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~FREE E-PUB ☿ Dogs of War ♧ 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 4.5 Ok Adrian Tchaikovsky is becoming one of my favourite authors After reading Children of Time, I knew I needed to read something else from the same author.Rex just wants to be a Good Dog Rex has a Master Rex kills enemies because his Master says so But what makes someone something an enemy The development of Rex throughout the story is phenomenal I don t want to spoil anything, but the way the author chose to show us that is fantastic Less thought provoking than Children of Time but sti 4.5 Ok Adrian Tchaikovsky is becoming one of my favourite authors After reading Children of Time, I knew I needed to read something else from the same author.Rex just wants to be a Good Dog Rex has a Master Rex kills enemies because his Master says so But what makes someone something an enemy The development of Rex throughout the story is phenomenal I don t want to spoil anything, but the way the author chose to show us that is fantastic Less thought provoking than Children of Time but still an excellent book with some really interesting ideas and discussions What at first appeared to be a straight tale of totally augmented dogs and other animals refitted with all the glorious technology of war, designed to be true monsters completely obedient to their masters, eventually became a tale of ethics and morality couched in legal drama, societal commentary, and complicated decisions.I m quite impressed This isn t just a war dog story taken literally It s a full blown discussion on what makes humanity, transhumanism rights, and the pitfalls of certain ki What at first appeared to be a straight tale of totally augmented dogs and other animals refitted with all the glorious technology of war, designed to be true monsters completely obedient to their masters, eventually became a tale of ethics and morality couched in legal drama, societal commentary, and complicated decisions.I m quite impressed This isn t just a war dog story taken literally It s a full blown discussion on what makes humanity, transhumanism rights, and the pitfalls of certain kinds of tech, focusingor less on those that remove free will, but it s not always about the tech.What are any of us Truly We hide behind entities and justifications just as damning as the operant conditioning so tightly discussed in this novel Good boy, Rex, you re a good dog lol yeah, indeed.It s similar to Tchaikovsky s other novels in that he s got a big thing going on about personified animals or a wide variation on the theme, but like his other SF novel, Children of Time, I really like his SF much better than his fantasy There s a lotdepth that I can sink my teeth into, IMHO It s not as epic as CoT, either, but it s certainly a very interesting ride Don t go into it expecting the same thing it starts out with The novel changes with the MC or I should say the MCs Damn, I love Honey It s worth reading just for her 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 , means he must ask himself questions he was never progra 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 , means he must ask himself questions he was never programmed to consider what is the right thing to do And what happens when his Master orders him to go against this burgeoning understanding Told through multiple perspectives, including some of the other bioforms, the books presents a complex picture of humanity, especially when being human does not necessarily mean you are humane It gives the larger issues of the book a real vibrancy and immediacy And there s lots in there the right to life, the viability of artificial intelligence, genetic manipulation, the rights of animals, ethical warfare The sci fi setting only enhances the ability of the author to ask these big questions, they are our current concerns writ large On top of all that, it s full of action and has a serious emotional punch My only criticism is that the end section felt overly long, even if the climax was both moving and apropos Overall, a fun and thought provoking read.ARC via Netgalley Dogs of War was not the book I was expecting to read in a good way I ve long been a fan of Adrian Tchaikovsky, his Shadows of the Apt epic fantasy series is great and I really enjoyed his fantasy adventure novel Spiderlight In Dogs of War, Tchaikovsky turns his talents towards sci fi with genetically engineered bioforms animals enhanced by weaponised technology and given the smarts to communicate with humans on near like for like levels The protagonist is Rex, a genetically enhanced dog w Dogs of War was not the book I was expecting to read in a good way I ve long been a fan of Adrian Tchaikovsky, his Shadows of the Apt epic fantasy series is great and I really enjoyed his fantasy adventure novel Spiderlight In Dogs of War, Tchaikovsky turns his talents towards sci fi with genetically engineered bioforms animals enhanced by weaponised technology and given the smarts to communicate with humans on near like for like levels The protagonist is Rex, a genetically enhanced dog who carries out deadly missions as instructed by his master Along with his team of bioforms which includes bees, a bear, and a reptile named Dragon, Rex is subjected to brutal combat on near suicide missions, fighting in a war he knows nothing about Intelligent is his own right, it takes Honey, the enhanced bear, to release Rex and co from the confines of their masters pull strings for him to see a world beyond violence, a world where bioforms can bethan weapons.I loved the way these characters evolved from combat team to individuals with their own goals, each with a unique voice to go along with their unique physical attributes and all with a surprising amount of character depth.Dogs of War isn t all about combat it s 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.My rating 5 5 stars.In short, this book is great, read it 4.5 starsExcellent 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. My name is Rex I am a Good Dog Rex is definitely a Good Dog He s also a nearly eight feet tall bio engineered cybernetically enhanced dog soldier with access to heavy weaponry and networked to a whole squad of other artificial bioweapons Being introduced to each of them is a really well done in text I won t spoil it hereMost of the humans who are hiding are the small humans, the immature ones Master says we must kill all of them Rex is a smart dog, but he s bred and programmed to obMy name is Rex I am a Good Dog Rex is definitely a Good Dog He s also a nearly eight feet tall bio engineered cybernetically enhanced dog soldier with access to heavy weaponry and networked to a whole squad of other artificial bioweapons Being introduced to each of them is a really well done in text I won t spoil it hereMost of the humans who are hiding are the small humans, the immature ones Master says we must kill all of them Rex is a smart dog, but he s bred and programmed to obey his Master who is busy prosecuting an illegal personal war using horrific methods and is using Rex s squad to cover it all up But while Rex is smart, he s not the smartest person on his team, nor is he without friends even if he doesn t know they exist or why they care.An enduring theme in science fiction is the way humans are going to interact with non human intelligences In the last few years the focus of a lot of serious works in the field have shifted from space aliens as the likely intelligences that we will interact with to the looming and everlikely Artificial Intelligence I made this point in other recent reviews of Autonomous and Sea of Rust , and there are certainly lots of great books about AI in science fiction at the moment In this, Adrian Tchaikovsky postulates uplifted animals as another likely contact between humans and non humans, and he does so with brilliant self consistency in his extremely believable world Rex is farhuman than animal, but he s also recognizably non human with a lot of basic behavior coming from his canine ancestry He s also a very relatable character who over the whole book has to contend with his programming and whether what he does is moral or not.I loved Rex I loved his squad and the people who befriend him A really wonderful book from an author who has become a must read for me e arc given to me via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewLife is constant creation and destruction The trick is knowing one from anotherThis 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 animalsintriguing than the humans e arc given to me via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewLife is constant creation and destruction The trick is knowing one from anotherThis 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 animalsintriguing than the humans I loved reading from Rex s perspective and anytime it was a person s POV, I got very bored.The author did a great job with the animals, they had emotions, thoughts and different personalities They even went through an intense character development, especially RexMy name is Rex I am a good DogAt first, Rex was a dog that worried about not pleasing his master and not making the right decisions but am glad that I got to see him getting over those fears and being himself.The reason am not giving this book five stars is because it was so boring at times The writing was a little bit difficult to get into at first but I got used to it whenever it was Rex speaking but anytime it was humans, I found their whole dialogue boring I don t even think they should have their own point of view, it wasn t too necessary I d recommend this book to Sci fi fans looking for something different and animal lovers My thoughts in a nutshell I don t read sci fi, I can t enjoy it, but I m always trying to find an exception I understood why people love this book It has a lot of important questions What makes us human What if the bioform half human half animal are intelligent species with emotions Do they have rights or they just weapons Rex is a dog, and he wants to be a good dog His master wants Rex to kill the enemies, but who is the real enemy What makes someone an enemy Lots of ethics, lots of My thoughts in a nutshell I don t read sci fi, I can t enjoy it, but I m always trying to find an exception I understood why people love this book It has a lot of important questions What makes us human What if the bioform half human half animal are intelligent species with emotions Do they have rights or they just weapons Rex is a dog, and he wants to be a good dog His master wants Rex to kill the enemies, but who is the real enemy What makes someone an enemy Lots of ethics, lots of mortality Brilliant.I won t rate this book because I m not the right audience, but I highly recommend it to sci fi lovers 4.5 This was nearly a 5 star It starts with a bang of action Bio engineered dogs plus other animals working for an organisation with crwzy weaponary destroy a civilian outpost You can feel the pull of freedom or questioning his master in Rexs voice through his chapters Great action and characters, as well as an intriguing plot It changes tact and slowly becomes a different novel or beast altogether The novel changes direction and approaches questions about politics, ethics n relation to 4.5 This was nearly a 5 star It starts with a bang of action Bio engineered dogs plus other animals working for an organisation with crwzy weaponary destroy a civilian outpost You can feel the pull of freedom or questioning his master in Rexs voice through his chapters Great action and characters, as well as an intriguing plot It changes tact and slowly becomes a different novel or beast altogether The novel changes direction and approaches questions about politics, ethics n relation to the use and creation of these war machines, what makes us human, freedom of speech and also AI in our workforce and its issues and problems it could create with increasing change The last 50 pages I felt just didnt close it the way I d hoped for Still one of the better reads this year so far Cant wait forfrom this author This is acomplex book than just war machine animals going aroind on tactical missions It really deals with issues that we potentially will face if they havent already occurred Great worldbuilding, perfectly written epescially the different tones of the characters, just fell short at the end