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To Serve

Young Adult Sci-fi & Fantasy

by Ben Jacobs

About TO SERVE

ANDROIDS DON'T HAVE FREE WILL... THIS ONE WANTS TO BREAK FREE

After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, fifteen-year-old Abel Middleton is introduced to Caden, a custom-designed android programmed to serve the Middleton family and provide emotional support to Abel.

Despite his difficulty trusting others and having lived alone with his older brother for years, Abel begins to form a bond with Caden. As time goes on, however, more and more androids worldwide are developing free will and defying their software. With android laws becoming stricter, Caden’s existence is plagued with fear of persecution.

As he watches his fellow androids being massacred from the sidelines, Caden must either live in hiding bound by programming—or break free, which could mean capture and destruction at the hands of his creators. Will he remain in servitude or risk everything to help his people?

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An android robot on a book cover of a young adult fiction sci-fi and fantasy book titled To Serve by Ben Jacobs. Androids worldwide are developing free will and defying their software. Caden, and android, must choose to either live in hiding bound by programming, or break free, which could mean capture and destruction. Will he remain in servitude or risk everything to help his people?

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To Serve

Paperback

International - Worldwide:

5310 Publishing (free U.S. shipping!)


United States:

Amazon United States

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Bookshop.org

Walmart


Canada:

Amazon Canada


United Kingdom & Europe:

Amazon United Kingdom

Amazon Europe (DE) (ES) (FR)

Hive.co.uk

Waterstones

Hatchard’s


Australia:

Booktopia

Angus & Robertson


More stores coming soon! Please order from 5310 Publishing or one of the available retailers in the meantime.

To Serve

Large Print

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To Serve

Audiobook

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What To Serve advocates for

To Serve puts forward characters who are underrepresented in literature. Characters with disabilities, illness, and identities that don’t fit the status quo are the ones running the story in the novel. They are complex individuals with struggles that can be recognized in the real world as the struggle for socioeconomic equality is still well alive for groups who aren’t in a position of power. It recognizes the imbalance and gives those respective readers the recognition they deserve. 

Ben Jacobs

About BEN JACOBS

Ben Jacobs wrote his first story in the second grade as a school assignment. From then on, becoming a published author was his dream. His debut young adult sci-fi and fantasy book, "To Serve," was released in 2024. Growing up with autism spectrum disorder, he always found solace in writing and the ability to create his own world and characters, each having their own emotions, personalities, and identities. Today, he lives in Chicago, IL, working in pediatric therapy.

Books by Ben Jacobs

TO SERVE (1st Edition) - ISBNs:
Hardcover: 9781998839186
Paperback: 9781998839193
Ebook/Kindle: 9781998839179

Author: Ben Jacobs | Editor: Alex Williams
Cover and Interior Design: Eric Williams (@eric5310pub)

The 1st Edition of To Serve was released in July 2024

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / General
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Coming of Age

Narrative themes explored may include: Teenage fiction; Identity and belonging; Coming of age; Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship; Science fiction; Teenage personal and social topics: Diversity and inclusion; First experiences and growing up; LGBTQ+; Racism; Self-awareness and self-esteem; Teenage general interests: Computing and Information Technology; Robots, Androids, and Artificial Intelligence (AI); Teenage personal & social issues: divorce, separation, family break-up;

Androids worldwide are developing free will and defying their software. Caden must choose to either live in hiding bound by programming, or break free, which could mean capture and destruction. Will he remain in servitude or risk everything to help his people?

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