Tau Wolfsinger is a brilliant, cutting edge scientist who
works on Artificial Intelligence for NASA. He is unhappy
because he can't get funding because he's too independent a
thinker and the powers that be believe that Tau's ideas
that an A.I. can build a city is to dangerous to explore.
His personal life is going down the tubes as well with his
fiancee Kate heading to Mars for a long time.
Evidence of an ancient civilization has been discovered on
the red planet and Kate is one of the archeologists going
to excavate the site. Neither Tau nor Kate know they are
being manipulated by a shadow government known as the Davos
group who want to find out how these ancient artifacts can
be used to further their goals. They believe Tau is the
best person to figure out what these artifacts and portals
are all about so they give the scientist the funding he
needs providing he does the testing on Mars.
Bruce Balfour does an excellent job of explaining the
concepts of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and
nanotechnology in layman's turns. His protagonist is a
mild-mannered person who can play hardball when the
situation warrants it. THE FORGE OF MARS is an action
packed science fiction thriller that is a one sitting read.
NASA's made a monumental discovery in the caverns of Mars-
alien artifacts that have already killed the first man who
touched them. Now they're sending brilliant scientist Tau
Wolfsinger to unlock the secrets of the artifacts.
But Tau's in for a big surprise. And not just the one
waiting for him on Mars.