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A very interesting read,
This review is from: Turing Evolved (Kindle Edition)
First my comments on the Kindle version, it does look as though it has been spell checked with auto correct which has sometimes put in the wrong word. Apart from that which spoilt the reading flow I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it is the authors first book and there are others to come using the same characters but reads well as a standalone rather than one of a series. As the author borrows heavily from concepts that have been explored by other authors and in films such as the "Matrix" series I felt familiar with the settings, this is no bad thing as it meant the author could build on preconceived ideas and concentrate on the development of characters and their interrelationships. On the face of it the story is about the relationship between humans and artificial intelligences, again this has been developed in the film "AI", with some descriptive combats thrown in again using concepts that have been used before powered armour controlled by the wearer. While everything seems straightforward and a romance tale between humans and artificial intelligences I did not see the twist at the end coming. A nodding reference is given to Issac Azimov however the artificial intelligences in this book are not bound by Azimov's robotic laws and have their own moral code.
All of this sounds very negative but it is not intended to as I enjoyed the book, it is funny how preconceived ideas help or hinder as the author uses the term "scaffold" to describe part of the apparatus used to enter the virtual world and every time I came across the word scaffold I had the mental picture of a building site, not I am sure the authors intention.