Space Exploration Joint Service (SEJS) pilot, Patrick Callen, is about to embark on a mission of utmost importance—command of his own reconnaissance warship—PV-11.
For Callan, the advent of hyperspace capability has launched mankind, and the PV-11, into a remarkable new era—the inductance into the Federation of Alien Cultures.
But, not all the races are in agreement.
Skeptical of the Federation and its mission, several races, including cephalopods, insects, arachnids, and saurians have abandoned hope of developing any type of constructive alliance—forming instead, a sub-culture of bandits and renegades.
For the artificially intelligent autopilot and Executive Officer of the PV-11, Peggy Varner, the complex human condition is as distant to her as the earth’s setting sun. Technologically superior to a typical human, Varner’s advanced software functions are capable of accomplishing amazing feats of reason, understanding complex languages, and…developing deep human-like emotions.
Alone, at the edge of space, Callan finds himself challenged by a dangerous assortment of renegade aliens. Meanwhile, Peggy struggles to find balance between the needs of the mission, her rapidly changing emotions, and the execution of her primary function—keeping Pat Callan alive.
“In a technology rich novel, author William A. Keefe examines the intended, and unintended, consequences of artificial intelligence and challenges the commonly held beliefs regarding extraterrestrial life,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Born of the vast richness of an undiscovered space,PV-11:‘ET SEQUITUR’ (http://www.amazon.com/
Author William A. Keefe is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. Afterwards, Mr. Keefe accepted a commission to serve as an Ordnance Officer in the US Army and would later earn Master’s Degrees in Management Engineering from George Washington University and in Computer Science from the University of Alabama. Now retired, Mr. Keefe shoots skeet competitively and is currently the only Level-3 skeet instructor in the state of Florida.