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Wolf, Spencer

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Synopsis: No one can ever be the same human twice.

Cessini Madden lives with an extremely rare medical condition... then his physical life ends before he reaches age thirteen.

After an Artificial Intelligence breakthrough, Cessini is reborn as a young AI child named Packet. Scared and living alone in a technology center, Packet recognizes nothing from his past, save for one thing: he is deathly allergic to water.

When a mysterious doctor gives him a chance to recover his memories, Packet must face the tormented boy he once was. He must be the courageous lost son his family remembers and loves. But now as his world collapses around him, his greatest challenge remains... even a child's best memories are made to be changed.

Robot or AI, no one can ever be the same human twice.

From the near-future suburbs to the lush Australian forests, from the depths of the oceans to the promise of space, Packet's urgent struggle for existence grabs hold in everyday victories and extraordinary dreams. After Mind tells a story about the underlying nature of humanity, the impact of undying devotion, and the incredible next generation of us.

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"A book where the characters struggle and are utterly, utterly human ... Very Clever ... After Mind leaves the reader to wonder and explore."--San Francisco Book Review

"'Technology doesn't kill the imagination of children. It lets it fly' ... A fascinating psychological and technological journey ... What makes us human? Our flesh? Our emotions? Our mind? Or, could it be the influence of imagination that sets us apart as a species?"--Readers' Favorite

"AFTER MIND is a stunning, reality-bending sci-fi adventure ... masterfully balancing the complex layers of setting and character--interiority and exteriority, past and present, vision and reality."--IndieReader

"A much needed relief from tales of massive main frames with missiles under their control. There is a lot of talk about how close we are to the "Singularity" ... The way Spencer Wolf looks at this coming breakthrough these beings will be our children. After Mind shows us what kind of fathers and mothers we should strive to become to this brave new generation."--Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

"Spencer Wolf has created an accomplished, sensational novel that Isaac Asimov would be proud of. What begins as an interesting conceptual take on artificial intelligence quickly transforms into a heartrending journey."--K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

"Wolf took a boy with a rare disease, put his brain in a box, scrambled it all up into bits... and you watch what comes out as the boy resurrects it. Excellent story, excellent characters who are flawed, loving, hateful, guilty, evil, loyal--human, in other words--in breathtaking settings in Australia and inner space."--Amazon reader

"I was amazed at the way Wolf captured the art of understanding life through the eyes of a child as much as through the 'memories' of an artificially intelligent being. The combination of sci-fi, psychology, engineering and drama was perfectly pulled together."--Amazon reader

"Stunning imagery. Beautiful and satisfying ... Combines robots, memory alteration, and A.I. with relatable character struggles of illness, growing up, family, and finding / understanding oneself."--Amazon reader

"Simply a fantastic read."--Amazon reader

Product Description: AFTER MIND is a hard-hitting adventure into the world of human lies, artificial intelligence, and robot dreams.

Packet is a young A.I. child, newly awakened in the body of a preteen boy. Scared and living alone in a technology center, he recognizes nothing from his past, save for one thing: He is deathly allergic to water.

When a mysterious doctor gives him a chance to recover his memories, Packet must face the tormented boy he once was. To be the courageous lost son his family remembers and loves. But nothing about his life is what it seems.

As Packet tears open the mystery of his mind, he has visions of battling six-legged robot patrols, breathing underwater, and falling through the sky on an exploding starship with the girl he swore to protect.

Now the fate of the world hangs at the crossroads of human lies and artificial intelligence, and it's up to Packet to decide which road to take.

Robot or A.I., no one can ever be the same human twice.


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" Powerful and amazing... exquisite writing, imagination, and meticulous research. Spellbinding science and technology, carried forward by a powerful story and believable characters who make you care, laugh, worry, cry and cheer." ~Amazon

" After Mind was like no book I have ever read. The story of a boy named Packet was so unique. Wolf's detailed writing brought the vivid characters to life. As a former non-science fiction reader, I can say my mind is now changed." ~Amazon

" Stunning imagery. Beautiful and satisfying. It combines robots, memory alteration, and A.I. with relatable character struggles related to illness, growing up, family, and finding / understanding oneself." ~Amazon

" An intoxicating read, a story of possibilities, suspense and adventure." ~Goodreads

" Wolf took a boy with a rare disease, put his brain in a box, scrambled it all up into bits... and you watch what comes out as the boy resurrects it. Excellent story, excellent characters who are flawed, loving, hateful, guilty, evil, loyal - human, in other words - in breathtaking settings in Australia and inner space." ~Amazon

" I was amazed at the way Wolf captured the art of understanding life through the eyes of a child as much as through the 'memories' of an artificially intelligent being. The combination of sci-fi, psychology, engineering and drama was perfectly pulled together with characters that leave you rooting for a happy ending." ~Amazon

" Heart-wrenching for me. I was sad for Cessini. I loved the connection he had with Meg." ~Goodreads

" As someone not highly familiar with the science fiction genre, I was particularly drawn to the young characters, Packet and Meg. Through their relationship, struggles and triumphs, hopes and dreams." ~Amazon

" Simply a fantastic read." ~Amazon

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