Rome's Revolution

Michael Brachman
science fiction > hard science fiction + space opera
Rome's Revolution (Rome's Revolution #1) - Michael Brachman

Imagine waking up 14 centuries from now, only to discover that everything you know about the universe is wrong and you are nothing but a despised relic from the long-dead past.

Rome's Revolution is an interstellar saga about a man from the 21st century and a woman from the 35th century who fight forces from the incomprehensibly large to the infinitesimally small, all intent on destroying mankind. Cinematic in scope, Rome’s Revolution offers romance, comedy, heart-pounding thrills, suspense, “legal” time travel, and meticulously researched hard science. It is a love story and a culture clash that celebrates the triumph of the individual over a mass-mind that thinks it is infallible. Rome’s Revolution has it all: robots, aliens, computers, genetic manipulation, spaceships that travel faster than light and some that travel a lot slower.

Rome’s Revolution chronicles the adventures of Rei Bierak, a twenty-something male from the very near future. Rei, along with 542 other humans, is frozen and launched in the Ark II toward the stars with the hope of establishing a colony on a habitable world in the Tau Ceti system. During Rei’s long trip, modern civilization has collapsed, and society has reformed into a decidedly different model. The 24-chromosome mind-connected humans of the future called the Vuduri are efficient, indifferent, and emotionally deficient. The Vuduri have conquered faster-than-light travel and have established an outpost in the Pi3 Orionis system (aka Tabit) to study why certain stars are disappearing. Awakening 1388 years in the future, Rei meets Rome, a beautiful half-breed Vuduri woman, who is eventually ostracized for consorting with him. Rei and Rome are joined by OMCOM, a super-computer with delusions of omnipotence. Together, they fend off a hostile society, saboteurs, and technology indistinguishable from magic. The fate of humanity, perhaps even life itself, hangs in the balance.

If you are looking for some science in your science fiction, this book is for you. (One other note: this story is true, it just hasn’t happened yet.)

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Release date: 2011
Genres: science fictionhard science fiction + space opera
Average rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: August 28, 2021

Rome's Revolution :: Series

Belongs to the series Rome's Revolution Universe

Rome's Revolution (Rome's Revolution #1)
The Ark Lords (Rome's Revolution #2)
Rome's Evolution (Rome's Revolution #3)

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10/10 |
December 23, 2012
As the author, I thought I'd share a slightly different viewpoint as to how the story came into being. Originally written in 1973 as a short story entitled VIRUS 5, you can imagine the underlying technology has changed significantly over the last 40 ...