Uncanny Valley #2
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dystopian
What is it that makes us truly human?
Rebecca Cordeaux’s entire world has been turned upside down. In a single day, she’s learned that Senate Leader Halpert and his Board of Advisors are actually illegal humanoid robots created underground twenty years ago—and they tried to have her killed. Her mother Karen, whom she always believed to be passionately against the cause of the Renegades, turns out to be their leader. And Liam, a man she never thought she cared for, is now fighting for his life—and she finds that she cares desperately.
Fortunately Karen, known to the Renegades as M, has planned for exactly this sort of eventuality. Using Rebecca’s father’s blueprints, Karen patiently built an underground compound in an abandoned part of the Americas where they can regroup and plan for the coming war. The compound becomes an unlikely oasis as their number grows, both on accident and on purpose. In attempting to recover her best friend and companion bot Madeline, Rebecca gets what she thought she’d always wanted: Andy arrives at the compound too, along with her friends Jake and Julie. But with the sudden addition of an old flame from Liam’s past, Rebecca discovers just how little acquainted she has been with her own heart.
Meanwhile, the Silver Six are running a worldwide campaign of indoctrination to ensure that the people are on their side. In the name of peace, they want nothing more than to wipe out every shred of resistance, while pursuing their ultimate goal of robotic superintelligence. With the assistance of a neuroscientist who helped to build the Silver Six decades ago, Rebecca attempts to understand how synthetic minds work, hoping this information can be used against them. She’s sure that the mysterious, brilliant, and beautiful Alessandra Russo is the key somehow, but Alex’s hatred for the Silver Six is only matched by her hatred for the Renegades. Can the Renegades find and exploit the weakness of the Silver Six before synthetic intelligence passes the point of no return?
PRAISE FOR THE SILVER SIX:
“New characters, new twists, new levels of danger, intrigue and even good old fashioned human jealousies, as well as tense, intellectual interactions make THE SILVER SIX a fabulous read from start to finish!” —Dianne, Tome Tender
“The story is well written, the characters keep on evolving and the action is always present. …I really enjoy C.A. Gray’s writing and this series keeps getting better. I cannot wait to read the next book.” —Ruth, Books Are My Way of Life
“C.A Gray is a fantastic writer and The Silver Six didn’t disappoint. …The characters are totally relatable and I cannot wait to see them develop and change even more in the next book. The sci-fi and dystopian elements of Uncanny Valley are propelled into a new dimension and I loved it even more than the first.” —Heather-Amie, Krimsuun Pages