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Originator

(2015)
(The sixth book in the Cassandra Kresnov series)
A novel by

 
 
Hope for the future in the hands of an enemy from the past...

Cassandra Kresnov must find the answers that could free her people--or doom her family. A quarter of a million people die in the destruction of the moon Cresta. The League civil war is accelerating out of control, but projections indicate that as their technologically induced sociological dysfunction continues, all of humanity may face a similar fate. In the aftermath of Cresta's destruction, Sandy Kresnov discovers the alien Talee operative Cai in Tanusha, there to learn just how far the insanity has gone. The Talee have seen this before, and they are terrified of anything threatening a recurrence.

Meanwhile Sandy's old nemesis Renaldo Takewashi, the self-proclaimed father of synthetic intelligence, comes to the Federation seeking asylum. Talewashi may even have a cure--previously unknown Talee technology implanted into a human child subject: Sandy's little boy, Kiril. But it is exactly this technology that the Talee fear, and they will exterminate anyone caught using it. Now Sandy must fight to save her family from a terrible new threat, but doing so may plunge humanity into another destructive war between humans or, worse, against the massively advanced Talee. And what final secret are the Talee protecting about the origins of synthetic humans like Sandy, who could either liberate Sandy's fellow synthetics from bondage or spell disaster for all of humanity?

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Originator: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel
Author(s): Joel Shepherd
ISBN: 1-61614-992-2 / 978-1-61614-992-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Originator (Cassandra Kresnov)
Author(s): Joel Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5226-6112-3 / 978-1-5226-6112-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Originator: Cassandra Kresnov, Book 6
Author(s): Joel Shepherd
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Originator: Cassandra Kresnov, Book 6
Author(s): Joel Shepherd
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Originator: Cassandra Kresnov, Book 6
Author(s): Joel Shepherd
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Originator: Cassandra Kresnov, Book 6
Author(s): Joel Shepherd
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK