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The Mother Code What it means to be human and a mother is put to the test in Carole Stivers debut novel set in a world that is chilling and precarious than everThe year isWhen a deadly non viral agent intended for biowarfare spreads out of control, scientists must scramble to ensure the survival of the human race They turn to their last resort, a plan to place genetically engineered children inside the cocoons of large scale robots to be incubated, birthed, and raised by machines But there is yet one hope of preserving the human order an intelligence programmed into these machines that renders each unique in its own right the Mother Code Kai is born in America s desert southwest, his only companion his robot Mother, Rho Z Equipped with the knowledge and motivations of a human mother, Rho Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive But as children like Kai come of age, their Mothers transform too in ways that were never predicted When government survivors decide that the Mothers must be destroyed, Kai must make a choice Will he break the bond he shares with Rho Z Or will he fight to save the only parent he has ever known In a future that could be our own, The Mother Code explores what truly makes us human and the tenuous nature of the boundaries between us and the machines we create

10 thoughts on “The Mother Code

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    New week, New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live through And of course, I couldn t resist including this gorgeous book in another video Hey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written ReviewIf all of th

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Get ready to flip pages and encounter a quiet disturbing mash up of two intriguing subgenres Genetic mutation and fatal disease When bioterror knocks on your door, you cannot easily run away So buckle up and join this thrilling sci fi adventure I have to warn you before you jump in without your swimsuits, you gotta have some t

  3. Emily May Emily May says:

    But now everything had changed He d have to learn, all over again, how this world worked. The Mother Code was a challenging read for me Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist and, I have to say, this book feels like it was written by a Silicon Valley biochemist Which I know will be a huge plus for many readers But, unfortunate

  4. Kaceey Kaceey says:

    Chalk it up to bad timing I was so excited to read this book since I first heard about it Then came Covid 19 I d put this book off long enough and knew I had to try But honestly it was a struggle to read about a biological agent that can spread and kill No matter how dissimilar the book was to our reality, at that point my anxie

  5. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A young child knows Mother as a smelled skin, a halo of light, a strength in the arms, a voice that trembles with feeling Later the child wakes and discovers this mother and adds facts to impressions, and historical understanding to facts Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.It all begins with a bioweapon named IC NAN that is dep

  6. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    A huge fan of Science Fiction, I was looking forward to The Mother Code unfortunately, the terminology used in this novel was a bit beyond me as I don t know all that much about biowarfare, bioweapons, bioterrorism and genetic mutation Though the premise truly intrigued me ensuring the human race, the execution went over my head a

  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Wow, The Mother Code was a bit frightening to read right now both because it includes a pandemic and because it felt so real I m not a regular reader of science fiction, so some of the technology and terminology was a little beyond me, but that didn t keep me from being engaged in the story In the future, the children are engineere

  8. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    The Mother Code is an extremely clever and addictive post apocalyptic drama, exploring parental relationships and our increasing reliance on technology a thought provoking, atmospheric narrative that keeps you immersed throughout.The end of human existence as we know it has been done many times in literature Carole Stivers manages t

  9. Chelsea | Thriller Book Babe & Chelsea | Thriller Book Babe & says:

    This book was not what I was expecting It was a bittechnical than I expected and I wasn t really able to follow along very well I think people who areinto science fiction would be a better audience than myself I wasn t sure on some terms and felt that I couldn t follow along enough to finish the book.

  10. Bethany Bethany says:

    Actual Rating 2.5 starsThe Mother Code has some interesting ideas, but the execution ismessy I can definitely see why the film rights were snapped up This could easily be a blockbuster film, but as a novel it isn t great This is a apocalyptic novel about robots designed to birth and raise the last human babies after a biological weapo

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