THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption. Javier's quest takes him from Amy's island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation... or death. File Under: Science Fiction [ vN2... show more
THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption. Javier's quest takes him from Amy's island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation... or death. File Under: Science Fiction [ vN2 | Island in the Streams | Failsafe No More | The Stepford Solution ]
Publish date: June 25th 2013
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: The Machine Dynasty (#2)
I really enjoyed the first book, vN, but this one didn't work for me. Doesn't help that this has a different POV (Javier, rather than Amy). The author's said iD is like her version of a James Bond story - complete with casinos, cocktails, and a supervillain. But I just couldn't connect with the stor...
Amy is a vN, a self-replicating humanoid robot. She is programmed to love humanity, to obey them. The failsafe that insures that love will destroy her if she even witnesses violence against humans, let alone participates. Or maybe she isn't. Maybe she has no failsafe at all, and can act as sh...
Taking up close to where vN left off, iD follows Javier's journey to set things right after everything goes wrong on Amy's island. Although I liked the book well enough, I feel that some of the magic was missing, and I'm not convinced that Javier is as compelling a protagonist as Amy was.Javier make...
ARC was provided by Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.3.5 StarsJust like in vN the first book of the series Ashby wowed me with her world-building. I love the concept of 3D printers that can print food, clothes ect but also the concept of reproducing Androids. While vN wa...
After being forced to poison his wife Amy, vN Javier goes on the run to find her backup. Can he find it before his enemies find him and shut him down permanently?Disclaimer: I got this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for reviewing it.iD takes place in a future where men and machines live side by si...