Earth Won

2nd Edition

Fiction - Science Fiction
92 Pages
Reviewed on 10/31/2022
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Author Biography

Arthur (Art) F. Seymour is an entrepreneur, inventor, educator, philosopher, and author. Seymour studied electrical engineering at Christian Brothers University and earned his master's degree at IIT. He started his career at Motorola and later he managed a group of engineers at Zenith Radio Corporation. Seymour launched E-Blox Inc. after forty-four years of being the President of Elenco Electronics, Inc. Now, he has more than a dozen patents with a few still pending. Seymour believes that a series of books that readers can edit will inspire others to become future authors. The SiBoRE® system is the first step in starting this collaboration between author and readers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite

Earth Won by Arthur Seymour is a science fiction story with elements of adventure. Seymour’s travels lead him on many exploits, and he falls in love with Ruby during an expedition. After his lab is invaded by the REED organization, Seymour changes their name to GREED and points out their wrongdoings. Seymour’s dog, Glen, is a pivotal character in the story, and his deeds help reverse Earth into a loving fulfilling planet again.

Fans of science fiction adventure will love Earth Won! Arthur Seymour has penned a book that will keep readers thinking about it long after the last page is turned. Even with the advanced technology, Seymour seems truly connected to Earth, and he waits for Earth to provide him with signals, indicating that he feels Earth is a living entity. I enjoyed the religious undertones in the story as I read about the experiences shared by the characters. There are QR codes throughout the book that provide more information for readers about the components that make up the story. I angled my phone’s camera on several of them, and I was directed to a site that better explained the equipment or other things which related to the story, like cave drawings and living organisms. Readers can add to the descriptions, making the book a unique STEM project. The QR codes are a useful feature, and the information they provide helps a reader more than footnotes and appendices. I would recommend Earth Won! to enthusiastic readers of science fiction, and anyone who enjoys STEM-related activities and reading would be thrilled to discover this book!

Luwi Nyakansaila

Earth Won: 2nd Edition by Arthur Seymour is a science fiction novel about the distant future. Humans have robots that help them with daily living, and pet animals like cats and dogs are still man's best friend. Some humans in this future, like our heroes Ruby and Seymour, are connected to the Spirit of Earth. The Spirit guides them through everyday life and helps them appreciate the earth and protect it. The other humans have been infected with greed and evil. They wish to gain more for themselves and end up destroying Earth. Seymour with aid from his dog Glen battles these people and helps Earth in winning the war against them. Seymour and Glen inspire Robyn, Paul, Sophie, and many future generations who work with the Spirit of Earth to overcome greedy individuals.

I loved reading Earth Won because it was unusual. Apart from a science fiction theme, this book also covers romance and a lesson on the importance of preserving the earth and protecting nature. Our society is currently experiencing the effects caused by human negligence. Floods, the extinction of species, and extreme weather patterns are some of the impacts that we are witnessing. These are caused by neglect and greed. The author has written a thought-provoking tale about what happens if the earth wins. We will be happier, and the world will be a better place to live in. We need to protect this earth because it is our home. I look forward to reading more from this series by Arthur Seymour.

Maria Victoria Beltran

Earth Won 2nd Edition by Arthur Seymour is a fascinating science fiction novel. It unravels as Seymour wakes up to Robyn’s soft voice. Robyn is a robot with a metatronic brain that allows it to have metaphysical capabilities. With them is Glen, a Wicklow terrier dog used by the Spirit of the Earth to fight a Creature called GREED and change the world for the better. In this story, the Earth Spirit is using a group of creatures in a new way to lower the carbon footprint man is creating. Seymour is one of them, and in one of his assignments, he meets Ruby. They fall in love and realize that they are two of the most advanced creatures in this group. Assisted by their metatonic robots, the Tri-Blade (TB) biocopter, and the spirit of the Earth that guided their missions, they face their common enemy.

Arthur Seymour’s Earth Won 2nd Edition is a fascinating science fiction novel that somehow focuses on the environmental issues the world is facing today and is highly relevant and timely. This unique novel is interactive since it provides links that will take readers into the real world which is as surreal as the fictional objects in the narrative. Readers can also become Dynamic Editors and can change these links. The descriptive literary style makes the characters come alive as they accomplish their mission. The author has created a fictional world where humans and robots work together to make the world a better place. The poem provided at the novel's end is a beautiful literary touch that somehow brings us back to the world as we know it. Highly recommended!

Pikasho Deka

Prepare yourself for a wondrous adventure and become part of the interactive SiBoRe series of books by Arthur Seymour with Earth Won: 2nd Edition. These STEM-oriented novellas focus on an experimental narrative style, seeking to draw the participation of readers through QR codes that link them to the larger narrative. In this installment, Seymour and Ruby are eagerly preparing for the next phase of their lives when they are called upon to save the world once again as the carnage caused by the creature threatens to destroy everything they love. Helping them on their mission are their ever-loyal AI friends, including Robyn and Max. They are also joined by an adorable dog named Glen, who plays a vital role in defeating the creature. Meanwhile, the environmental organization REED continues to wreak havoc on the planet.

Arthur Seymour's unique approach to storytelling makes his books a joy to read. As a reader, you will find yourself accompanied by some vibrant characters in a futuristic world where anything is possible, gaining some vital insights along the way. The QR links provide readers with an option to gain in-depth knowledge about the world Seymour has created, which makes for an engaging reading experience. The plot moves at a blistering pace, and you may find yourself reading the book in one sitting. This is the third book I've read by Seymour, and at this point, I can honestly say that I'm completely invested in the adventures of Seymour and Ruby. Sci-fi fans will have a good time with Earth Won.

Miche Arendse

An interesting adventure ensues in Earth Won: 2nd Edition by Arthur Seymour when a little dog by the name of Glen helps to save the world. A vile creature known as GREED has appeared and caused havoc. It is up to the most unlikely of creatures to save the day. Glen, with the help of some of his new companions, must do everything in his power to save the Earth.

Earth Won by Arthur Seymour is by far the most unusual book I have ever read. Not only does it contain a cast of various characters who each play a special part in the plot but the format of the book itself is what makes it unique. On almost every page the reader is offered a visual of either the landscape or characters, usually of Glen, along with a barcode that can be scanned to view beautiful and colorful imagery. What is most intriguing is that the reader can change the image attached to the barcode which means that every reader is allowed to add their personal touch to the story.

The author introduced an amazing innovation that makes for an even more engaging experience. The story is quite good in itself although there is a lot going on. The writing style was well-paced and easy to follow and although I wish there had been a bit more world-building, I enjoyed the story. This book is very different and I like the concept behind it.