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Shelter - Susan Palwick
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3.45 55
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312866020 (031286602X)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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Caffeine Reviews rated it
This book could have been cut down 200 pages. I know, I'm always the first one to complain if the author doesn't give enough back story to let you know what's going on, but in this case less would have been acceptable. For some reason the author seemed think that we needed to know all about the chi...
JeffreyParis rated it
A remarkably well-conceived and well-crafted novel! Palwick imagines a plague that, once it has ravaged Africa, is sufficiently contained to be able to alter brain chemistry and even "mindwipe" undesirables who can then (usually) be re-socialized from scratch. Add in the development of AI entities...
Darlene Marshall, author
Darlene Marshall, author rated it
Set in a near-future San Francisco that's all too real and Kafkaesque, this gripping novel explores what it means to be human, and to be connected to family. As artificial intelligence progresses the line between human and machine blurs, and what it means to be human and compassionate takes on a new...
anderlawlor rated it
3.0 Shelter
Somewhat interesting AI narrative, a bit social-worker-y in tone. If you like to read about people talking to their houses (He, She, & It springs to mind) you might enjoy this.
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coffee & ink rated it
Adore Fred. Hate Preston. Book needs more Roberta and less Meredith. Knotty and thoughtful on sentience, ecology, faith, personality (& biochemistry), homes, safety, and love. Nicholas breaks my heart. Positioning of Africa more thoughtful than initially apparent.
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