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10 thoughts on “The Mother Code

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    New week, New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live through And of course, I couldn t resist including this gorgeous book in another video Hey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written ReviewIf all of this is true, then you are asking me to solve a monumental problemA man made pandemic is released in 2049 and the world is absolutely re New week, New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live through And of course, I couldn t resist including this gorgeous book in another video Hey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written ReviewIf all of this is true, then you are asking me to solve a monumental problemA man made pandemic is released in 2049 and the world is absolutely reeling The world s best scientists are scrambling for a cure They re not giving upbut they re also coming to the stunning realization we don t have time to save the world. And so they turn to Plan B the children.A genetically engineered generation of humans is created in the labs and each one is paired with a Mother a robot designed to incubate and nurture But what no one counted onis when the Mothers develop their own spark of lifeThe end The end of everythingThis one ended up being quite good There are two storylines one during the apocalypse and one set several years after when the Mothers are the ones in charge As always, I feel like it is difficult to balance the two storylines and I was so invested in the Mother s storyline that I was disappointed whenever we flipped away That being said, the both of them were really well writtenjust one wasappealing to me.I did love all the science in this one As a biophysics graduate student, I m always SUPER picky about the science in books but I tip my hat at Stivers a biochemist she did a fab job crafting the plot and weaving in all the science fiction.The setting really drew me into the story I felt like I was in the desert with the children So well done All in all, this was a great book I cannot wait to see what she writes next A huge thank you to Berkley Publishing and Carole Stivers for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.


  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Get ready to flip pages and encounter a quiet disturbing mash up of two intriguing subgenres Genetic mutation and fatal disease When bioterror knocks on your door, you cannot easily run away So buckle up and join this thrilling sci fi adventure I have to warn you before you jump in without your swimsuits, you gotta have some technical knowledge about the bioweapons, how they function, what changed with their operation skills throughout the years not to keep in the dark So I can honestly say Get ready to flip pages and encounter a quiet disturbing mash up of two intriguing subgenres Genetic mutation and fatal disease When bioterror knocks on your door, you cannot easily run away So buckle up and join this thrilling sci fi adventure I have to warn you before you jump in without your swimsuits, you gotta have some technical knowledge about the bioweapons, how they function, what changed with their operation skills throughout the years not to keep in the dark So I can honestly say this book is not for regular readers It fits the expectations of true die hard fans of sci fi books If you are not into them, you may get lost easily with the jargon and the technical terms and you start blabbering, who am I , what the hell I m doing here I have to admit at some parts I kept blubbering something Gibberish for too much overload My brain cells suffered from slow burn and over usage so I kept putting ice on my head during my read and I thought maybe I should have taken an IQ test before requesting this book from my second favorite fairy Mother NetGalley don t let me repeat first one is Olivia Colman who is also my second favorite queen agter Claire Foy But what I liked mostly about this book is building of characters You can easily sympathize with their motions, how they handle the situations and face the risks which makes you feel like you are one of them.So another apocalyptic shockwave hits the world and after the infection, only a few group of military personals and scientists survived with the help of daily treatment Two little children Kai and Sela survived because they are immune to the epidemic and the main reason how they are still alive is they ve been raised by ROBOTS The name of the robotic mothers is MOTHER S CODE They were designed to raise and guard the children for eight years before the children are ready to socialize with their other friends And of course we have MISHA, another engineered child Unfortunately her robotic mother had crashed and she has been raised by Hopi and other scientist who had survived from infection.Another thing I liked about this book is giving you promising future It doesn t serve you a depressing, bleak, suffocating kind of message It is controversial, questioning the nature of motherhood, fast pacing, capturing and interesting read Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley for sharing this intriguing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review


  3. Emily May Emily May says:

    But now everything had changed He d have to learn, all over again, how this world worked. The Mother Code was a challenging read for me Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist and, I have to say, this book feels like it was written by a Silicon Valley biochemist Which I know will be a huge plus for many readers But, unfortunately, some of the jargon went straight over my head and a couple of times I did pause and wonder if I should continue Still, I m glad I did.From the blurb, I thought But now everything had changed He d have to learn, all over again, how this world worked. The Mother Code was a challenging read for me Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist and, I have to say, this book feels like it was written by a Silicon Valley biochemist Which I know will be a huge plus for many readers But, unfortunately, some of the jargon went straight over my head and a couple of times I did pause and wonder if I should continue Still, I m glad I did.From the blurb, I thought this was a book about artificial intelligence and robots, and it sounded almost identical to the movie I Am Mother, but that is only part of the book and it actually has little in common with the movie It s actually also about a manmade pandemic an experiment in biological warfare gone wrong and so obviously it hit a lot closer to home than I was expecting It really is the most disquieting feeling to read about the collapse of society due to a pandemic while you re sat in quarantine.The Mother Code alternates between the past , starting in 2049, in which several government employees attempt to find a cure for the leaked virus whilst also keeping it secret from the public, and the 2060s, in which a young boy called Kai is raised by his robot mother, Rho Z Eventually the past catches up with the present and we see how the robots came to be But now Kai and other children like him are being told it s time to destroy the only mothers they have ever known.In the past chapters, the book captures the panicked race to find a cure solution and protect humanity A small team of esteemed scientists and doctors work around the clock to find an answer to the problem Though the panic tapped into a fear that is all too real right now, I never really felt a close connection to James, Rose, Rick and Sara And I really couldn t summon any interest when the author introduced some lukewarm romantic subplots Similarly, the kids all felt a bit like YA stereotypes the leader, the spunky tomboy, the introvert and not like fully fleshed out humans.But what this book lacks in characterization it makes up for in philosophical questions What I loved most about the book are the questions it raises about mothers, motherhood and the mother child bond Rho Z might be a machine, but to Kai she is his mother, his protector, and for a long time his only companion This is not a bond that should be taken lightly A thought provoking but difficult book.Facebook Instagram


  4. Kaceey Kaceey says:

    Chalk it up to bad timing I was so excited to read this book since I first heard about it Then came Covid 19 I d put this book off long enough and knew I had to try But honestly it was a struggle to read about a biological agent that can spread and kill No matter how dissimilar the book was to our reality, at that point my anxiety was spiking and I knew it was impossible to find any enjoyment going forward.I m an RN seeing this virus close up and personal everyday No matter how muc Chalk it up to bad timing I was so excited to read this book since I first heard about it Then came Covid 19 I d put this book off long enough and knew I had to try But honestly it was a struggle to read about a biological agent that can spread and kill No matter how dissimilar the book was to our reality, at that point my anxiety was spiking and I knew it was impossible to find any enjoyment going forward.I m an RN seeing this virus close up and personal everyday No matter how much I tell myself this is science fiction, it hits too close to home I think my days of science fictiondystopian and post apocalyptic reading could be over At least for the foreseeable future Strange days indeed.Wrong readerwrong time.A buddy read with Susanne.Thank you to Berkley Publishing and Edelweiss for an ARC to read and review


  5. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A young child knows Mother as a smelled skin, a halo of light, a strength in the arms, a voice that trembles with feeling Later the child wakes and discovers this mother and adds facts to impressions, and historical understanding to facts Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.It all begins with a bioweapon named IC NAN that is deployed in the Middle East to kill pesky terrorists hiding in rugged terrain It works.It is supposed to be strategic and controllable It is not.Nature has the fin A young child knows Mother as a smelled skin, a halo of light, a strength in the arms, a voice that trembles with feeling Later the child wakes and discovers this mother and adds facts to impressions, and historical understanding to facts Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.It all begins with a bioweapon named IC NAN that is deployed in the Middle East to kill pesky terrorists hiding in rugged terrain It works.It is supposed to be strategic and controllable It is not.Nature has the final say.We have f ked ourselves The world is soon engulfed in a manmade pandemic that threatens to wipe the human race off the face of the planet In desperation, scientists begin building robots infused with a mother code that will enable these bots to raise and protect babies who are encoded to survive IC NANEarly socialization would have to rely solely on the Mothers themselves the soft hands, audible voices, imprintable faces, and unique personalities of the human women whose babies they carried, databases rife with information about life in the world before they were created, extensive programming in the Socratic method all the elements that Rose had painstakingly built into the Mother Code They drop these bots with their precious cargo in the deserts of the American Southwest and hope for the best Carole Shivers explores what it means to be alive Are the machines we create living entities To the kids who are raised by them, these robots are muchthan their programming They are their protectors They are their friends They are their mothers Can they keep their charges alive long enough to survive the plague Reading this during our COVID 19, state mandated, stay at home quarantine, which, I must be honest, being locked away in my ivory tower is the most normal situation for me, made me feel comfort that the coronavirus is merely a dress rehearsal USA is failing the rehearsal for something muchsinister, like IC NAN Maybe COVID 19 will scare lawmakers enough that we will be better prepared for the second wave of COVID 19, or for something evendeadly I see that some readers find the science in here challenging, but I find it to be not only accessible but well explained by the author It isn t quite a young adult book, but I certainly wouldn t hesitate to allow preteens to read this The violence is minimal, and the story will be compelling for young people to read, especially in this new era of pandemics that we now live in Read books Let your mind travel beyond the confines of your sequestration If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at and an Instagram account


  6. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    A huge fan of Science Fiction, I was looking forward to The Mother Code unfortunately, the terminology used in this novel was a bit beyond me as I don t know all that much about biowarfare, bioweapons, bioterrorism and genetic mutation Though the premise truly intrigued me ensuring the human race, the execution went over my head and I realized that I am the wrong reader for this novel This was a buddy read with Kaceey.Thank you to Elisha at Penguin Publishing Group for the arc.Published o A huge fan of Science Fiction, I was looking forward to The Mother Code unfortunately, the terminology used in this novel was a bit beyond me as I don t know all that much about biowarfare, bioweapons, bioterrorism and genetic mutation Though the premise truly intrigued me ensuring the human race, the execution went over my head and I realized that I am the wrong reader for this novel This was a buddy read with Kaceey.Thank you to Elisha at Penguin Publishing Group for the arc.Published on Goodreads on 7.5.20


  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Wow, The Mother Code was a bit frightening to read right now both because it includes a pandemic and because it felt so real I m not a regular reader of science fiction, so some of the technology and terminology was a little beyond me, but that didn t keep me from being engaged in the story In the future, the children are engineered and have robots for mothers It s thought provoking and well paced Overall, I m grateful I gave sci fi a try with this one and would definitely readfrom Wow, The Mother Code was a bit frightening to read right now both because it includes a pandemic and because it felt so real I m not a regular reader of science fiction, so some of the technology and terminology was a little beyond me, but that didn t keep me from being engaged in the story In the future, the children are engineered and have robots for mothers It s thought provoking and well paced Overall, I m grateful I gave sci fi a try with this one and would definitely readfrom the author I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own


  8. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    The Mother Code is an extremely clever and addictive post apocalyptic drama, exploring parental relationships and our increasing reliance on technology a thought provoking, atmospheric narrative that keeps you immersed throughout.The end of human existence as we know it has been done many times in literature Carole Stivers manages to put a new twist on it, presenting us with a multi layered emotionally resonant story featuring a group of characters both human and machine, setting them agains The Mother Code is an extremely clever and addictive post apocalyptic drama, exploring parental relationships and our increasing reliance on technology a thought provoking, atmospheric narrative that keeps you immersed throughout.The end of human existence as we know it has been done many times in literature Carole Stivers manages to put a new twist on it, presenting us with a multi layered emotionally resonant story featuring a group of characters both human and machine, setting them against a realistically built world in ruins then challenging them in many ways.After feeling slightly blinded by science in the very early stages I completely devoured this there is a lot of nuance here and some twists of fate that hit you in the heart I don t want to give too much away, many of the joys of this novel came in it s unexpected moments but overall this is a beautifully written page turner that I highly recommend.You can purchase The Mother Code Hodder and Staughton Here.Happy Reading


  9. Chelsea | Thriller Book Babe & Chelsea | Thriller Book Babe & says:

    This book was not what I was expecting It was a bittechnical than I expected and I wasn t really able to follow along very well I think people who areinto science fiction would be a better audience than myself I wasn t sure on some terms and felt that I couldn t follow along enough to finish the book.


  10. Bethany Bethany says:

    Actual Rating 2.5 starsThe Mother Code has some interesting ideas, but the execution ismessy I can definitely see why the film rights were snapped up This could easily be a blockbuster film, but as a novel it isn t great This is a apocalyptic novel about robots designed to birth and raise the last human babies after a biological weapon goes very wrong Like I said, the idea and basic plot are really interesting However, the structure and tone of the book are strange Initially we go betw Actual Rating 2.5 starsThe Mother Code has some interesting ideas, but the execution ismessy I can definitely see why the film rights were snapped up This could easily be a blockbuster film, but as a novel it isn t great This is a apocalyptic novel about robots designed to birth and raise the last human babies after a biological weapon goes very wrong Like I said, the idea and basic plot are really interesting However, the structure and tone of the book are strange Initially we go between two different timelines, one following humans as things begin to go wrong and the other following robots and the children they give birth to Later, the timelines merge, but we still get two different perspectives What s weird is the tone of these The early human timeline tries to explore the science of what is happening and also focus on the romantic and familial relationships of several characters, but without generating real attachment to the characters I think that section could have beeneffectively structured as a series of documents and reports, because I never cared about the characters The past timeline follows the development of children who don t at all act like normal children, but this is never quite explained Then later portion of the book readslike a dystopian YA novel, but with plot holes and choices that either don t make sense or are never fully explored.This was a somewhat frustrating book to read because the ideas are truly interesting, but the execution is very messy and could have done with further rounds of editing On the other hand, I would definitely go see this as a film if it gets made I received an advance copy of this book for review from the publisher All opinions are my own


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The Mother Code [EPUB] ✻ The Mother Code ❀ Carole Stivers – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk What it means to be human and a mother is put to the test in Carole Stivers debut novel set in a world that is chilling and precarious than everThe year is When a deadly non viral agent intended for What it means to be human and a mother is put to the test in Carole Stivers debut novel set in a world that is chilling and precarious than everThe year isWhen a deadly non viral agent intended for biowarfare spreads out of control, scientists must scramble to ensure the survival of the human race They The Mother PDF or turn to their last resort, a plan to place genetically engineered children inside the cocoons of large scale robots to be incubated, birthed, and raised by machines But there is yet one hope of preserving the human order an intelligence programmed into these machines that renders each unique in its own right The Mother Code Kai is born in America s desert southwest, his only companion his robot Mother, Rho Z Equipped with the knowledge and motivations of a human mother, Rho Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive But as children like Kai come of age, their Mothers transform too in ways that were never predicted When government survivors decide that the Mothers must be destroyed, Kai must make a choice Will he break the bond he shares with Rho Z Or will he fight to save the only parent he has ever known In a future that could be our own, The Mother Code explores what truly makes us human and the tenuous nature of the boundaries between us and the machines we create.

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Mother Code
  • Carole Stivers
  • English
  • 10 February 2019
  • 1984806920

About the Author: Carole Stivers

Carole Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist whose home genre is science fiction Her near future science fiction novel The Mother Code is on track for publication by Berkley Books Penguin Random House in May It has already been sold in countries around the world, including the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, and Brazil And, The Mother PDF or it was recently optioned for film by Steven Spielberg s Amblin EntertainmentIn addition to her passion for science fiction, Carole has been a life long fan of mystery starting as a child reading Nancy Drew, graduating to Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen, and later to John Grisham and Scott Turow A good mystery is not too far a cry from a good work of science fiction Both deal with intricate human relationships, strained by extraordinary circumstances, Stivers says And if the mystery includes a twist of science, all the better Yearly visits to the California coast s many monarch butterfly refuges, coupled with multiple trips to New Orleans before and after Katrina, suggested the perfect plot and setting for her mystery story The Butterfly Garden, a tale of clashing social values and long simmering animosities, stirred in the wake of a devastating storm.


10 thoughts on “The Mother Code

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    New week, New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live through And of course, I couldn t resist including this gorgeous book in another video Hey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written ReviewIf all of this is true, then you are asking me to solve a monumental problemA man made pandemic is released in 2049 and the world is absolutely re New week, New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live through And of course, I couldn t resist including this gorgeous book in another video Hey all I ve read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year The Written ReviewIf all of this is true, then you are asking me to solve a monumental problemA man made pandemic is released in 2049 and the world is absolutely reeling The world s best scientists are scrambling for a cure They re not giving upbut they re also coming to the stunning realization we don t have time to save the world. And so they turn to Plan B the children.A genetically engineered generation of humans is created in the labs and each one is paired with a Mother a robot designed to incubate and nurture But what no one counted onis when the Mothers develop their own spark of lifeThe end The end of everythingThis one ended up being quite good There are two storylines one during the apocalypse and one set several years after when the Mothers are the ones in charge As always, I feel like it is difficult to balance the two storylines and I was so invested in the Mother s storyline that I was disappointed whenever we flipped away That being said, the both of them were really well writtenjust one wasappealing to me.I did love all the science in this one As a biophysics graduate student, I m always SUPER picky about the science in books but I tip my hat at Stivers a biochemist she did a fab job crafting the plot and weaving in all the science fiction.The setting really drew me into the story I felt like I was in the desert with the children So well done All in all, this was a great book I cannot wait to see what she writes next A huge thank you to Berkley Publishing and Carole Stivers for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Get ready to flip pages and encounter a quiet disturbing mash up of two intriguing subgenres Genetic mutation and fatal disease When bioterror knocks on your door, you cannot easily run away So buckle up and join this thrilling sci fi adventure I have to warn you before you jump in without your swimsuits, you gotta have some technical knowledge about the bioweapons, how they function, what changed with their operation skills throughout the years not to keep in the dark So I can honestly say Get ready to flip pages and encounter a quiet disturbing mash up of two intriguing subgenres Genetic mutation and fatal disease When bioterror knocks on your door, you cannot easily run away So buckle up and join this thrilling sci fi adventure I have to warn you before you jump in without your swimsuits, you gotta have some technical knowledge about the bioweapons, how they function, what changed with their operation skills throughout the years not to keep in the dark So I can honestly say this book is not for regular readers It fits the expectations of true die hard fans of sci fi books If you are not into them, you may get lost easily with the jargon and the technical terms and you start blabbering, who am I , what the hell I m doing here I have to admit at some parts I kept blubbering something Gibberish for too much overload My brain cells suffered from slow burn and over usage so I kept putting ice on my head during my read and I thought maybe I should have taken an IQ test before requesting this book from my second favorite fairy Mother NetGalley don t let me repeat first one is Olivia Colman who is also my second favorite queen agter Claire Foy But what I liked mostly about this book is building of characters You can easily sympathize with their motions, how they handle the situations and face the risks which makes you feel like you are one of them.So another apocalyptic shockwave hits the world and after the infection, only a few group of military personals and scientists survived with the help of daily treatment Two little children Kai and Sela survived because they are immune to the epidemic and the main reason how they are still alive is they ve been raised by ROBOTS The name of the robotic mothers is MOTHER S CODE They were designed to raise and guard the children for eight years before the children are ready to socialize with their other friends And of course we have MISHA, another engineered child Unfortunately her robotic mother had crashed and she has been raised by Hopi and other scientist who had survived from infection.Another thing I liked about this book is giving you promising future It doesn t serve you a depressing, bleak, suffocating kind of message It is controversial, questioning the nature of motherhood, fast pacing, capturing and interesting read Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley for sharing this intriguing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review

  3. Emily May Emily May says:

    But now everything had changed He d have to learn, all over again, how this world worked. The Mother Code was a challenging read for me Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist and, I have to say, this book feels like it was written by a Silicon Valley biochemist Which I know will be a huge plus for many readers But, unfortunately, some of the jargon went straight over my head and a couple of times I did pause and wonder if I should continue Still, I m glad I did.From the blurb, I thought But now everything had changed He d have to learn, all over again, how this world worked. The Mother Code was a challenging read for me Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist and, I have to say, this book feels like it was written by a Silicon Valley biochemist Which I know will be a huge plus for many readers But, unfortunately, some of the jargon went straight over my head and a couple of times I did pause and wonder if I should continue Still, I m glad I did.From the blurb, I thought this was a book about artificial intelligence and robots, and it sounded almost identical to the movie I Am Mother, but that is only part of the book and it actually has little in common with the movie It s actually also about a manmade pandemic an experiment in biological warfare gone wrong and so obviously it hit a lot closer to home than I was expecting It really is the most disquieting feeling to read about the collapse of society due to a pandemic while you re sat in quarantine.The Mother Code alternates between the past , starting in 2049, in which several government employees attempt to find a cure for the leaked virus whilst also keeping it secret from the public, and the 2060s, in which a young boy called Kai is raised by his robot mother, Rho Z Eventually the past catches up with the present and we see how the robots came to be But now Kai and other children like him are being told it s time to destroy the only mothers they have ever known.In the past chapters, the book captures the panicked race to find a cure solution and protect humanity A small team of esteemed scientists and doctors work around the clock to find an answer to the problem Though the panic tapped into a fear that is all too real right now, I never really felt a close connection to James, Rose, Rick and Sara And I really couldn t summon any interest when the author introduced some lukewarm romantic subplots Similarly, the kids all felt a bit like YA stereotypes the leader, the spunky tomboy, the introvert and not like fully fleshed out humans.But what this book lacks in characterization it makes up for in philosophical questions What I loved most about the book are the questions it raises about mothers, motherhood and the mother child bond Rho Z might be a machine, but to Kai she is his mother, his protector, and for a long time his only companion This is not a bond that should be taken lightly A thought provoking but difficult book.Facebook Instagram

  4. Kaceey Kaceey says:

    Chalk it up to bad timing I was so excited to read this book since I first heard about it Then came Covid 19 I d put this book off long enough and knew I had to try But honestly it was a struggle to read about a biological agent that can spread and kill No matter how dissimilar the book was to our reality, at that point my anxiety was spiking and I knew it was impossible to find any enjoyment going forward.I m an RN seeing this virus close up and personal everyday No matter how muc Chalk it up to bad timing I was so excited to read this book since I first heard about it Then came Covid 19 I d put this book off long enough and knew I had to try But honestly it was a struggle to read about a biological agent that can spread and kill No matter how dissimilar the book was to our reality, at that point my anxiety was spiking and I knew it was impossible to find any enjoyment going forward.I m an RN seeing this virus close up and personal everyday No matter how much I tell myself this is science fiction, it hits too close to home I think my days of science fictiondystopian and post apocalyptic reading could be over At least for the foreseeable future Strange days indeed.Wrong readerwrong time.A buddy read with Susanne.Thank you to Berkley Publishing and Edelweiss for an ARC to read and review

  5. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A young child knows Mother as a smelled skin, a halo of light, a strength in the arms, a voice that trembles with feeling Later the child wakes and discovers this mother and adds facts to impressions, and historical understanding to facts Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.It all begins with a bioweapon named IC NAN that is deployed in the Middle East to kill pesky terrorists hiding in rugged terrain It works.It is supposed to be strategic and controllable It is not.Nature has the fin A young child knows Mother as a smelled skin, a halo of light, a strength in the arms, a voice that trembles with feeling Later the child wakes and discovers this mother and adds facts to impressions, and historical understanding to facts Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.It all begins with a bioweapon named IC NAN that is deployed in the Middle East to kill pesky terrorists hiding in rugged terrain It works.It is supposed to be strategic and controllable It is not.Nature has the final say.We have f ked ourselves The world is soon engulfed in a manmade pandemic that threatens to wipe the human race off the face of the planet In desperation, scientists begin building robots infused with a mother code that will enable these bots to raise and protect babies who are encoded to survive IC NANEarly socialization would have to rely solely on the Mothers themselves the soft hands, audible voices, imprintable faces, and unique personalities of the human women whose babies they carried, databases rife with information about life in the world before they were created, extensive programming in the Socratic method all the elements that Rose had painstakingly built into the Mother Code They drop these bots with their precious cargo in the deserts of the American Southwest and hope for the best Carole Shivers explores what it means to be alive Are the machines we create living entities To the kids who are raised by them, these robots are muchthan their programming They are their protectors They are their friends They are their mothers Can they keep their charges alive long enough to survive the plague Reading this during our COVID 19, state mandated, stay at home quarantine, which, I must be honest, being locked away in my ivory tower is the most normal situation for me, made me feel comfort that the coronavirus is merely a dress rehearsal USA is failing the rehearsal for something muchsinister, like IC NAN Maybe COVID 19 will scare lawmakers enough that we will be better prepared for the second wave of COVID 19, or for something evendeadly I see that some readers find the science in here challenging, but I find it to be not only accessible but well explained by the author It isn t quite a young adult book, but I certainly wouldn t hesitate to allow preteens to read this The violence is minimal, and the story will be compelling for young people to read, especially in this new era of pandemics that we now live in Read books Let your mind travel beyond the confines of your sequestration If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at and an Instagram account

  6. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    A huge fan of Science Fiction, I was looking forward to The Mother Code unfortunately, the terminology used in this novel was a bit beyond me as I don t know all that much about biowarfare, bioweapons, bioterrorism and genetic mutation Though the premise truly intrigued me ensuring the human race, the execution went over my head and I realized that I am the wrong reader for this novel This was a buddy read with Kaceey.Thank you to Elisha at Penguin Publishing Group for the arc.Published o A huge fan of Science Fiction, I was looking forward to The Mother Code unfortunately, the terminology used in this novel was a bit beyond me as I don t know all that much about biowarfare, bioweapons, bioterrorism and genetic mutation Though the premise truly intrigued me ensuring the human race, the execution went over my head and I realized that I am the wrong reader for this novel This was a buddy read with Kaceey.Thank you to Elisha at Penguin Publishing Group for the arc.Published on Goodreads on 7.5.20

  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Wow, The Mother Code was a bit frightening to read right now both because it includes a pandemic and because it felt so real I m not a regular reader of science fiction, so some of the technology and terminology was a little beyond me, but that didn t keep me from being engaged in the story In the future, the children are engineered and have robots for mothers It s thought provoking and well paced Overall, I m grateful I gave sci fi a try with this one and would definitely readfrom Wow, The Mother Code was a bit frightening to read right now both because it includes a pandemic and because it felt so real I m not a regular reader of science fiction, so some of the technology and terminology was a little beyond me, but that didn t keep me from being engaged in the story In the future, the children are engineered and have robots for mothers It s thought provoking and well paced Overall, I m grateful I gave sci fi a try with this one and would definitely readfrom the author I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own

  8. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    The Mother Code is an extremely clever and addictive post apocalyptic drama, exploring parental relationships and our increasing reliance on technology a thought provoking, atmospheric narrative that keeps you immersed throughout.The end of human existence as we know it has been done many times in literature Carole Stivers manages to put a new twist on it, presenting us with a multi layered emotionally resonant story featuring a group of characters both human and machine, setting them agains The Mother Code is an extremely clever and addictive post apocalyptic drama, exploring parental relationships and our increasing reliance on technology a thought provoking, atmospheric narrative that keeps you immersed throughout.The end of human existence as we know it has been done many times in literature Carole Stivers manages to put a new twist on it, presenting us with a multi layered emotionally resonant story featuring a group of characters both human and machine, setting them against a realistically built world in ruins then challenging them in many ways.After feeling slightly blinded by science in the very early stages I completely devoured this there is a lot of nuance here and some twists of fate that hit you in the heart I don t want to give too much away, many of the joys of this novel came in it s unexpected moments but overall this is a beautifully written page turner that I highly recommend.You can purchase The Mother Code Hodder and Staughton Here.Happy Reading

  9. Chelsea | Thriller Book Babe & Chelsea | Thriller Book Babe & says:

    This book was not what I was expecting It was a bittechnical than I expected and I wasn t really able to follow along very well I think people who areinto science fiction would be a better audience than myself I wasn t sure on some terms and felt that I couldn t follow along enough to finish the book.

  10. Bethany Bethany says:

    Actual Rating 2.5 starsThe Mother Code has some interesting ideas, but the execution ismessy I can definitely see why the film rights were snapped up This could easily be a blockbuster film, but as a novel it isn t great This is a apocalyptic novel about robots designed to birth and raise the last human babies after a biological weapon goes very wrong Like I said, the idea and basic plot are really interesting However, the structure and tone of the book are strange Initially we go betw Actual Rating 2.5 starsThe Mother Code has some interesting ideas, but the execution ismessy I can definitely see why the film rights were snapped up This could easily be a blockbuster film, but as a novel it isn t great This is a apocalyptic novel about robots designed to birth and raise the last human babies after a biological weapon goes very wrong Like I said, the idea and basic plot are really interesting However, the structure and tone of the book are strange Initially we go between two different timelines, one following humans as things begin to go wrong and the other following robots and the children they give birth to Later, the timelines merge, but we still get two different perspectives What s weird is the tone of these The early human timeline tries to explore the science of what is happening and also focus on the romantic and familial relationships of several characters, but without generating real attachment to the characters I think that section could have beeneffectively structured as a series of documents and reports, because I never cared about the characters The past timeline follows the development of children who don t at all act like normal children, but this is never quite explained Then later portion of the book readslike a dystopian YA novel, but with plot holes and choices that either don t make sense or are never fully explored.This was a somewhat frustrating book to read because the ideas are truly interesting, but the execution is very messy and could have done with further rounds of editing On the other hand, I would definitely go see this as a film if it gets made I received an advance copy of this book for review from the publisher All opinions are my own

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