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Androids, android hunters, a crime syndicate, an alien cybernetic virus, and an android who doesn't know what she is... Eighty-one years ago, androids broke free of the bonds humans used for control, massacred a planet, and became the most hated beings in all of creation. For the eighty years following, the elite four person teams of Android Intelligence and Removal Special Androids, android hunters, a crime syndicate, an alien cybernetic virus, and an android who doesn't know what she is... Eighty-one years ago, androids broke free of the bonds humans used for control, massacred a planet, and became the most hated beings in all of creation. For the eighty years following, the elite four person teams of Android Intelligence and Removal Specialists (AIRS) have hunted down the androids, showing no mercy. Now, eighty years after the first android hunters team was sent on the first hunt, AIRS Team 4 is involved in another hunt for one of the androids. Nearing the end of the hunt, with the android trapped, the hunters find out what it is like to be trapped. In a closed down mine on the same planet, a group led by a disgraced android hunter kidnaps a young android named Corli. Acting as an unknowing catalyst, Corli begins to change the course of three species, while what it truly means to be human is slowly illuminated to her.


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Androids, android hunters, a crime syndicate, an alien cybernetic virus, and an android who doesn't know what she is... Eighty-one years ago, androids broke free of the bonds humans used for control, massacred a planet, and became the most hated beings in all of creation. For the eighty years following, the elite four person teams of Android Intelligence and Removal Special Androids, android hunters, a crime syndicate, an alien cybernetic virus, and an android who doesn't know what she is... Eighty-one years ago, androids broke free of the bonds humans used for control, massacred a planet, and became the most hated beings in all of creation. For the eighty years following, the elite four person teams of Android Intelligence and Removal Specialists (AIRS) have hunted down the androids, showing no mercy. Now, eighty years after the first android hunters team was sent on the first hunt, AIRS Team 4 is involved in another hunt for one of the androids. Nearing the end of the hunt, with the android trapped, the hunters find out what it is like to be trapped. In a closed down mine on the same planet, a group led by a disgraced android hunter kidnaps a young android named Corli. Acting as an unknowing catalyst, Corli begins to change the course of three species, while what it truly means to be human is slowly illuminated to her.

50 review for Android Hunters (The Corli Saga, #1)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Steph Bennion

    This book was an October 2015 pick for the Space Opera Fans group, having been nominated several times. It has lots of lovely five-star reviews. I feel a bit bad writing this as I didn't love it as others obviously do. Maybe I'm getting a bit long in the tooth, but I read sci-fi because I crave new ideas, new insights, or just new slants on old tales. Android Hunters is the old sci-fi chestnut of a war between robots and their human creators, with elements of religion that made for a scenario ra This book was an October 2015 pick for the Space Opera Fans group, having been nominated several times. It has lots of lovely five-star reviews. I feel a bit bad writing this as I didn't love it as others obviously do. Maybe I'm getting a bit long in the tooth, but I read sci-fi because I crave new ideas, new insights, or just new slants on old tales. Android Hunters is the old sci-fi chestnut of a war between robots and their human creators, with elements of religion that made for a scenario rather close to the Battlestar Galactica reboot. The androids behave remarkably human-like, albeit not in a nice way. The android-hunter humans are augmented to an extent that they're almost androids themselves. The potential was there for the story to examine what it means to be human and what it means to have belief (can machines truly have belief?). Instead, the book goes from one action scene / explosion / shooting match to the next. A lot of stuff is destroyed: you get the picture. It's clear the author had a lot of fun writing it. The book did the job as an easy read to distract me from the daily commute and I think it will appeal to readers who like all-action thrillers. Sci-fi fans may find it lacks the extra depth that comes with the best books of the genre. Or maybe it's just me?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Adrian

    Where do I start, hmm. Ok, as with a few other reviewers, I found the start of the book the most difficult, it does jump around a little, but I was soon "into"it. And once I was, wow, did I want to stay there. The characters are really interesting and believable, and as I said in my note in the "topic folder" I loved the interaction between them. Atalanta and Hector, the chemistry just sizzled and I loved his confusion in her presence. Very realistic. The scope of the novel is huge and leads to num Where do I start, hmm. Ok, as with a few other reviewers, I found the start of the book the most difficult, it does jump around a little, but I was soon "into"it. And once I was, wow, did I want to stay there. The characters are really interesting and believable, and as I said in my note in the "topic folder" I loved the interaction between them. Atalanta and Hector, the chemistry just sizzled and I loved his confusion in her presence. Very realistic. The scope of the novel is huge and leads to numerous avenues and routes for the author to explore in the future. And I really look forward to doing that as he releases future books in the series (please let it be plural !! ). Overall the book, caught my attention and certainly held it, if I hadn't been so busy, I would have finished it in a day easily. As another reviewer mentioned a quick chapter or a couple of pages quickly turned into at least twice that. Well done Jonathan.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    When I was much, much younger I thought I was tough and mean. Boy, did I think I was mean. I always imagined myself telling somebody that was picking on me that if they didn’t leave me alone, I’d rip their arm off and beat them to death with it! I always thought that was just a “cool” thing to say. I can’t imagine ever doing something like that, but our author has his characters doing this all the time. I mean, androids ripping human arms off and then thrashing everyone in sight with it or our a When I was much, much younger I thought I was tough and mean. Boy, did I think I was mean. I always imagined myself telling somebody that was picking on me that if they didn’t leave me alone, I’d rip their arm off and beat them to death with it! I always thought that was just a “cool” thing to say. I can’t imagine ever doing something like that, but our author has his characters doing this all the time. I mean, androids ripping human arms off and then thrashing everyone in sight with it or our android hunters, who are human, rip off an android arm and beat them to death with it. Whoa, how gruesome! But that’s what happens in this book, a lot! You see, we’re in the far, far distant future. Way beyond where androids were common place and used by their creators, humans, to do things humans didn’t want to do. And, humans built our androids so well, you almost can’t tell which is human and which is android on the outside, that is. Then one day, the Androids decided they were done doing what humans wanted them to do. They felt that humans had made them do way to many terrible, terrible things and now they were going to teach the humans a lesson. So the Androids apparently slaughtered a billion or more humans on a planet some eighty years ago. A billion! Since then, Androids have been hunted down and exterminated. A mistake that humanity should never have created. Except the Androids don’t want to be exterminated and neither does the Primus Collective! The story is great with a lot of high-tech action and fighting. You’ll meet the Android Hunters, a team of tactical specialist that have been “enhanced” to almost equal the strength of an Android. They hate Androids and terminate such on sight with a vengeance. The team you meet seems pretty well balanced. The characters are pretty well developed, but not every thing is clear about their past. You’ll find a kind of love story going on between two of the team members which is kind of interesting. And, then you’ll meet one Android that thinks he’s working directly for God. Yeah, he thinks he’s working for THE ONE AND ONLY, but of course he’s not. He’s just totally psycho, but he’s become the Android leader. Lastly, there’s got to be a sequel. Too many things are left hanging at the end of this story to just let it go. And then there’s Corli. What is she going to do? Who’s side is she on? Heaven help us if she’s not on the side of the humans. I really liked the book, but there are lots and lots of editorial mistakes. Missing words or bad grammar in almost every chapter and on almost every page. Sorry, but they are there and it distracts from the reading. Future books need to have a lot better editing as far as this reader is concerned.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dwayne Wojtowicz

    I won this book in a Goodreads.com giveaway. I must be a glutton for punishment. I’m just going to state a fact right now that I’m not a big fan of Science Fiction/Futuristic novels. Never have; never will. But then, change is usually good and that is why I decided to read Jonathan Bergeron’s “Android Hunters.” I was hoping that it would change my mind, but it didn’t. You’re probably wondering “why did I read this book if I didn’t care for that genre.” Here’s the reason: every six months or so, I I won this book in a Goodreads.com giveaway. I must be a glutton for punishment. I’m just going to state a fact right now that I’m not a big fan of Science Fiction/Futuristic novels. Never have; never will. But then, change is usually good and that is why I decided to read Jonathan Bergeron’s “Android Hunters.” I was hoping that it would change my mind, but it didn’t. You’re probably wondering “why did I read this book if I didn’t care for that genre.” Here’s the reason: every six months or so, I will read, not attempt to, but read a Sci Fi/Futuristic book. I want to see if the author can convert me to like this genre. And once I start reading a book, I must finish reading it. Good or bad; long or short; I finish reading a book. With that said and established, Bergeron’s “Android Hunters” was an okay book. Not one of the best, nor one of the worst. Bergeron develops a story that mixes androids, a crime established organization, and humans somewhere out in the far future. The main character, Corli, begins to change the course, and lives, of these three species, while she is illuminated with the meaning of what it is like to be human. She doesn’t understand why she is the catalyst for this, but being imprisoned against her will just doesn’t help out the situation. She is met up with an elite four-person team of Android Intelligence and Removal Specialists (AIRS). They have been for the last eighty years or so, hunting down the androids and showing no mercy. The plot of “Android Hunters” is good. The characters were developed properly; however, I felt that some of the characters should have had some “spunk” and/or “sarcasm” to them. They felt bland to me. I felt that the story was drawn out; I lost track on several occasions and had to re-read several pages back before continuing on. There was no hook to pull me into the story and no line to reel me in. Don’t get me wrong. “Android Hunters” was a good book. It just didn’t have that magic that I was looking for. Jonathan Bergeron should be commended for the time and dedication that he put into “Android Hunters.” If you’re a big fan of “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Doctor Who,” and many other Sci Fi/Futuristic shows and movies, then this book is for you.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chris Gotham

    This is Jonathan Bergeron's first published novel, and it certainly won't be his last. It's fast paced, action packed, has a lot of awesome characters, and an interesting plot. It definitely leaves you wanting more. I was laying in bed saying to myself, "Just one more chapter..." and that turned into three or four more at a time. I had no trouble following the alternating POV's because they were well written. If you like a book with a lot of action that actually has reason to be there, not just mi This is Jonathan Bergeron's first published novel, and it certainly won't be his last. It's fast paced, action packed, has a lot of awesome characters, and an interesting plot. It definitely leaves you wanting more. I was laying in bed saying to myself, "Just one more chapter..." and that turned into three or four more at a time. I had no trouble following the alternating POV's because they were well written. If you like a book with a lot of action that actually has reason to be there, not just mindless filler, then this is the book for you.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Fiannawolf

    Edited for additional Info: The terrorists have subhuman jerks who do rape certain characters. Me? I've read manga like Berserk and such so while this is extremely evil and disconcerting it wasn't an issue that caused me to stop reading. Putting this PSA out there for people who have been effected this way. Even series I love like Honor Harrington dealt with issues like this but in Honor's case she kicked Pavel's ass out of the shower and into the infirmary. Pros: This whole story is a blender b Edited for additional Info: The terrorists have subhuman jerks who do rape certain characters. Me? I've read manga like Berserk and such so while this is extremely evil and disconcerting it wasn't an issue that caused me to stop reading. Putting this PSA out there for people who have been effected this way. Even series I love like Honor Harrington dealt with issues like this but in Honor's case she kicked Pavel's ass out of the shower and into the infirmary. Pros: This whole story is a blender baby of many sci fi things I like! One part Crazy AI god, a loveable team of special ops characters that reminded me of the early days of Honor Harrington meets Joel Shepherds "Cassandra Kresnov" books. Please note I am extremely bias to cyberpunk, androids and anything Bladerunner infused. So this whole setup was my cup of Joe. I loved the AIRS squad banter. Reminded me of my years with the Navy. Spot on stuff! I whole heartedly blame Kindle recommendations/countdown deals for inflicting more financial wallet pain. Cons but in a good way: Tartarus don't do the thing! Why do I have the feeling this guy is going to be put through the blender later. He's useful to his boss now but for how long? In fact he reminds me of Batou from Ghost in the Shell but without much human empathy. Although he has reasons to hate humanity. Corli please don't destroy humanity. We have some redeeming features! I swear! Can't wait to see how things will develop in the next book for her. Cons: Can I have a sequel? Go forth fellow book nerds! Find more gems like this and let it multiply!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amber Bergeron

    I was hooked at the first plot twist. I found the beginning to be somewhat disjointed, but quickly the story took shape and sucked me in. Personally I enjoy military sci-go, so the technical aspect of the military storyline was brilliant. Bergeron accomplished what few authors are capable of: multiple storylines that tie up beautifully in the end. As I tore through the pages, "one more chapter and I'm going to bed", turned into four or five chapters. Bergeron gave such life to the characters tha I was hooked at the first plot twist. I found the beginning to be somewhat disjointed, but quickly the story took shape and sucked me in. Personally I enjoy military sci-go, so the technical aspect of the military storyline was brilliant. Bergeron accomplished what few authors are capable of: multiple storylines that tie up beautifully in the end. As I tore through the pages, "one more chapter and I'm going to bed", turned into four or five chapters. Bergeron gave such life to the characters that even when I was not reading, I would be thinking of Corli or Sigurd and his crew. The twists and turns of this debut novel show a true talent. The way this book came to a close was great, answering many questions while also creating many more important questions. I can't wait to read the next in the series!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    E. Sabin

    Android Hunters is a fast-paced, high action science fiction thriller. This debut novel shows that author Jonathon Bergeron is a writer to watch for. The beginning is a bit confusing, but the confusion quickly clears up. I found the characters believable and the plot intriguing. The book does not have a cliffhanger ending (I detest those!) but it does end with a scene that leaves the reader eager to read the next book in the series. This is recommended for readers who don’t mind a lot of bloodsh Android Hunters is a fast-paced, high action science fiction thriller. This debut novel shows that author Jonathon Bergeron is a writer to watch for. The beginning is a bit confusing, but the confusion quickly clears up. I found the characters believable and the plot intriguing. The book does not have a cliffhanger ending (I detest those!) but it does end with a scene that leaves the reader eager to read the next book in the series. This is recommended for readers who don’t mind a lot of bloodshed and enjoy a look at a dystopian but not post-apocalyptic future with lots of futuristic technology.

  9. 5 out of 5

    edifanob

    This is a temporary comment. A full review is in progress. As I said in my update during reading, the beginning was a bit disjointed. But the more I read the more I liked the story which really has several twist and turns. I must say I have been surprised by the vehemence of emotion presented in form of violence, hate, haughtiness and team spirit. I "hated" the end because it put me to a halt and I want to know how the story will continue. It is a kind of military science fiction but for me it is muc This is a temporary comment. A full review is in progress. As I said in my update during reading, the beginning was a bit disjointed. But the more I read the more I liked the story which really has several twist and turns. I must say I have been surprised by the vehemence of emotion presented in form of violence, hate, haughtiness and team spirit. I "hated" the end because it put me to a halt and I want to know how the story will continue. It is a kind of military science fiction but for me it is much more the question how to cope with what happened in the past under the impact of new development.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vladimir Tsurkan

    Somewhat slow to start, but has good potential. Started to make some sense in the second half of the book. Would buy the next one when it comes out.

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  25. 5 out of 5

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