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Forever Jacob: Project New Hope by Vo Tran

Forever Jacob: Project New Hope

by Vo Tran

366 pages
Young robot, Jacob, must save his kind by recreating humans.

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Category: Fiction:SciFi Fantasy Horror
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About the Book
Jacob is first generation mechanical being with a problem. Actually, he has a monumental problem. And it's not the fact that all of his requests to be upgraded to a second generation or even a third generation have been rejected by his mom, Grace. Having to live life encased in a first generation body is nothing compared to what is occurring outside his window. Once a subtle distraction in the sky, what remains of the moon is now practically an arm's reach away. When it finally makes contact with the Earth, everything beneath its unequivocal might will vanish, including his kind.

Earth has been dead for years. Its rotation completely eradicated, allowing the moon to advance without remorse. It was the Mayor who destroyed Earth's rotation. It was his first attempt at ridding the Earth of its weakness - humans. Humans had created mechanical beings in a desperate attempt to extend their time on Earth. Little did they know their very own creations would aid in their extinction. Now with the Earth no longer able to sustain his kind, the Mayor has no choice but to initiate his final plan - Project New Hope. In the end, he will finally rid his kind of weakness once and for all.

Jacob understands that his time on Earth is nearing its conclusion. With help from newly formed friends, Wheeler and Hope (the Mayor's daughter), Jacob must find a way to extend his time on Earth. Unlike the Mayor, he sees potential left on Earth and thinks he can bring his kind back from the brink of extinction. His solution is equally as unorthodox as it is impossible. Simply put, Jacob wants to reverse the cycle of evolution, in order for evolution to repeat itself. Recreate the ones who created his kind - humans. If humans created his kind at one time, they must have the potential to create them again. The only problem is, Jacob has never even seen a human. In fact, "human" is not even a word he can locate his hard-drive.

Can Jacob use his most significant feature, harboured deep within him, to solve such a complex calculation? The moon is quickly approaching, and time is now the enemy. "Damn, 333. What did I get myself into?"

Eve is Earth's final breath - the last human to walk the face of Earth. Perched on top of a mountain, she sees them approaching, mechanical beings. Thousands of them. Their collective mass is strong enough to serrate the horizon. She knows what they want her to become - what their creator, her father, wants her to become. There is no escape. The mechanical beings have their primary orders to fulfill, and in this stage of their evolution, they never fail. Eve must now make the ultimate sacrifice - her decision will be her last. Will the final human in existence side with her father's creations or will she let Earth reclaim her?

Either way, Eve's future is directly linked to Jacob's past. Their stories will become one.

 

 

About the Author
Vo Tran was born in South Vietnam and moved to Ontario, Canada at a young age. He enjoys technology (for its limitless possibilities) and nature (for its purity and randomness). Forever Jacob is his first novel and it combines his love for visual arts and character creations.

 

 

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