Dogs of War (Paperback)
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Dogs of War (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/06/2018
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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?

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781786693907
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

'This is superior stuff, tackling big themes - gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness - with brio' Financial Times.
'A joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human' Patrick Ness.
'A gripping dive into bioethics and AI that I couldn't put down' New Scientist.
'When it comes to science fiction, my primitive brain always craves action and pretty explosions. My higher self is looking for a plot that forces me to engage my brain and think. With Dogs of War, Adrian Tchaikovsky has managed the near impossible and delivered both masterfully' The Eloquent Page.
'Thoughtful and emotionally affecting, yet also exciting and unpredictable' SFX 5* review.
'Tchaikovsky is a phenomenal author, a modern powerhouse of fiction ... Speculative fiction at its best' Starburst magazine.
'A timely warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence and super weapons in the hands of unscrupulous powers' Guardian.
'A novel which takes war and broadens the concept to include peacetime ramifications of this new frontier technology through sociopolitical commentary which in turn gives the characters and theme a 360 feel delivered through a multi POV narrative ... This book is great, read it' Just a Guy Who Likes to Read.
'The nuance of the story could easily have been lost in imagery of massive animals running impossible missions, but Tchaikovsky is a skilled navigator and guides us deftly along to a very satisfying conclusion ... The work of an author on the very top of his game' Boney Abroad.
'A chilling portrayal of the future, humanised, ironically, by the lovability of the primary character, Rex ... Tchaikovsky demonstrates, yet again, that he is an excellent storyteller whether in fantasy of science fiction' Concatenation.
'A pretty stellar work of speculative fiction ... I promise you'll never see dogs in the same way again' The Roaring Bookworm.

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“Good dog, bad dog”

Rex is the leader of a unit of bioform soldiers. Part augmented dog, part machine, he is a tougher, faster and altogether superior soldier compared to his human masters but also entirely expendable. Rex and his... More

Hardback edition
28th October 2017
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Angie Groves at Blackpool

“Good Dog!”

Oh man. What a book!

This is a book I could have easily devoured in one sitting, I didn't, I couldn't, I needed to think.

This is a book about bioforms, in particular Rex, a monstrous dog, created to... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
20th June 2018
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Emma Prince at Southampton West Quay

“Rex is a GOOD DOG!”

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... More

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