Sep
26

Sullivan's Run by Andrew Vaillencourt

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Reviewed by Tobias Roote Details of BookSF Book Review Buy Book  Description:The ultimate fighter battles a perfect killer for the fate of the future.John Sullivan didn't ask to be born, and he certainly didn't ask to be crazy. But that's what happens when somebody else gets to pick out yo...
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Sep
20

The Amnesia Desk, by Jim Sullivan

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In the dark vestiges of inherited memory lies madness, but also the key to our survival...Whilst this isn't actually a Science Fiction story, it has facets of SF pulled from the growing advances in the field of biology. As a result it fits the general category although ...
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Sep
19

Rise of Mankind, by John Walker (Books 1 -10)

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Reviewed by Tobias Roote  Details of BookSF Book Review Buy Book  Description:Three years ago, Earth was attacked by an invading force so devastating, only one ship in the fleet survived. Their hard won victory came from the aid of an alliance of aliens long at war with an aggressive ...
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Sep
19

Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me and the thorny issue of robot rights

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Ian McEwan's latest book, Machines Like Me: A Novel offers an alternative history: Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher is waging an election campaign against Tony Benn and Alan Turing survived homophobic persecution to achieve breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.The novel pain...
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Sep
15

The AI theory behind The Pattern Ship

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Artificial intelligence and life are not things we would generally think of in the same context. Yet, in writing 'The Pattern Ship' I had to create the impression of it being relatively normal to enable the plot to move forward.It patently isn't. Even into the distant future sentience in an art...
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Sep
03

OUTSYSTEM by M D Cooper

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Reviewed by SFBR Admin Reviewer  Details of BookSF Book Review Description:Major Tanis Richards has secured a berth on the Intrepid' colony ship, but first she has to ensure it can launch and that's no mean feat even for the 'Butcher of Toro' a nickname that cost her a promotion and left her wi...
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Sep
03

Pyramid Lake by Paul Draker

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Reviewed by Tobias Roote Details of BookSF Book Review  Description:At a Top Secret research laboratory in Nevada, DARPA's most advanced artificial intelligence can read your darkest secrets and hidden intentions right off your face. Its maverick inventor wants a world without lies. But so...
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Sep
04

Opening Moves by Cosimo Yap

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Reviewed by Tobias Roote  Details of BookSF Book Review Buy Book  Description:The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all...
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