Friday, January 28, 2011
The Noise Within by Ian Whates
The Noise Within is filled with intriguing elements and characters. The Noise Within is a rogue AI controlled starship turned pirate. Kaufman Industries developed the starship that reappeared after a 20-year absence. Mal/Malcolm Kaufman the developer of the starship is a partial, a computer generated presence left after Mal died. Philip Kaufman is his son who is developing a working AI/Human melding. Jim Leyton is an eyegee, an augmented human with an intelligent gun. Then there are the humans The Noise Within recruited as crew, an isolated space station waiting for something to appear and the aliens. Each and every one has a part in the story.
The Noise Within is great Space Opera that does not go in a straight line. Ian Whates has created an exciting universe overflowing with possibilities. The scenes in the book jump between places and characters. Most of the characters and events come together near the end of the book but don’t expect any resolution. The Noise Within is a very good read but be warned the book ends with a lot unresolved and much up in the air. I was left with more questions than answers. I went on Ian Whates website to see if there was a sequel in the works. According to the website The Noise Within has been published with other books in the series still to come but no release date or working titles are mentioned. However, when I went to Solaris's website I found The Noise Revealed will be out in May of 2011. I am putting it on the list of books I am looking forward to in 2011. There are a lot of questions I want answered.
I purchased The Noise Within from Amazon.