Dogs of War

Dogs of War

My name is Rex. I am a good dog.

Rex is also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry and his voice resonates with subsonics especially designed to instil fear. With Dragon, Honey and Bees, he's part of a Multiform Assault Pack operating in the lawless anarchy of Campeche, south-eastern Mexico.

Rex is a genetically engineered Bioform, a deadly weapon in a dirty war. He has the intelligence to carry out his orders and feedback implants to reward him when he does. All he wants to be is a Good Dog. And to do that he must do exactly what Master says and Master says he's got to kill a lot of enemies.

But who, exactly, are the enemies? What happens when Master is tried as a war criminal? What rights does the Geneva Convention grant weapons? Do Rex and his fellow Bioforms even have a right to exist? And what happens when Rex slips his leash?

Title:Dogs of War
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About Adrian Tchaikovsky

ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY was born in Lincolnshire and studied zoology and psychology at Reading, before practising law in Leeds. He is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor and is trained in stage-fighting. His literary influences include Gene Wolfe, Mervyn Peake, China Miéville, Mary Gently, Steven Erikson, Naomi Novak, Scott Lynch and Alan Campbell.


    Dogs of War Reviews

  • Trish

    I finished this late last night (has been a while since I stayed up so late to finish a book) but had to seriously ponder how to write this review.Only recently I read Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of...

  • Bradley

    What at first appeared to be a straight tale of totally augmented dogs and other animals refitted with all the glorious technology of war, designed to be true monsters completely obedient to their mas...

  • Emma

    Bioform Rex is trying to be a Good Boy, the kind of Good Dog his Master wants him to be. But when he is cut from that hierarchy, he must make his own decisions with the help of his friends in the Mult...

  • Justine

    4.5 starsExcellent near future SF that delves deep into the ethical questions that arise from augmenting animals and transforming them into a state of personhood. It is just as heartwrenching as you m...

  • Josh

    Dogs of War was not the book I was expecting to read - in a good way. I've long been a fan of Adrian Tchaikovsky, his Shadows of the Apt epic fantasy series is great and I really enjoyed his fantasy/a...

  • Lindsay

    "My name is Rex. I am a Good Dog."Rex is definitely a Good Dog. He's also a nearly eight-feet tall bio-engineered cybernetically-enhanced dog soldier with access to heavy weaponry and networked to a w...

  • Tessy Nightblood Ijachi

    e-arc given to me via netgalley in exchange for an honest review ”Life is constant creation and destruction. The trick is knowing one from another” This book is about a group of engineered bioform...

  • Roy

    4.5*This was nearly a 5 star. It starts with a bang of action. Bio-engineered dogs plus other animals working for an organisation with crwzy weaponary destroy a civilian outpost. You can feel the pull...

  • Ints

    Reksis ir Labs suns. Viņš mīl cilvēkus. Viņš ienīst ienaidniekus. Viņš pilnībā klausa Saimnieku. Viņa pleci sniedzas septiņu pēdu augstumā, viņa ādu lodes neņem, apbruņots ar lielka...

  • Joanne Harris

    Loved it. Intelligent, sensitive and humane, with nods to We3 and Flowers For Algernon. I may never recover....