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William Hertling
William Hertling is the author of the award-winning Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. His near-term science-fiction novels about realistic ways strong AI might emerge have been called "frighteningly plausible", "tremendous", and... show more

William Hertling is the author of the award-winning Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. His near-term science-fiction novels about realistic ways strong AI might emerge have been called "frighteningly plausible", "tremendous", and "must read".He's been influenced by writers such as William Gibson, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, and Walter Jon Williams.William Hertling was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up a digital native in the early days of bulletin board systems. His first experiences with net culture occurred when he wired seven phone lines into the back of his Apple //e, creating an online chat system.He currently resides in Portland, Oregon. By day he works on web and social media for HP. Follow him on twitter at @hertling or visit his blog williamhertling.com.
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 4 years ago
I picked this one up while it was free. I like books with prominent AI characters, and it looked like a good fit for me. It's the third book in a series, but I was slightly reassured by reviews that indicated newbies could jump in at pretty much any point. As far as I can tell, each book takes plac...
Between Two Evils
Between Two Evils rated it 5 years ago
N.B. I didn't finish the book. I found the allusion to Google to be a bit trite, but I was willing to give the author a chance to prove me wrong. This could be a good story, but there were too many grammatical errors in the first few pages. If the author wishes to compare himself to Daniel Suarez, ...
macaruchi
macaruchi rated it 5 years ago
The story is ok. The charcters don't have much of a backstory since they're just there to advance the plot, but these types of books are usually just plot driven so it's no big deal, but I would have loved to know more about the teenagers.I loved the fist book (Avogadro Corp) and thought that I woul...
macaruchi
macaruchi rated it 5 years ago
Loved it!!!
Effortlessly Reading
Effortlessly Reading rated it 6 years ago
My Rating: 3.0 Obtained: Through Goodreads First Reads During high school, I found myself stuck in the Computer Science major where I learned so many programming languages and computer terms. When I requested - and won - A.I. Apocalypse, I was looking forward to reading it, mainly because it had su...
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