While Colonel Lancaster was chatting with Captain Drake, the students and the scientist were getting Scarlett up.
Scarlett is an Artificial Intelligence. While David created her basic technology, Victor gave her life and personality. In truth, he made her love him, which she now does. Unlike other AI’s, she is happy, loving, flirty, and thanks to David, technically superior to any AI ever created. She expresses the emotions of a human better than any AI before her.
She not only can multi-task hundreds of problems at once, she can flirt and tease while doing so.
Dangers continue even as the crew of soldiers, scientists, and brilliant teens quantum leap to space near Titan.
Captain Drake has his own agenda, and it doesn’t include Colonel Lancaster, or the students being alive for much longer. Fortunately, the scientists and students are a formidable group to go against. The attempted takeover is stopped with only one death.
When Scarlett lands the ship on the north pole near the methane lake, they discover several sentient life forms. They also learn that the moon, Pan, is actually a ship called the Death Star, mining minerals in the outer rings of Saturn. Even more shocking—Jupiter is not a planet, but a disguised ‘eye in the sky’ watching over the mining interests of a superior sentient planet.
Lancaster sighed. “Any chance Scarlett is up?”
Scarlett appeared wearing a yellow frilly dress with a matching umbrella. “Yes, I am, honey bunch! And despite being a southern girl, I’m all for the North on this one. Once we make sufficient fuel, we can check out the south pole, but right now we need to be gliding gently to the North Pole at an angle of 13.7 degrees.”
Lancaster was pleased to see Scarlet back in action, but clearly Drake was not happy in the least. “Thank you for your excellent input. We’ll disconnect the monitors for a moment, so we may discuss matters up here.”
Drake disconnected the monitors then glared in fury. “Who the hell is Scarlet and how did she get on this ship?”
“She’s an AI. She came over with the rest of the equipment. I’ve no idea how they got her up so quickly, but I’m very glad they did, because she has saved our lives more times than I can count. I expect her to do the same here.”
Drake sighed heavily. “Sorry for the outburst.”
“It was justified. I did sneak Amy on board.”
“Yeah, and I don’t like being crossed twice. But since we have plenty of time to discuss the matter—”
“First, did you place us in the glide angle that Scarlet suggested?”
Drake’s brow furrowed. “No. I placed it in the angle I chose, which just happened to be the angle it suggested. Now to the AI. I’m very glad we have one; but does it have a second personality?”
“I don’t believe so, but to be honest, she is so helpful, that you’ll soon forget her flirtatious ways and southern accent. For she might very well be the finest AI ever created.”
“Where did you get her from?”
“Dr. Victor Kiev and David Sarns built her.”
“Ah, then she probably is the finest AI.” Drake paused and tilted his head. “Why would they make her so ditsy?”
“She’s not ditsy; she’s flirtatious. I expect Victor wanted someone to truly love him, which she does.”
“AI’s don’t have feelings.”
Lancaster arched a brow. “Just talk to her a bit and she’ll grow on you.”
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Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
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From the amazing mind of Liza O'Connor, Arrival Titan carries on the story of a group of brilliant teenagers and outstanding scientists who must not only survive on a new planet but reproduce in order to keep the human race alive.
Filled with humor and action, Ms. O'Connor tells the story of guts and determination, in the face of insurmountable odds. The colonists are what is best in the human race. I just wish we had more of them here on Earth today to help with our own problems.
For fans of science fiction and amazing storytelling, Arrival Titan will keep you up reading into the wee hours. It's a must.