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Tony Ballantyne
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Tannat rated it 5 years ago
It gets some points for creativity, and loses some for the story.I did like the counting to ten (a consequence of number rationalisation): "One, red, two, blue, a feeling of setting out on a journey, three, a feeling of fulfilment, yellow, four, five, orange, six, cyan, seven, eight, green, nine, pu...
MizNikki rated it 6 years ago
Twisted MetalMy mind was twisted by my mother,not too long ago.Did she now that what she twistedwould leave me isolated and alone?I am so unlike the otherswho spit and shine their metal so.Every kind of metal, not built strong for fighting,but built to sit and preen and show.War is now upon us and w...
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The Deckled Edge rated it 8 years ago
The writing is decent. The background and setting are pretty interesting. My main problem is that the book suffers from the same problem every AI story faces: the sentient robots act too human. Perhaps this is addressed in later books, but I'm not interested enough to continue.
wealhtheow rated it 12 years ago
The final book in his trilogy concerning AIs, sentience and humanity, this is also the weakest book. Generations ago, an AI named The Watcher developed and set itself up as the caretaker of humanity. Under its ever-watchful gaze, all thinking beings, digital, robotic or atomic, are petted and care...
wealhtheow rated it 12 years ago
Virtual worlds, in which personality constructs and AIs live, are now considered as real as the tangible, "atomic" world we live in today. The story follows social worker Judy and one of her charges, Helen, as they traverse the two realities in search of answers. Their search gradually broadens in...
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