The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1)



The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1) When Out Of Shape IT Technician Roen Woke Up And Started Hearing Voices In His Head, He Naturally Assumed He Was Losing It He Wasn T He Now Has A Passenger In His Brain An Ancient Alien Life Form Called Tao, Whose Race Crash Landed On Earth Before The First Fish Crawled Out Of The Oceans Now Split Into Two Opposing Factions The Peace Loving, But Under Represented Prophus, And The Savage, Powerful Genjix The Aliens Have Been In A State Of Civil War For Centuries Both Sides Are Searching For A Way Off Planet, And The Genjix Will Sacrifice The Entire Human Race, If That S What It Takes Meanwhile, Roen Is Having To Train To Be The Ultimate Secret Agent Like That S Going To End Up Well Nominated For The Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 Finals For Best Science FictionWinner Of The Alex Award For The American Library Association S 2014 Youth Media Awards

Wesley Chu s best friend is Michael Jordan, assuming that best friend status is earned by a shared television commercial If not, then his best friend is his dog Eva who he can often be seen riding like a trusty steed through the windy streets of Chicago.Unfortunately, Chu s goals of using Hanes underwear commercials to launch a lucrative career following in Marky Mark s footsteps came to naught Wesley Chu s best friend is Michael Jordan, assuming that best friend status is earned by a shared television commercial If not, then his best friend is his dog Eva who he can often be seen riding like a trusty steed through the windy streets of Chicago.Unfortunately, Chu s goals of using Hanes underwear commercials to launch a lucrative career following in Marky Mark s footsteps came to naught Despite phenomenal hair and manicured eyebrows, his inability to turn left led his destiny down another road Instead of creating new realities with his skills as a thespian, Chu would dazzle audiences with his pen Well, it s a computer really, but the whole technology thing really sucks for metaphors He had spirit fingers maybe In 2015, Wesley Chu won the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award Chu s debut novel from Angry Robot Books, The Lives of Tao, earned him a Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a Science Fiction Goodreads Choice Award Finalist slot.His new series, Time Salvager, published by Tor Books, was released on July 7th, featuring an energy stealing time traveler with addiction issues

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 460 pages
  • The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1)
  • Wesley Chu
  • English
  • 16 August 2017
  • 0857663291

10 thoughts on “The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1)

  1. seak says:

    EDIT Here s my interview with the author.The Past Thousands if not millions of years ago aliens crashed to earth and wanted nothingthan to return To make that happen, it became necessary to encourage technology growth in any way possible and when homo sapiens came around, they were the horse the Quasing wraith like aliens who can inhabit living bodies bet on to make their return home a reality The Present Split into two warring factions, the Prophus and the Genjix, the Quasing use hum EDIT Here s my interview with the author.The Past Thousands if not millions of years ago aliens crashed to earth and wanted nothingthan to return To make that happen, it became necessary to encourage technology growth in any way possible and when homo sapiens came around, they were the horse the Quasing wraith like aliens who can inhabit living bodies bet on to make their return home a reality The Present Split into two warring factions, the Prophus and the Genjix, the Quasing use humans in a network of spies not only to further their goals of returning home, but also to prevent their counterparts from their own ambitions.Now Edward Blair is sold out by his own ...

  2. Dan Schwent says:

    When secret agent Edward Blair is betrayed and killed, Tao, the alien symbiont that lives within him, must find a suitable host to continue the centuries long war between his faction, The Prophus, and their archenemies, the Genjix Too bad he winds up inside overweight IT worker Roen Tan instead Can Tao whip Roen into shape before the Genjix find him When Angry Robot offered an ARC of this book in their weekly newsletter, I jumped at the chance to request one Two alien factions waging war agai When secret agent Edward Blair is betrayed and killed, Tao, the alien symbiont that lives within him, must find a suitable host to continue the centuries long war between his faction, The Prophus, and their archenemies, the Genjix Too bad he winds up inside overweight IT worker Roen Tan instead Can Tao whip Roen into shape before the Genjix find him When Angry Robot offered an ARC of this ...

  3. j says:

    The Lives of Tao has all the exuberance of a passion project banged out in a rush during National Novel Writing Month All of the polish too, unfortunately It s a really fun book, don t get me wrong For the most part, I enjoyed reading it A good story But not very good, you know I love the premise that bodiless aliens crash landed on Earth millennia ago, and discovered that while the climate was inhospi...

  4. Kemper says:

    If you re an overweight slob with a job you hate then maybe you just need to be inhabited by an ancient alien entity who can teach you some discipline and help you get your life in order But before you sign up be aware that you ll be picking a side in a centuries old war among the aliens to decide the fate of humanity, and you ll have a very good chance of getting killed in the process So maybe you want to take another look at that new diet after all This was entertaining but felt relatively l If you re an overweight slob with a job you hate then maybe you just need to be inhabited by an ancient alien entity who can teach ...

  5. Brad Foley says:

    In the end, I think The Lives of Tao is worth reading, if you like secret agent y, teenage chosen one, wet dream martial arts action adventure But only barely It s kind of like a bland mash up of Kung Fu Panda and Bodysnatchers Like Chuck , without the witty dialogue, or Karate Kid with Tony Robbins instead of Mr Miyagi.The first big problem is the quality of the writing, which ranges from barely serviceable to ungrammatic and painful A single example The fact that she enjoyed sport In the end, I think The Lives of Tao is worth reading, if you like secret agent y, teenage chosen one, wet dream martial arts action adventure But only barely It s kind of like a bland mash up of Kung Fu Panda and Bodysnatchers Like Chuck , without the witty dialogue, or Karate Kid with Tony Robbins instead of Mr Miyagi.The first big problem is the quality of the writing, which ranges from barely serviceable to ungrammatic and painful A single example The fact that she enjoyed sports was just another added bonus for them to have an even bigger crush on her Other cringe inducing prose can drag on for paragraphs I wish Chu had gotten a decent editor, because I hate having to pause to wince.Second there is no narrative tension at all Nothing is driving the book beyond a generic from loser t...

  6. Brandon says:

    Before you and I existed in fact, before most people existed our planet was inhabited by a group of aliens Unable to exist on our planet in their natural form, the alien race, or Quasing, merged with the bodies of wayward creatures As time went on, a divide was slowly created between two burgeoning sects, the aggressive Genjix and the peaceful, human sympathetic Prophus Both sides want to leave Earth and return to their home planet but they both have different ideas in how to go about it Before you and I existed in fact, before most people existed our planet was inhabited by a group of aliens Unable to exist on our planet in their natural form, the alien race, or Quasing, merged with the bodies of wayward creatures As time went on, a divide was slowly created between two burgeoning sects, the aggressive Genjix and the peaceful, human sympathetic Prophus Both sides want to leave Earth and return to their home planet but they both have different ideas in how to go about it.In the short period of time that 2013 has existed, I ve on...

  7. Bradley says:

    Is this a wholly urban fantasy Or is it a light sci fi adventure Is it Office Space meets Star Trek Trills Is it a self fulfillment fantasy for overweight and undermotivated readers who dream of getting the ultimate lifestyle overhaul into becoming the ultimate ninja Yes Yes, it is.And for any of you that aren t already hooked into reading the first of this trilogy The writing is crisp and clear and it flows like ice down a mountain We ve got some pretty decent fight scenes, an obligatory Is this a wholly urban fantasy Or is it a light sci fi adventure Is it Office Space meets Star Trek Trills Is it a self fulfillment fantasy for overweight and undermotivated readers who dream of getting the ultimate li...

  8. Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    Alien stories are always a fun ride, especially when 1 the aliens are unconventional, and 2 their relationship with humankind goes beyond the typical invade them uplift them dichotomy Alien stories are eveninteresting when they re mixed up in a spy thriller That being said, the latter isn t usually my cup of tea, but I have to appreciate The Lives of Tao for not taking itself too seriously and for being just quirky enough to win me over.I m also as fond of unconventional heroes as I am Alien stories are always a fun ride, especially when 1 the aliens are unconventional, and 2 their relationship with humankind goes beyond the typical invade them uplift them dichotomy Alien stories are eveninteresting when they re mixed up in a spy thriller That being said, the latter isn t usually my cup of tea, but I have to appreciate The Lives of Tao for not taking itself too seriously and for being just quirky enough to win me over.I m also as fond of unconventional heroes as I am of unconventional aliens A self doubting, weak willed, TV dinner munching and out of shape IT technician working at a dead end job probably isn t someone who immediately comes to mind when you think of the ultimate secret agent It definitely wasn t what ancient alien life form Tao had i...

  9. Rob says:

    Executive Summary A fun present day sci fi story that will cause you to never look at history the same way again Full Review I had never heard of this series or Wesley Chu until Sword Laser did an interview with him back in April Not long after, the first two books of this series were on sale so I added them to the ever increasing pile Recently, I was looking for something to read A few people recommended this as a good light read and I m happy to agree.Aliens are among us The conspi Executive Summary A fun present day sci fi story that will cause you to never look at history the same way again Full Review I had never heard of this series or Wesley Chu until Sword Laser did an interview with him back in April Not long after, the first two books of this series were on sale so I added them to the ever increasing pile Recently, I was looking for something to read A few people recommended this as a good light read and I m happy to agree.Aliens are among us The conspiracy theorists are right They ve been inhabiting humans since the days of the neanderthal Tao has inhabited some of the best leaders in history including Genghis Khan and Zhu Yuanzhang His current host Edward is an elite field agent Then everything goes sideways an...

  10. Experiment BL626 says:

    That awkward moment when you enjoyed the book but hated the hero and wished he would drop dead, preferably within the first chapter he was introduced OMFG, the whiny dipshit was insufferable I understand characters need to have flaws or else they re not believable, but at some point there is such a thing as too many flaws to the point that it is UNBELIEVABLE that the character is still ALIVE Roen was the classic definition of TSTL TSTL, I say OMG Gun shoots and kills people OMG This alie That awkward moment when you enjoyed the book but hated the hero and wished he would drop dead, preferably within the first chapter he was introduced OMFG, the whiny dipshit was insufferable I understand characters need to have flaws or else they re not believable, but at some point there is such a thing as too many flaws to the point that it is UNBELIEVABLE that the character is still ALIVE Roen was the classic defini...

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