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Major Jake Thomas is on a roll. With the help of the Artificial Life: Intelligent Computing Environments, or ALICE systems, he has successfully faced off with the hostile NeHaw three times. With continued support from his inner circle of female recruits, all handpicked by the ALICEs to further their own agenda, he continues to try to help the earth return to glory. As he wMajor Jake Thomas is on a roll. With the help of the Artificial Life: Intelligent Computing Environments, or ALICE systems, he has successfully faced off with the hostile NeHaw three times. With continued support from his inner circle of female recruits, all handpicked by the ALICEs to further their own agenda, he continues to try to help the earth return to glory. As he works to assemble a space fleet from captured and constructed vessels to address the expanding NeHaw aggression, the terrestrial challenges at home continue to pile up. With troubles in California, Maine, and Washington State to plague Jake and his team, the threat of a two front war looms ahead. ...

Title : alice 9
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ISBN : 27387022
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 278 Pages
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alice 9 Reviews

  • Roger John Jones
    2019-04-19 19:29

    Great second episodeUsually the second etc. Books start to drag. Not in this case. Fresh perspectives and fresh challenges. Great fun. Looking forward to book 3.

  • shaun holmes
    2019-04-23 18:23

    Alice 9Again the second book is very well written and just grips you from start to finish I have to download the next 2 books now brilliant keep it up

  • Douglas Debner
    2019-04-23 11:10

    This is a hard book to rate because the first third of this book is some of the worst crap I have ever read (see rant below for details). The rest of the book is passable with a pretty good ending. I like the set up so I forced myself to keep reading and will go on to the next book in the series.The Rant [SPOILERS]:The book starts really dumb with 4 schmucks infiltrating a high security area by simply putting on women’s clothing and climbing on a helicopter. Never mind that should not have been remotely possible with all the security people and an AI monitoring them. But these people are all incompetents since, even though they receive training night and day, not one of the security people or the AI could handle the situation without the one person absolutely everything is dependent on risking his life by walking into a hostage situation. In short, the opening scene of this book is one of the most moronic things I’ve every read. Apparently the author felt the need to show his main character was a badass. Not satisfied with the level of badassery the author next has his main character lead a raid into post-apocalypse LA even though he’s been specially training people to for this very mission AND THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF HUMANITY DEPENDS ON HIS SURVIVAL. The main character is in a fight for the very existence of humanity and has space ships. Why is this happening at all?????? Why doesn’t he just torch these people from space????? Sure, we find out that the crooks aren’t such bad people with families but that is the very reason they shouldn’t steal weapons from the people trying to make the world safe again. AGAIN, THIS IS AN APOCALYPTIC SCENARIO- you don’t risk the existence of all humanity just to find out how bad the people WHO STOLE GUNS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS FROM YOU are. This is a fairly common occurrence in dystopian novels. I don’t know if it is because authors are unwilling to follow their own scenarios through to their logical conclusions or if they don’t believe readers would tolerate it. At this point I don’t really care. The author is ruining his own story by turning his main character into an idiot that can’t recognize all of human survival depends on his living and the incompetents that he’s working with who, in a world ruled by guns, can’t keep their guns secure. AND YET IT GETS WORSE!!!!!!!!!! THE BAD GUYS STOLE THE GUNS TO MAKE CONTACT???????????? NEVER MIND THAT THEY COULD HAVE JUST MADE THE EQUIVALENT OF A PHONE CALL SINCE ONE OF THEM WAS ALREADY IN THE MILITIAL BEING SPONSORED AND SUPPORTED BY THE GOOD GUYS. I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE HOW STUPID THIS WHOLE STORY LINE IS. STUPID THIEVES WHO STEAL AS FORM OF COMMUNICATIONS. STUPID ALLIES WHO CAN’T SECURE THEIR OWN WEAPONS AND STUPID MAIN CHARACTER WHO NEEDLESSLY RISKS HIS OWN LIFE WHEN HIS DEATH WOULD END ALL HUMAN RESISTANCE TO THE ALIEN INVADERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND WHY DID THE THIEVES DO THIS????? BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO MOVE OUT OF THE DANGEROUS CITY INTO THE SAFE AREA!!!!!!!!!! THEY EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO TURN DOWN AN OFFER OF HELP IN MOVING FROM THE GUY WITH THE FLYING MOTORCYCLES, HELICOPTERS AND SPACESHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW F-ING STUPID ARE THESE PEOPLE????????? LARGE GANGS TRYING TO KILL YOU IS AN EXCELLENT REASON TO MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yet it gets worse . . . Dumb ass main character isn’t satisfied just risking his own life for no real reason (since he has troops to deal with this stuff). No, he has to also bring along his second-in-command and true love who, in spite of having super tech all around her which is monitored by an AI, is snuck up on and captured. Worse, she gets off several gunshots, which the AI somehow magically fails to register, as does all of the troops in the area, including the main character who I’m placing at about 300 yards away since they were using non-sniper rifles at the start of this whole shit-fest. And yet it gest worse. . . To control their prisoners the bad guys strap a “mini-claymore” to her with a string. Personally I would have immediately triggered the claymore. It may kill my captors. My armor may protect me. But even if neither of those things happened the bad guys would have lost pretty much everything with my death since, AGAIN, THE MAIN CHARACTER CAN BOMBARD THEM FROM SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yet it gets worse. . . The idiots who grabbed the second in command did so because they saw a group of armed and armored super soldiers flying over their 18th century technology holdout. So, already not smart enough to realize they shouldn’t piss off the people with flying motorcycles, machine guns and body armor, once they do grab her they are unable to hurt her in anyway because of her high tech body armor. DO THEY THEN REALIZE THEY’VE BITTEN OFF MORE THAN THEY CAN CHEW??????????? SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBVIOUS FROM THE FLYING MOTOR CYCLES ALONE!!!!!!!!! NO. And, even though the whole premise for this encounter was that they saw the flying motorcycles on their way in, they don’t prepare for an attack by their prisoner’s companions. NO, THEY JUST TIE HER UP AND INEFFECTIVELY ASSAULT HER SINCE THEY CAN’T REMOVE HER BODY ARMOR. And yet it gets worse . . .THE PERSON THE FUTURE OF ALL HUMANITY DEPENDS THEY UNDERTAKES A SOLO MISSION INTO DODGER STADIUM, THE STRONGHOLD OF THE BAD GUYS. IF ONLY HE HAD TRAINED PEOPLE TO DO THIS FOR HIM . . . OH WAIT, HE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yet it gets worse . . .The main character does all of this even though he is still recovering from injuries received when he stupidly waded into the hostage situation his incompetent (in spite of constant training) security allowed to happen.To date I have only encountered one scene in a book more stupid. There a supervillain who has spent years successfully hiding her identity literally flew down out of the sky, announced who she was, what her power was and what her greatest weakness was in two sentences. That was the most stupid scene I’ve every encountered. This is now a close second.What is really sad is common sense was all that was called for. The thieves could have just not stolen anything and made contact and the troops trained for security and infiltration of LA could have done their jobs and just like that this becomes an actually good book. And yet it gets worse . . . In the next set of scenes it is revealed that the super intelligent AI that listens to everything all the time and was responsible for translating during negotiations with the “good” aliens who are also being oppressed by the “bad” aliens didn’t actually listen to what was said during those negotiations and so missed the fact that one of their new allies has an entire fleet of military vessels in orbit around their planet just waiting for a buyer (because, heaven forbid, they actually donate the ships to the people trying to free them from oppression). And yet it gest worse . . .The AIs in this story are the lynch pin giving humans the ability to beat the bad aliens at earth. Even though there is FTL communication that can support holograms for some reason it does not allow the AIs to remotely pilot battleships like they do the ones in earth orbit. And for some reason there are no attempts to make more AIs, let alone to start putting them on spaceships so they can just take themselves wherever they are needed UNTIL THE VERY END AND THEN ONLY BEGRUDGINGLY BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST TOO STUPID TO LIVE.

  • Jed Moulton
    2019-04-12 15:36

    Colonel Thomas is discovering that he is a very wanted man. While normally that would be a good thing considering his unusual relationship status, there are problems brewing that need his undivided attention. The ALICE-3 facility has gone off-line. Considering that the AL stands for Artificial Life the ALICE's are concerned about their sister, however ALICE 1 has informed Jake there is a greater reason to be concerned. However, because of the special nature of the facility Jake as the last surviving registered electorate has to elect himself President of the United States just to be granted access to the what ALICE 3 was tasked with doing. Of the 8 ALICE facilities scattered around the united states ALICE 3 is the Special Weapons Research facility. Yeah those kind of weapons. Without the ALICE systems to monitor and control the complex Jake literally has an unknown quantity of unknown weapons in unknown condition, and he is the ONLY one that the facility will permit to enter. Well if it was easy anyone would do it right?

  • unknown
    2019-03-27 19:15

    Go AliceI rated this a five....I would have rated it a 10....but we don't have that many stars...the ALICE series is a complex story __it's a fun story...with a great take the post apocalypse thing....If there was ever a mini series waiting to be made ALICE has my vote...CW lamb get those fingers flying...

  • Clint
    2019-04-08 11:23

    If Alice-9 didn't end up the way I predicted I would have been disappointed, but I wasn't. More of the same from book one, just more in outer space. You know, children are our future, but we need energy to get us there. A lot of problems can be solved if we have a cheap portable endless power source. To infinity and beyond!

  • Norma Mason
    2019-04-21 18:37

    Looking forward to the next!In just these two books I have seen the author improve greatly. I hope to encourage this, as I'm looking forward to the next ALICE.Merged review:What is next?I refuse to post spoilers, but have enjoyed this series. Hopefully, the next will be available soon. I am waiting...

  • Darlene
    2019-04-15 19:20

    A good storyGood book, but unlike the first book the first half was a bit boring. It did pick up and get to the point where you didn't want to stop reading. Of course, our hero, Jake returns and is just that a hero, a living legend in everyone's eyes. Worth the read. Looking forward to the third book.

  • Tim Fay
    2019-04-14 15:24

    Good story telling gets better...Charles Lamb alternate universe is filling out into a modestly grand sci-fi gem as he continues his tale. The plotline is losing its rough edges, becoming an smoothly enjoyable yarn for the reader. I am looking forward to seeing how Mr. Lamb takes his characters into future stories.

  • Jacob Radford
    2019-04-23 14:26

    Great story well polished. a whirlwind story that i couldnt put down. I love the surprise elements to this story. there was a few loose ends but i guess will have to wait for the next book to see where they lead.

  • Mark Baller
    2019-03-31 18:35

    Good Sci Fi but sort of sexist very much so the hero has a harem of 8 women and 8 artificial intelligences that worship him. Sexism aside it is still a well written book with much to offer the fans of military science fiction.

  • Steven Knight
    2019-04-05 17:36

    Alice 9 is a great readAlice 9 is a great read! The setting is earth future. The earth was attacked a century and a half in the past. The human race is slowly recovering and has been attacked again. A great story of survival and defense.

  • Andrew
    2019-04-04 14:34

    3.6 stars. Overall, a good read and an interesting premise. The only negative is that the story is too clean, somewhat like Star Trek The Next Generation, where you would never see a dirty engineer. The story could use a bit more grit.

  • Andrew Rose
    2019-04-23 17:16

    The editing needs work and sometimes the author seems to get tied down in minutiae but over all a decent series. The next book should pay off several of the story lines that have been planted so far.

  • neal mirin
    2019-04-24 15:29

    The mind over , the computerFirst it's the story, then it's the plot, this makes a greater storyline to me. I really like this book, but you have to read book one first. It will give you the plotting of the books.

  • Burt Md
    2019-04-20 15:39

    A great Space Opera continuesAlice 9 is a terrific sequel to the original. The story progresses well with great detail and interesting developments. Alice 9 was thoroughly enjoyable. I can't wait for the next episode.

  • Danny L Walling
    2019-04-16 13:34

    A 4.6 stars, not a 5I cannot believe the author has not made Sarah pregnant. I can't believe it and what happened with the romantic life with Sarah and Jake? To much explanation on some subjects and not enough on some. Sarah needs a kid.

  • Donald Franck
    2019-04-08 18:40

    Still a great storyI enjoyed this story as much as the first and I look forward to each new arrival. Worth the read!

  • Don
    2019-04-21 18:28

    We're is the next installment ?This is a great story, the installments are just to short ! I can't wait for the next book. How soon will it be here.

  • Andrew
    2019-04-02 18:33


  • cindy joslin
    2019-04-22 11:24

    Great read:Really like the story line. Hope the next,(#3) comes out soon. It's an earth starts over opera. Looking forward to the next.

  • Jesse Deleon
    2019-03-24 12:18

    Will there be more Charles Lamb?A thrilling cliffhanger ending! Leaving a lot of questions unanswered. And hopefully will be answered soon. Thank you for writing.

  • Reimer
    2019-04-19 19:22

    Good readingI enjoyed this book. Be sure to read Alice before Alice 9. Not too sure the ladies will enjoy, but the male readers will....

  • Duane
    2019-04-16 18:39

    Great followup to the first book, but the author REALLY needs to find a few Proofreaders.

  • Michael Smith
    2019-03-24 15:20

    EngagingFast paced story that keeps the reader engaged through out. It's based on standard military theory though and could be more creative in that area.

  • Joseph Grant
    2019-04-05 11:26

    Another Great Read A sequel that was as thrilling as the first book. An excellent style of character development making for a book hard to put down!

  • Iori
    2019-03-25 13:19

    Awesome read.

  • David O. Gordon
    2019-03-26 14:13

    Another great oneLots of action.Lots of possible outcomes for future stories. Plenty of fun. Every man's dream life. I ready.I can't wait for the next one.

  • David Jackson
    2019-04-20 11:30

    What's Next?Wants next? Good read and a story that should have a follow up. Looking g forward to the next Alice book.

  • Michael
    2019-04-09 11:32

    What started off as a good idea for a series – a futuristic story of someone going forward in time all of a sudden being in charge of a bunch of futuristic technology, artificial intelligence, with not much left of a human population quickly went off the rails: the author is too preoccupied with the main character’s efforts in assisting the repopulation efforts with his harem of women and is way overdone. While it was a rather humorous content in the first book, it was too distracting and significantly took away from what could have been a nice science fiction series. There are also quite a few grammatical, spelling, and formatting errors which were just annoying. Luckily, I picked this up for free using my Kindle Unlimited borrow vs. the normal price of $2.99, this is the end of the road for me with this series.