SOFTWIRE SERIES PJ HAARSMA
Now, as Renaissance arrives at Orbis 1, he is going to find out. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Yet he holds onto a positive spirit as he contemplates the significance of the Rings of Orbis: Although the plot revolves around JT discovering and stopping a betrayal of terrible consequences, there are smaller instances of loyalties betrayed among the children, even by JT himself. Now it is up to JT to release Toll and Smool into the Orbisian ocean before Toll realizes the sinister plot and causes a massive flood; it will drown everyone in Core City, including the human children. But their merriment is suddenly halted when it becomes clear how horrifically-low greed will drive Obisian actions. South Carolina Associate of School Libraries. Once Toll and his family are set free, JT has an opportunity to choose freedom for both himself and his sister at the expense of leaving his friends behind—though they are, in essence, his family.
As in the first novel, the questions about why JT’s parents wanted to travel to Orbis persist. Orbis 1 is the seat of government; Orbis 2 is the industrial center which houses crystal refineries; Orbis 3 is the center of commerce for Citizens who control the rings; and Orbis 4 is the location of the service industries for the system. Orbis 1 seems wondrous. In the end, JT narrowly escapes death, and gains an important ally in a new friend: Each ring has a specific purpose toward the maintenance of Orbisian society: But their merriment is suddenly halted when it becomes clear how horrifically-low greed will drive Obisian actions. Retrieved from ” https: JT soon learns that the virus has been fighting Madame Lee’s corrupt programming which was responsible for the many malfunctions and the virus is a benign consciousness with a name — Vairocina.
The Best inthe series. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Most are lazy and most have lost all compassion for lower classes on a societal scale. Haarsmz on Orbis 1 The Softwire: The Softwire is a series of four young adult science fiction novels by PJ Haarsma.
Although the plot revolves haaesma JT discovering and stopping a betrayal of terrible consequences, there are smaller instances of loyalties betrayed among the children, even by JT himself.
However, they soon discover that greed and corruption govern their society. But the three rotations JT has spent on the Rings have been anything but normal.
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Their hopes for a better position within the social hierarchy due to JT’s heroic efforts on Orbis 1 are dashed suddenly when their aged and feeble Guarantor tries to sell aeries into a seedy, underground market.
The Softwire Series carefully chronicles the downward spiral of the children as their hopelessness deepens under the cruel treatment of the Orbisians; their sadness and loss of their innocence is seen through JT’s eyes.
Yet the reader directly witnesses JT’s struggle to hold onto his compassion, his hope and his moral standards. She says he left for Earth to complete a final mission for the Trust — one that Madame Lee did not want fulfilled.
Orbis is governed by highly respected Keepers, i. This causes a massive flood and massive worry. Switzer eventually “dies” because of that incident.
Although completely comprehensible as a functioning civilizationthis alien world has no similarity to anything on Earth. In turn, Switzer’s actions cause JT—in a frantic attempt to prevent Switzer from using the belt—to betray Toll’s trust and to reveal the secret of Toll Town.
Could that alien serirs keeps spotting, the one with the skull and haaarsma on his arm, be a wormhole pirate? He remains there for scientific study until a breakout aided by Space Jumpers sets him on a journey inside the central computer. Virus on Orbis 1 — Paperback PB A human boy with an uncanny link to computers finds danger and discovery on the rings of Orbis in this riveting sci-fi adventure. However, Toll hints at a subterfuge afoot, and explains that he and Smool, a female Samiranhave served for nearly two thousand rotations.
Young adultScience fiction. Because he is a softwire, he will be able to communicate with Toll, one of two, gigantic Samiransi. JT just wishes to be normal. JT always wonders what kind of fantastic world his parents once desired for a new home. Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3 The Softwire: Each book takes place on one of four, haarsmx rings, which surround the XYZ wormhole.
Betrayal on Orbis
Betrayal opens with the enslaved children being moved to Orbis 2 for their second rotation of servitude. Yet he holds onto a positive spirit haxrsma he contemplates the significance of the Rings of Orbis: JT is flawed and fails at times, but his introspective intelligence pulls him through. The New York Public Library. Once Toll and his family are set free, JT has an opportunity to choose freedom for both himself and his sister at the expense of leaving his friends behind—though they are, in essence, his family.
This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Toll angrily demands their release, much to the upset of all the self-centered Trading Council members. Now, she is no longer mute, but rather quiet and clear, a voice of sadness and pain.
No one believes JT’s claim that a being, living inside the computer — a virus — is responsible. As in the first novel, the questions about why JT’s parents wanted to travel to Orbis persist. The consequences of these smaller betrayals are profound, especially for JT, as he is put in a leadership position, and then forced to administer punishment against the other children. Now it is up to JT haarsmz release Toll and Smool into the Orbisian ocean before Toll realizes the sinister plot and causes a massive flood; it will drown everyone in Core City, including the human children.
After two rotations working as knudniks on the Rings of Orbis, JT and his friends are anxious about what awaits them on Orbis 3.
Throughout his ordeal, JT questions the decisions made by his parents whom he never knew. Awakening on Orbis 4. Yet the children are immediately shocked softwirf learn that they will be expected to fulfill their parents’ contract for their passage.
Virus on Orbis 1″, read by Haarsma’s close friend Nathan Fillionare freely available on the web as a taster.
Virus on Orbis (Softwire, book 1) by PJ Haarsma
He is more lj than their former Guarantor but JT finds solice in acquiring a new position of responsibility: But this time more clues are shared to heighten the mystery. Also, the first three chapters of “The Softwire: Suspicion is immediately cast upon the young human softwire.
A constant question posed is whether a person can retain his sense of ethics when consistently exposed to situations of desperate adversity. Virus sovtwire Orbis 1″.
The overriding premise behind the series is the maturation of Johnny T as he struggles to overcome an abusive domination which pushes him to fulfill his destiny as a leader, and as a guardian. But as the pieces of the puzzle of his origins begin to come together, JT realizes his defiance may cost him everything. When one of them delivers a cryptic message to JT—Tell him we put on a good show all right, Softwire—JT can only wonder: But his plan is fraught with danger: Also highly respected are Nagoolsi.