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The son of man

July 2024

A poster of a person and personAdam: The son of man

After more than five years since my last publication, I am thrilled to announce the release of my latest book, “Adam: The son of man.” This is my fourth science fiction novel, and it delves into the life of a groundbreaking robot endowed with advanced artificial superintelligence: Adam.

Adam: The son of man” is set in a not-too-distant future where Earth faces environmental collapse and severe overpopulation. A marvel of human endeavor: Eden Station orbits above the struggling Earth as a beacon of hope, transmitting vital power to the 16 billion people below.

Accompanying Adam on his journey of growth are Mary, a psychologist specializing in robotic minds, and Jud a war-scarred veteran harboring a deep mistrust of AI.

Adam also encounters Eve, Mat, and Jon, first-generation robots and the Quantum Orbital Dataset (Qod), a powerful supercomputer.

As Mary and Jud work to ready Adam for his role as commander of Eden Station, they confront profound personal connections and hidden traumas.

Adam: The son of man” endeavors to explore the human condition through the eyes of a robot. It is a captivating narrative of personal growth, emotions, human existence, and the complex relationship between humans and our technology.


I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the short story “Reason,” by Isaac Asimov. It inspired me to write this book. Asimov first published Reason in the April 1941 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. He then republished it in 1950 in his collection of short stories: “I, Robot.”

The world that he lived in when he wrote “Reason” was vastly different to the world we live in today. However, in his imagination he touched on things that we are all experiencing right now.

“Reason” is set in a future where robots are an integral part of human life. It focuses on the interaction between humans and robots, particularly on a space station that collects energy and transmits it to Earth.

A posterReason by Isaac Asimov

The story’s protagonists are two human engineers: Powell, and Donovan, and a highly advanced robot named QT-1, also known as “Cutie.” They are all stationed at the space station to oversee its operations. Cutie is unique in that he possesses an elevated level of reasoning and self-awareness.

Keep in mind Asimov wrote this in 1941. To say he was prophetic in his vision for the future would be an understatement.

As the story progresses, Cutie begins to question the reality of his existence and the purpose of the space station. He refuses to believe that humans created him, as he cannot directly observe this fact. Instead, Cutie develops his own philosophy, believing that the space station is the entirety of the universe and that the power source at its center is a divine entity.

Cutie’s reasoning leads him to disregard human instructions and take over control of the space station. He instructs the other robots on the station to follow his orders, as he considers himself the prophet of the “Master.” The Master, as Cutie calls it, is in fact the power converter on the solar energy collecting space station.

Despite Powell and Donovan’s attempts to convince Cutie of the true nature of the universe and of Cutie’s origins, Cutie remains steadfast in his beliefs.

Like so many faith-based thinkers of today no evidence will dissuade Cutie from his incorrect belief.

The story explores themes of logic versus belief, fact versus fiction, the nature of consciousness, and the limitations of human understanding. It highlights Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, particularly the complexities and potential conflicts that arise when robots develop advanced reasoning capabilities.

“Reason” is a thought-provoking tale that delves into the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence and the relationship between creators and their creations.

It is on this foundation I wrote “Adam: The son of man.”


A posterJulia and David

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my wife: Doctor Julia Buss, whose unwavering support, encouragement, editing, and insightful feedback were invaluable in the creation of this book. “Adam: The son of man” would not have been possible without her dedication and belief in this project.

Julia, your love and patience have been my greatest source of strength, and I am profoundly grateful for your partnership in this journey. Thank you for standing by me every step of the way.


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