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Plot[ edit ] The series explains that after our own time, humanity had become entirely complacent and dependent upon thinking machines; recognizing this weakness, a group of ambitious, militant humans calling themselves the Titans use this widespread reliance on machine intelligence to seize control of the entire universe. The Titans soon make the transition into cyborgs called cymeks ; through the use of specialized interfaces, their brains are installed inside giant, mobile, mechanized "bodies. Their rule lasts for a century. Then, having mistakenly given one attendant artificial intelligence program too much autonomy, the Titans suddenly find themselves overthrown and enslaved by an AI consciousness calling itself Omnius that seizes control of the entire universe though the interconnected machine network. For over years the Titans live in perpetual servitude to Omnius, cruelly subjugating humanity, quelling human insurrections and secretly plotting their own return to power. The relatively few planets of remaining free humans are united under the League of Nobles, a government using what resources it has to defend the League Worlds against machine aggression.
And the sales continue to increase as eReaders become more ubiquitous in the British Commonwealth. Today, the eReader device or app market in England and Europe is growing substantially. The market in Asia is about to explode.
No matter how old those backlist titles are, they are new to most of the world. Many of my published novels appeared in the US and UK, but never received widespread international distribution, appearing only in occasional import bookshops.
Translations are a different problem entirely, because finding and paying a translator is a significant expense, often not considered worthwhile in small markets. My international fan club has members from 52 different countries around the world.
Where would they find a copy? The teacher told me she had read some, but not all, of my Saga of Seven Suns series in India, in English. Near her home there was a bookstore that catered to expatriates and carried imported British editions, but the selection was random and unpredictable. Whenever she saw one of my books, she would buy it; she kept going back to the store, hoping to complete her collection of the Saga, but it was no certain thing.
And sales of smartphones and tablets are booming all around the world. Without me doing anything, my readership is growing by leaps and bounds.
Torgersen and others. Accustomed to paying extremely high import fees, many foreign readers are flabbergasted by that price. But an eBook is really only an email. A text file, as easily delivered to my friends in Christchurch, New Zealand as to one of my local fans in Colorado Springs. Why do I keep specifying Amazon and Kobo?
For many of my titles, such as the Dan Shamble Zombie PI series, a traditional publisher controls the US and Canada distribution rights, while I retain the international rights.
Therefore, when WordFire Press puts up an international edition, I have to respect the territories where the other publisher is allowed to sell the book. His methods of study often entail human vivisection and torture in his slave pens.
Erasmus takes a liking to Serena, as does the young Vorian Atreides. Serena realizes she is pregnant with Xavier's child, and later gives birth to a baby boy whom she names Manion after her father. Erasmus finds this distraction inconvenient, and not only removes Serena's uterus but kills her young son in front of her.
This single event incites the entire Jihad, and young Manion is soon labelled the first martyr, Manion the Innocent. Vorian, learning about the murder and realizing the lie he lives as a machine trustee, betrays his machine masters and flees with Serena. They are joined by another trustee, Iblis Ginjo , a slave leader who masterminds the rebellion on Synchronized Earth. The first human victory of the so-called Butlerian Jihad is the destruction of Earth and the Earth Omnius using atomics.
The brutal Titans are desperate to break free of their machine masters and wage their own techno-misanthropic war, and Omnius and Erasmus are determined to conquer and destroy all of humanity once and for all. And on a lonely desert planet known as Arrakis , the seeds of legend are sown with Selim Wormrider, an outcast from his tribe, who sees the future of Shai-Hulud and makes it his mission to save his God from those who would wish to take the spice.
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