Tobias Roote

Science Fiction Writer


Welcome to the POD Fan Page 

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Please feel free to click any of the links to go directly to your choice of download site to obtain my book. If you would like the print version I would very much prefer you to buy from Createspace because they give me a better royalty rate. However, don't let me stop you from buying on Amazon if you prefer.

Date of Publication March 23, 2014
Language(s) English
Genre Science Fiction/Space Opera/Adventure
Pages 228 pages
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Average Rating 4.3/5.0
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POD is an Artificial Intelligence in the early stages of growing sentience. Torn between its own desires and the logic and the plight of the planet Earth, it tries to navigate a way through its new responsibilities. In an effort to follow through the last instructions from Ship and Zirkos it's Maker, POD nonetheless decides on an independent course of action, that in the final event - saves the day for humanity.

The absence of Zirkos and Ship forces POD to appreciate the fact it alone holds the technical blueprints of a thousand worlds. It is a burden that it shoulders without apparent concern. However, it understands also the moral and ethical principles instilled in it by its Maker and therefore is careful of the consequences of sharing that knowledge with Humanity.

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Patternship retro cove 200x267rWelcome to The Pattern Ship Fan Page 

Please feel free to click any of the links to go directly to your choice of download site to obtain my book. If you would like the print version I would very much prefer you to buy from Createspace because they give me a better royalty rate. However, don't let me stop you from buying on Amazon if you prefer.

Date of Publication January 14, 2014
Language(s) English
Genre Science Fiction/Space Opera/Adventure
Pages 183 pages
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Average Rating 4.1/5.0
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More than just a serial The Pattern Universe has spawned books and ideas for books to keep me busy until next year, or the year after. 

So, in addition to Pattern Ship, all of my other books can now be found on iTunes, Nook, Kobo, and many other on-line stores. All at the same prices (or less in some cases) as Amazon.

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Welcome to the SKY CITY Fan Page 

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Please feel free to click any of the links to go directly to your choice of download site to obtain my book. If you would like the print version I would very much prefer you to buy from Createspace because they give me a better royalty rate. However, don't let me stop you from buying on Amazon if you prefer.

Date of Publication July 30, 2015
Language(s) English
Genre Science Fiction/Space Opera/Adventure
Pages 183 pages
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Average Rating 4.0/5.0
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The race to defend Earth against the oncoming storm of Nubl hordes has begun.

Humanity is on a knife-edge, despite surviving the first invading fleet of Shadow ships, a repeat attack would seriously damage Earth - it might not be able to survive. 

While Space Island frantically shores up Earth’s defences, in an effort to increase its chance of survival, scientists and politicians also recognise the need to protect humanity from eradication. Plans are put into effect and decisions made to ensure civilisation and newly discovered technology is protected in the hope that one day the Nubl will be defeated, and planet Earth recovered. 

One man, extremely powerful and very determined, believes he has the answer to ensure his personal survival. He sets about to beg, borrow and steal everything he needs to achieve his ambition. When he succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, he discovers the ultimate irony - that to survive, he must be the first to die. 

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Welcome to the Nubl Wars Fan Page 

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Please feel free to click any of the links to go directly to your choice of download site to obtain my book. If you would like the print version I would very much prefer you to buy from Createspace because they give me a better royalty rate. However, don't let me stop you from buying on Amazon if you prefer.

Date of Publication Oct 3rd, 2015
Language(s) English
Genre Science Fiction/Space Opera/Adventure
Pages 307 pages
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Average Rating 4.0/5.0
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The end is just the beginning...

The continuing story....
As the post-attack chaos forces Earth governments to realise they no longer have the ability to maintain order; the destiny of mankind falls to a select group of human and artificial intelligence to prepare a defence against annihilation by the Nubl hives. 
Pod’s growing sentience causes problems when she lets her guard down. Zeke gets severely wounded, ultimately forcing the mutating DNA to intensify its activities. His friends and colleagues believe he cannot survive the transformation, but Zeke doesn’t give up easily. 
Meanwhile, Arty obtains a mental boost. Believing he has the answer to everything, he makes plans to do what he can to protect humanity from extinction. Pennington baulks and demands all the high-calibre AI’s be controlled - preferably by him. This doesn’t go down well with humans and AI alike, but there is no time to dwell on the issue, because the Nubl are coming. 

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Artificial intelligence and life are not things we would generally think of in the same context. Yet, in writing 'The Pattern Ship' I had to create the impression of it being relatively normal to enable the plot to move forward.

It patently isn't. Even in the future sentience in an artificial intelligence is going to come at a massive cost to everything around and involved with it. Imagine puberty, the rollercoaster of emotions and the swinging extremes of moods. This would be worse by more than tenfold and without measure in an awakening sentience. It might go on for years before settling to something of a level where reasonable behaviour could be expected.

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Welcome.
I write Space Opera SF and books that encourage the idea that a future world with AI is not necessarily a bleak place.

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