Author of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Requiem For A Genocide

JAK037 is a warbot.

Built for the sole purpose of killing the enemies of Dalrea, he has survived longer than any other and is the last of his generation still in operation. Being the last JAK model, he is simply referred to as Jak, no unit number necessary. When word comes of a treaty with their nemesis, Carthia, Jak holds out hope his final days will be ones without war. It is with disappointment he learns the treaty is so a new front can be opened against a race of settlers from another world.


In the coming conflict, can Jak and his comrades of aged warbots survive against an enemy with superior technology? In a mission to wipe out the settlers, will it succeed? Or will Jak’s days finally be numbered. With the aid of a human child, a seven-year-old girl named Hannah, Jak hopes to end the war and save his people from what he believes is a looming disaster. It’s a race where not only humans but Carthians, Dalreans, robotic laws, and his own failing body all conspire to stop him.

This book is to be released December 1st, 2021. For pre-orders you can get it at AMAZON

“Requiem for a Genocide”, by Michael Drakich, is a completely compelling science fiction novel that fans of classic sci-fi and new sci-fi will love. I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a robot-themed novel this much, and I highly recommend it for sci-fi fans everywhere. It has the kind of universal appeal that underpins a good sci-fi movie. – READER VIEWS GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION

This heartwarming sci-fi action drama is like the love child of I, Robot and The Iron Giant. In a way, it comes across as a political parable with an appeal that comes from the touching relationship between a child and a thinking machine. It’s a plain and simple story, but one that Michael Drakich has explored dramatically to deliver a strong plotline and compelling characters. Jak may be a machine, but he is oozing with humanity so it is not difficult to identify with him. It has a nice structure to it, with a fast-paced writing style that gives enough details without boring you. Requiem for a Genocide is fiction that feels realistic because it has something to say. It is a story that will win the hearts of both young readers and adults. – READERS FAVORITE

The first-“person” narrative gives us a chance to see into JAK’s mind, and what I loved most about the book was his intelligent and down-to-earth philosophical musing about things like war, ethics, free will, and life in general. 5 STARS – Angie Boyter, Amazon Vine Voice ranked in the top 1000 of Amazon’s ranked reviewers.