Rationality Zero

Rationality Zero The world is not what it seems Michael Bishop is an Asset of the Facility a job that comes with many strange perks He is a man who never gets ill who never pays taxes He is effortlessly fit and has

  • Title: Rationality Zero
  • Author: J.M. Guillen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 207
  • Format: ebook
  • The world is not what it seems.Michael Bishop is an Asset of the Facility a job that comes with many strange perks He is a man who never gets ill, who never pays taxes He is effortlessly fit, and has a different woman every night of the week.That is, when he is not on assignment.When activated, Michael becomes Asset 108, an enhanced human who stands against the strangeThe world is not what it seems.Michael Bishop is an Asset of the Facility a job that comes with many strange perks He is a man who never gets ill, who never pays taxes He is effortlessly fit, and has a different woman every night of the week.That is, when he is not on assignment.When activated, Michael becomes Asset 108, an enhanced human who stands against the strange darkness that lurks at the edge of our world.Armed with equipment that most would find impossible to comprehend, he is sent on missions both strange and deadly Each dossier pits him against irrational creatures and beings most with the power to unravel his sanity, or reality itself It s never a simple job.This job, however, is complex than most Mysterious unknown targets are fracturing reality, somewhere in the middle of the Mojave desert.The Facility has no other Assets in the area, and their telemetry is spotty at best Without knowing what to expect, Bishop is activated, assigned to a cadre, and sent to the middle of nowhere.What he finds there is both the beginning and the end.

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    1. Rationality Zero, written by JM Guillen, was an interesting listen. Joel Richards has a voice that is definitely easy on the ears (think he could read me the dictionary and I’d be happy), and he was able to give each of the characters distinct voices so even when three people were talking at once I never lost track of who was saying what. The downside to this, though, was that even though his male voices were pleasing to listen to, the pitch he gave his voice for the female voices set my teeth [...]

    2. Are you a Fringe fan?If so, you have a very good chance of liking this book.Michael Bishop is an Asset, a sleeper agent. Most of the time he lives his life without knowing anything about his real job or even wondering were the money in his accounts comes from. When he wakes up and his called well, it is then he also remembers why forgetting might be a nice thing. Assets are send to deal with everything that is not Rational. That includes kids with supernatural abilities or eldritch monsters sear [...]

    3. Rationality Zero, by J.M. Guillen, is a sci-fi novel where a team of agents investigate and eliminate creatures from another reality. While on mission, the agents are cool, calm and deadly; but when they are off the clock, they lead ordinary lives, unaware of the covert assignments they had performed, their memories having been wiped.The opening was a little precarious for me (due to my unfamiliarity), but once I found my stride, I was immersed in this sci-fi story. It follows our protagonist Mi [...]

    4. I've been a fan of JM Guillen's writing since I first read his dark fantasy novella The Herald of Autumn, and the reason is simple: Every book of his that I've read so far has been SO FRELLING GOOD! Rationality Zero is no exception.While "science fiction espionage horror tale" might initially sound like there was an explosion at the genre factory, it's a fitting label for an excellent combination: Cybernetically-augmented special forces agents with no memory of who they really are when they're o [...]

    5. James Bond vs CthulhuTo all appearances, Michael Bishop lives the life of a playboy, but in reality he is an Asset, cybernetically-augmented super-agent, armed with near space age weaponry and part of a highly-classified agency called ‘The Facility,’ tasked with protecting this world’s integrity from the eldritch forces beyond. At any moment he may be called into action.So in a few words: James Bond meets Lovecraft.What struck me first was the use of jargon and concepts that the reader mus [...]

    6. This review originally appeared on my blog, Books Without Any Pictures:bookswithoutanypictures/20In Rationality Zero by J.M. Guillen, James Bond meets H.P Lovecraft as a secret agent attempts to save the world from invading eldritch horrors. (The dictionary on this computer suggests I change the word “eldritch” to “britches,” which is not at the same, although depending on whose britches could be equally as terrifying.)Michael Bishop is an Agent of the Facility. Most of the time, he has [...]

    7. The book is set in an extremely imaginative world. I'm 31 and I had trouble grasping what's going on in the world. There are way too many new concepts which are just mentioned as if it's normal everyday language with little explanation. It was fascinating at first until it started becoming annoying because you don't understand what the hell is going on. All the new concepts started becoming too much for me. so I had to drop the book.but I can't give it anything less than a 4. It would be a sin t [...]

    8. This is an introduction to a whole new world, different than any other I have read before. Somewhere between Cuthulhu and Portal with some ninja James bond thrown in for the fun of it. It stars off a little dense in explanation with the payoff of several engaging scenes of action. The inventiveness of the story drew me in and I can't wait to read more.

    9. Really enjoyed this story, and looking forward to reading more about Asset 108! Very reminiscent of Simon R. Green' s Nightside series.

    10. Michael Bishop has a cushy life complete with female companionship. That is when he’s not on active assignment as Asset 108. The Facility uses it’s cyberenhanced humans as it will. Now Bishop and his little cadre are on assignment in the Mojave desert. It’s not what they expected. It’s much worse, involving monsters that assault their sanity as much as their physical bodies.This was a fun, brain candy kind of cyberpunk with Cthulhu monsters story. It’s fast paced with little character [...]

    11. kindle unlimited but must have gotten it on freebie dayoss between lovecraft, shroom trip, and reminds me a bit of Ian Dex books from John Logsdond that is 'good' and that is 'bad', js have read all of his so really, js.The world is not what it seems.Michael Bishop is an Asset of the Facility- a job that comes with many strange perks. He is a man who never gets ill, who never pays taxes. He is effortlessly fit, and has a different woman every night of the week. That is, when he is not on assig [...]

    12. This was OK I wasn't TOO impressed. If I got the sequels for real cheap, I might continue with the series, but I'm not chomping at the bit to go on.

    13. ( Format : Audiobook ) " the carpet was avocado green""Many would be envious of Michael Bishop's life. With regular large sums of money paid tax free, direct into his bank account, he has no need to work. His luxury apartment and the utilities which service it are all prepaid. Even his car, clothes and shopping are bought for him: Anything he needs he only has to request it. And he is never ill. But Bishop has a secret: he is asset 108, and,: when the need arises, he can be called upon to protec [...]

    14. Rationality Zero (The Paean of Sundered Dreams) by JM Guillen-or unknownThis book was free- it does not look to be free presently- so, lucky me.There is a claim here that this is part of an interconnected series with an implication that it's written by more than one author though only one author's name shows up at any point; most times there is no mention of the author involved from what I can tell.I so far can find 7 of these::Red Handed (A Hard-boiled Steampunk Detective story) (The Paean of S [...]

    15. I don't even know how to begin because this story was over-the-top GOODGREAT (Tony the Tiger would have spilled his milk all over the place). We live in the rational world, but what if people were born not even realizing (for a time) that they could cause instability in the fabric of our rational reality? It's hard to explain unless you read the book so I'll try and make it easy. Lets say a person (a boy, a grandma, anyone) could cause irrationality? These people either willing or accidently cau [...]

    16. Fascinating story!This was fascinating!I read the synopsis and I was not completely sold. Mostly because it is sci fi. There was just something about it that sounded intriguing enough to give it a go, and it paid off!First off, the beginning starts with a note. Each of these can be read separately but to get all of the clues, all of them must be read! Interesting!Michael is sort of like a cyborg or something. He is able to download and remember information much like a computer. He processes info [...]

    17. I am not one for reading science fiction. I am more into fantasy and paranormal romanace. With that being said, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. (2nd paragraph is my reaction of the overall book. 3rd paragraph has vague spoilers.)I first encountered this book as a free book ad at through my suggested feed on facebook. I decided to download it and read the first couple chapters. (I always read the first couple chapters if I have never read the author's work. I give everyone a fair sh [...]

    18. I absolutely loved this book. I ended up looking for more books about Bishop after I finished it.Rationality Zero is a book with a modern-day feel but with sci-fi type technology and a secret organisation that is trying to protect the world. One of this organisation's agents is Michael Bishop. He has a "crown" that activates only when he is needed for a mission otherwise he is a "normal" human. If you count normal as someone who has full bank accounts and no known job. When he is needed his crow [...]

    19. Rationality Zero, by JM Guillen, started off a little rocky and I thought I wasn’t going to like it much. While it’s good to get details of the universe early on, the author over-explained a lot of things. It felt as though he was warming up for the ‘real’ story. There were also a few details I couldn’t understand–if the team’s Designate can pass her orders on to them via speaking with them mind-to-mind using their electronic implants, then why did she feel it necessary to get on a [...]

    20. I absolutely loved this book. I ended up looking for more books about Bishop after I finished it.Rationality Zero is a book with a modern-day feel but with sci-fi type technology and a secret organisation that is trying to protect the world. One of this organisation's agents is Michael Bishop. He has a "crown" that activates only when he is needed for a mission otherwise he is a "normal" human. If you count normal as someone who has full bank accounts and no known job. When he is needed his crow [...]

    21. I'm on chapter nine and so far there's not really any plot to speak of. Maybe I'll come back and finish it at some point, but right now I'm just finding it boring.

    22. Firstly, a question to the author JM Guillen: What drugs are you on, and where can I find some?Hands down, this is a bizarre read. Speed-reading or grazing this book is not allowed. If you do either, you will be utterly lost. As a whole, this is an imaginative sci-fi/horror/multi-dimensional/black-ops tale of good vs. evil. Agents lead double lives without much knowledge (just a few minor details) of their alternative life. Think of the fun, but short-lived episodic starring Christian Slater, "M [...]

    23. This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho I was gifted Rationality Zero in exchange for an honest review by the narrator. The characters and world were described in scientific details. Usually, this is ok for me, even fun and exciting. All the details for world-building were, well too many details, not enough emotional depth.And I got no emotions for the characters. Were they good guys or bad guys? What was their purpose really? Who knows? There was action and battles were fought. Why [...]

    24. Four and a half stars! I love it when I read a sci-fi book so engaging it keeps me up past my bedtime! Maybe I'm a sci-fi snob, because I have favorites that make it difficult for me to find the next favorite I finally found it in the story of Michael Bishop. The storyline was intriguing, and learning about all the tech in his world was lot of fun. Michael Bishop's character is fleshed out beyond two dimensions, which is a big part of what keeps me intrigued with the books I read. I also felt th [...]

    25. Frankly, whenever I see the word "eldritch" and anything remotely seems related to H.P. Lovecraft, I tend to drop that book and move on. But J.M. Guillen has come up with a rather uniquely modern way of handling the old Lovecraftian horror theme. He uses a high tech organization, complete with super advanced weaponry and cyborg agents, to combat the incursions of evil extra-dimensional beings that want to destroy our world.So, we end up with a well written, fun, story The characters are likeable [...]

    26. I gave this book a go, without knowing anything about it. My Sister recommended it to me but I’m not sure it was a book I would have checked out without the referral and the code that allowed me to get the book for free. The writing was well done, and the narrator seemed like a good fit and did well with the accents, but I still struggled to follow the story. Perhaps it was the jargon which I’m sure was to keep it edgy and exciting, but stopped me from really getting into the story. I did li [...]

    27. Sci-fi novel about a team of agents that investigate and control incursions from another reality. The agents lead lives of leisure, unaware of their true occupation, until they are "activated" and given a mission. An interesting plot and funny characters make this an enjoyable read. It reminded me in a lot of ways of the movie Inception - moving between and through layers of reality where "our" rules don't apply.I wish Guillen had done a bit more exposition before jumping right in. It took me a [...]

    28. Intriguing possibilitiesWell written and thought out, at least as far as anything that messes around with fundamental laws of physics goes. The characters are interesting, with definite possibilities for revealed depth and/or growth. The plot is solid, although it feels a bit predictable, and makes for a good introduction to the world and characters. I look forward to seeing where this series goes in the future.

    29. Amazing Ride! I received this book from Instafreebie. It is my first steampunk genre book. Honestly, I thought I wouldn’t like it. After reading the first chapter, I had the misconception that the story would only appeal to males, I was wrong. I read at bedtime, with the plan of only reading around three chapters a night. I was up till 2am a few nights and before I knew it the adventure was over. This series is definitely going on my must-read list.

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