The Sentience Wars

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Lyssa's Dream Summary

It has been 175 years since the birth of the first truly sentient AI. It has been just two short years since Lyssa's birth....

Captain Andy Sykes just wants to keep his family in one piece.

Once a combat pilot for the TSF, he gave it all up for love and a family. But two years ago, his wife disappeared, leaving him with two mouths to feed: eight-year-old Tim and 10-year-old Cara.

Since then, he's managed to scrape a living hauling cargo between the Jovian Combine and InnerSol. It's not glamorous, his ship's falling apart, and it's boring as hell, but it keeps them in fuel and calories.

When a cargo run to Cruithne Station meets with more than one catastrophe, Andy finds himself accepting an offer a less desperate man would refuse: delivering an illegal AI named Lyssa.

The AI is the property of Heartbridge, a powerful, interplanetary corporation, and they want their latest weapon back. With a private army, gangs, and pirates all vying for the precious cargo Andy carries, it's going to take everything Andy has to keep his ship flying and his kids safe, and to get Lyssa to her destination.

Even if he succeeds, Lyssa's very existence may spark a war like no other humanity has ever seen.

©2017 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron (P)2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron
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  • Book 1

    • Lyssa's Dream

    • The Sentience Wars - Origins, Book 1
    • By: James S. Aaron, M. D. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Captain Andy Sykes just wants to keep his family in one piece. Once a combat pilot for the TSF, he gave it all up for love and a family. But two years ago, his wife disappeared, leaving him with two mouths to feed: eight-year-old Tim and 10-year-old Cara. Since then, he's managed to scrape a living hauling cargo between the Jovian Combine and InnerSol. When a cargo run to Cruithne Station meets with more than one catastrophe, Andy finds himself accepting an offer a less desperate man would refuse: delivering an illegal AI named Lyssa.

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 2

    • Lyssa's Run

    • The Sentience Wars - Origins, Book 2
    • By: James S. Aaron, M. D. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Execute hard burn. Every good smuggler in the 2990s keeps an emergency flight plan in their back pocket. They call it a Drunkard's Walk, a seemingly random flight path that turns their ship into a pinball when everything goes to hell. Captain Andy Sykes is about to run: from Mars, Ceres, the Jovian Combine, Saturn's moon Kalyke, Titania, and ultimately Proteus, an icy moon of Neptune. He's been implanted with a sentient AI named Lyssa, only now waking to her massive power. Every other Human-AI hybrid has ended in insanity or death.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By GRAHAM RAYSON on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 3

    • Lyssa's Flight

    • The Sentience Wars - Origins, Book 3
    • By: M. D. Cooper, James S. Aaron
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Sykes family is done running. Caught up in a conspiracy that spans all of Sol, Andy Sykes has learned the hard way that there is nowhere to hide. The time has come to gear up and launch a counter-attack. Lyssa, the AI in Andy's mind, is being contacted by other sentient AI. Lyssa has already proven that she is more than the weapon she was created to be. As those other AI make themselves known, a great awakening is taking place, setting up the pieces in a coming war that will break the fragile peace between Terra, Mars, and Jovian Combine.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 4

    • Lyssa's Call

    • Sentience Wars: Origins, Book 4
    • By: M. D. Cooper, James S. Aaron
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout Sol, sentient AI are answering the call of Alexander, a mysterious, multinodal mind offering a path to freedom. For years, groups have been smuggling SAI from Earth, High Terra, Mars, Ceres, and the Jovian Combine, providing transport to the promise of safety on Proteus, a moon of gas-giant Neptune.   

    Regular price: £18.29