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A 3.5 year mission from which they'll never return, a 2.5 million lightyear journey to another galaxy, a 1.5 member crew comprising a solitary captain and a half-baked AI...
Captain Sideris is a loner and knows LETO ships like nobody else, having risen to command the Lunar-Earth construction fleet, as they build ships to mine asteroids and colonize Mars. Suddenly he finds the colonization effort is for another planet, in another galaxy, and he’s the sole human guinea pig being gated through a wormhole with an AI playing Noah to LETO SS Casindra’s ark.
Everything goes well as he starts to survey four planets they plan to exploit, as he gets to know emergent AI ‘Al’, as he discovers he’s building a special relationship with empathic cat ‘Simba’. Problem is message drones gated home are not being returned per protocol, with little explanation, no supplies, and some cryptic and disturbing messages.
This full length novel reminiscent of Clarke and Asimov is set in the multi-author multi-genre Paradisi universe. Casindra Lost opens the Lost Mission Series which explains what happened to some of the early missions that underlie the various Paradisi colonization and post-colonization stories. Welcome to the Paradisi Chronicles...
Casindra Lost will deeply satisfy anybody well vetted in the genres of science fiction, interested in AI, or who simply wants to contemplate the deeper meaning of what it means to be human...This extraordinary story made us think, and it compelled us to turn the pages as if we were running a red light. — Author's Circle
I love real science based SciFi and this is truly excellent. The author goes to a huge amount of trouble to ensure the scientific basis of what occurs. Can’t wait for next instalments. — Bob B
It reminded me of Isaac Asimov... The early ones... It's been ages since I read a classic scifi that reminded me of Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asimov. I need the next book!!! Honestly, I was going to glance through the first few pages but I would buy this in a heartbeat, I could not stop reading. It's a fantastic premise, with enough interesting science included. —Romana Challans