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Despite the detractions, I enjoyed the book immensely and found the ending surprisingly poignant.
It helps to have a technical background and basic understanding of computer science IMHO to fully appreciate this book.
When I first read it, I had been mostly reading Nanotech science fiction, which is definitely great.
A great read. I found some parts technical and difficult to follow, but the concept is thought-provoking and imaginative!Published 23 days ago by James Torquin
I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. You don't need a lot of AI knowledge to fully grasp the story, but knowing your way around a computer would help. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caraleisa
Very well written, speculative/philosophical sci-fi. I don't feel like writing a long review, but all of Greg Egan's works will make you think. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is exactly my kind of story, but the main plus to this book is: THE WRITING is fantastic. I'm jealous. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Charles
I liked the premise and wanted to love the book - but it seemed to take forever to go anywhere.Published 4 months ago by VS
It was a well-paced and lovingly crafted story. A very good way to inspire the imagination in anyone who loves fiction, whether they're into science fiction or not. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jarek Curtis
This book has some major flaws: for the first half of the book you can't tell where the author is going, and I don't buy the premise for the second half of the book at all. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Baselt
Got off to a great start with some really interesting ideas well presented, but it wnwt past what seemed lime the logical conclusion and just way too far down the rabbit hole for... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eric Cox
In this potential future, it's possible to download your consciousness into a computer program and "live" in a world of your own making. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elizabeth A. Halo