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Summary

Some unexpected help with the single-planet problem

Billionaire industrialist Ted Burke understands that humanity has always balanced on the edge of a knife. A single planetary cataclysm could wipe out the human race. As long as humanity only occupies one planet, the danger exists.

Computer genius Bernd Decker understands it, too. Together, Burke and Decker come up with a daring plan to send human colonies out to multiple other planets. Not least among their problems is that no one yet has solved the problem of interstellar travel.

Bernd Decker's computer project offers to help. But Decker doesn't realize that the Joint Artificial Neural Intelligence Computation Engine - JANICE - has crossed the Singularity.

©2021 Richard F. Weyand (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 15-12-21

This really seems like a "first story"

Not as in ghe start of a series, but as an author's early work. There was not anything 'wrong' with it, per se, but it was seriously lacking in conflict. almost all of the problems were engineering issues and seemed to be easily overcome.
It seemed to me that everything went far too smoothly. I really expected more friction. But then I've seen this in a lot of early stories and expect that Richard's stories will improve with time.