My name is Rex. I am a good dog. Rex is also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry and his voice resonates with subsonics especially designed to instil fear. With Dragon, Honey and Bees, he's part of a Multiform Assault Pack operating in the lawless anarchy of Campeche, south-eastern Mexico. Rex is a genetically engineered Bioform, a deadly weapon in a dirty war. He has the intelligence to carry out his orders and feedback implants to reward him when he does. All he wants to be is a Good Dog. And to do that he must do exactly what Master says and Master says he's got to kill a lot of enemies. But who, exactly, are the enemies? What happens when Master is tried as a war criminal? What rights does the Geneva Convention grant weapons? Do Rex and his fellow Bioforms even have a right to exist? And what happens when Rex slips his leash? ...
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Dogs of War Reviews
This is an incredible view into a very very possible future. Dogs of war will make you think about the future of warfare, science and mankind. Actually, more like the nature of being. (yes, I am being vague...but I don't spoil things remember)
Great, very deep characters, which is an accomplishment considering the premise of the story, cracking action and great pace to the tale, This is a great holiday read if you like your scifi with a military edge.
Bioform Rex is trying to be a Good Boy, the kind of Good Dog his Master wants him to be. But when he is cut from that hierarchy, he must make his own decisions with the help of his friends in the Multi-form Assault Pack: Bees, Dragon, and Honey. Reminiscent of Flowers for Algernon, Rex's story is one of self-discovery, changing perceptions, and the building of personal morality. His evolving situation, from military asset to something more, means he must ask himself questions he was never progra ...more
Dogs of War is one of the only books I have ever finished that I have wanted to go right back to the start and begin reading again, it’s astonishing and by and far the best book I have read this year.
Rex’s plight as a bioform soldier is equally fascinating and moving. Part dog, part giant and used by his Master to commit terrible war crimes using his aptly named ‘Big Dogs’, Rex begins his journey into a world where things are not as simple as identifying the difference between enemy and friend ...more
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book I have read by Adrian Tchaikovsky but it will not be the last. I like stories with modified and cybernetic beings so this book really appealed to me.
The book was told from various POVs which I felt really developed the story. At the beginning, more POVs were used but then as the story progressed, only 2 remained. Just to clarify, that isn't a spoiler - don't assume from the reduction in POVs that the ...more
Rex is a Good Dog. He is also nearly eight foot tall, bulletproof and carries gigantic guns. He is a dog of war, a killing machine. But he is a Good Dog because he does what his Master tells him. He leads his team of Bioforms into warzones and he kills the Enemy. The Enemy is whoever his Master tells him; big humans, small humans, humans with guns, humans without. Rex is a Good Dog and all he wants is to make his Master happy.
But things can't stay that simple for Rex forever and from a simple y ...more
Dogs of War is one of those books that turned into a very happy surprise for me. I requested a copy of this because I’ve read this author before and liked his style of writing and so whilst the theme worried me a little, because I imagined it was going to maybe be a bit more military style than I would normally attempt, I had faith that Tchaikovsky would win me over. I wasn’t wrong. Dogs of War is so much more than a military style story, in fact after the ...more
The novel starts as Military-SF set during a dirty war in Mexico, turns briefly into a court room drama and evolves into a wonderful book about enhanced animals, humans, post-humans, machines, and the increasingly dissolving boundaries between all of it, it is about singularity and hive minds, an extremely stimulating read which may be a good fictional companion of Harari’s HOME DEUS. For us humans of the old-fashioned, non-enhanced type, this read is both chilling and stimulating.
*copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*
Dogs of War is a standalone sci-fi novel from Adrian Tchaikovsky (whose science-fiction credentials include the superlative Children of Time, which we looked at very favourably last year).
It’s a book which explores a lot of interesting ideas, including the role of artificial intelligence in society, exactly what we define as humanity, the ethics of conflict resolution and the manufacturing of sentient biological life. But it does all of this through ...more