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? ...
|Title||:||Dogs of War|
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|Number of Pages||:||262 pages|
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Dogs of War Reviews
Excellent near future SF that delves deep into the ethical questions that arise from augmenting animals and transforming them into a state of personhood. It is just as heartwrenching as you might expect.
I was made to be a weapon but I have lived a life. I was born an animal, they made me into a soldier and treated me as a thing. ...Servant and slave, leader and follower, I tell myself I have been a Good Dog. Nobody else can decide that for me.
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
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It is when we talk, rather than shout and bark and snarl, that the humans fear us most. I do not understand that. To talk is human: why are we more frightening when we are human than when we are dog?
Dogs of War is written by Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the brilliant Children of Time book and the Shadows of the Apt series.
On the surface, Dogs of War is the story of Rex, a bio-form based on a dog, who is designed to be a soldier. But, scra ...more
A modo de resumen rápido: este es un libro de ciencia ficción hard en un envoltorio suave.
Es una lectura asequible, que no trata de impresionar al lector con conceptos herméticos o palabras rimbombantes para que se vea que el autor sabe mucho de ciencia.
No, aquí la ciencia es creíble porque nos sitúa en un futuro no tan lejano (dentro de veinte, tal vez cincuenta años) en el que aún podemos reconocer nuestro presente. A través de la mente simple de un perro iremos avanzando en un trama que se ...more
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.
e-arc given to me via netgalley in exchange for an honest review
”Life is constant creation and destruction. The trick is knowing one from another”
This book is about a group of engineered bioform animals. They're used as weapons in the war cause they can carry out orders given to them by their master. Rex is a dog, also the leader of the group which consists of a bear, a giant lizard/dragon and bees.
Something about this book is that you will find the animals more intriguing than the humans. I ...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.
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