smile to my face as some passages made me reminisce of my own time spent aboard Galactica as a Raptor pilot!"- Leah Cairns,Battlestar GalacticaandInterstellar

JF Dubeau's debut novel,The Life Engineeredbegins in the year 3594, where humanity is little more than a memory-a legend of the distant past destined to reappear. Capeks, a race of artificial creatures originally created by humans, have inherited the galaxy and formed a utopian civilization built on the shared goal of tirelessly working to prepare for their makers' return.

One moment a cop dying in the line of duty in Boston, the next "reborn" as a Capek, Dagir must find her place in this intricate society. That vaguely remembered "death" was but the last of hundreds of simulated lives, distilling her current personality. A robot built for rescue and repair, she finds her abilities tested immediately after her awakening when the large, sentient facility that created her is destroyed, marking the only instance of murder the peaceful Capeks have ever known. For the first time in their history, conflicting philosophies clash, setting off a violent civil war that could lay waste to the stars themselves.

Dagir sets off on a quest to find the killers, and finds much more than she sought. As the layers of the Capeks' past peel away to reveal their early origins, centuries-old truths come to light. And the resulting revelations may tear humanity's children apart-and destroy all remnants of humankind.
With a deep fascination for science, JF Dubeau's inspiration for writing books comes from the clash of thought and science, ultimately, how this tension will affect the human race. Dubeau currently works as a graphic designer, telling other people's stories in images and brands. When not writing books, in his spare time he writes and i...
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Title:The Life EngineeredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:175 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:InksharesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941758592

ISBN - 13:9781941758595

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I enjoyed J-F Dubeau’s previous novel, but I really feel like he stepped up his game here – A God in the Shed is a complex and original story that’s dark enough to satisfy even the most jaded horror fan.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid read This is not one of my favourite books by this author but I really enjoyed it. Such a great writer.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another universe of depth and intrigue. David Brin has created another universe as intricate as the one we dwell in. Twists and turns aplenty. Intriguing characters and enough heard science for the most decerning reader. Well done David
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Existence Heavy going at first but there is a reward . It makes you think about what is happening now and how events lead us towards a future out of this world and our reason for being here.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different Found Existence an odd reading experience. Parts, especially the beginning required serious fortitude to wade through. The writing is, at times, quite ponderous, and the story very slow to develop. However, by slogging through the beginning, and a few smaller muddling parts past that, one is exposed to a quite thought provoking concept told in a....unique....way. All in all? I would have to say: worth the read :)
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable exploration of being human Lots of fascinating ideas about time and space and human intent. Jumps around increasingly, and ultimately unsatisfying end.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Existence Blow hard. Not his best.
Date published: 2013-12-10

Editorial Reviews

"J-F. Dubeau's The Life Engineered is a real page turner for anyone interested in science fiction and good literature. It brought a smile to my face as some passages made me reminisce of my own time spent aboard Galactica as a Raptor pilot!" - Leah Cairns, Battlestar Galactica and Interstellar"A different spin on the future of artificial intelligence." - Geek and Sundry"Tired of stories of humanity fighting against robot overlords? Read one for the robots. A fascinating investigation of whether even creatures we created could avoid our own foibles and fates." - Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Sword & Laser