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Genesis - Bernard Beckett
Genesis
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A stunning debut novel that's as rich in ideas as it is in suspense, destined to become a modern classic of post-apocalyptic literature   Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing... show more
A stunning debut novel that's as rich in ideas as it is in suspense, destined to become a modern classic of post-apocalyptic literature   Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story. And the Academy isn’t what she believes it to be. In this brilliant novel of dazzling ingenuity, Anax’s examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions raised by science and philosophy. Centuries old, these questions have gained new urgency in the face of rapidly developing technology. What is consciousness? What makes us human? If artificial intelligence were developed to a high enough capability, what special status could humanity still claim? Outstanding and original, Beckett’s dramatic narrative comes to a shocking conclusion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547225494 (0547225490)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 150
Edition language: English
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the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it
3.0 Genesis/Bernard Beckett
Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story....
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
2.5 Good Story, Boring Execution
This book tells a good story. Unfortunately for me, the method by which it delivers that good story bored me half to death. This interesting look at the possible future consists of roughly 70% dry exposition couched as an academic oral exam and 30% philosophical debate on whether machines can actual...
TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
3.0 3/5: Genesis
Anax is brought before her post-apocalyptic ruling elite – The Academy – to take an examination for her entry into it.Her dissertation (for want of a better word) is a young man called Adam Forde, who broke the rules of her society a few generations ago and is either a hero or a villain for doing it...
1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it
4.5 Review: Genesis
What if there's an unstoppable outbreak spreading all across the world, wiping out whole populations, and the only area left unaffected is an island closed off from any contact with the mainland? This is the state of the world in Genesis. Guards on the island have been instructed to terminate on...
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4.0 Genesis
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