Machinehood

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Publisher Description

Zero Dark Thirty meets The Social Network in this “clever…gritty” (Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings) science fiction thriller about artificial intelligence, sentience, and labor rights in a near future dominated by the gig economy—from Hugo Award nominee S.B. Divya.

Welga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, is about to retire early when her client is killed in front of her. It’s, 2095 and people don’t usually die from violence. Humanity is entirely dependent on pills that not only help them stay alive but allow them to compete with artificial intelligence in an increasingly competitive gig economy. Daily doses protect against designer diseases, flow enhances focus, zips and buffs enhance physical strength and speed, and juvers speed the healing process.

All that changes when Welga’s client is killed by The Machinehood, a new and mysterious terrorist group that has simultaneously attacked several major pill funders. The Machinehood operatives seem to be part human, part machine, something the world has never seen. They issue an ultimatum: stop all pill production in one week.

Global panic ensues as pill production slows and many become ill. Thousands destroy their bots in fear of a strong AI takeover. But the US government believes the Machinehood is a cover for an old enemy. One that Welga is uniquely qualified to fight.

Welga, determined to take down the Machinehood, is pulled back into intelligence work by the government that betrayed her. But who are the Machinehood, and what do they really want?

A “fantastic, big-idea thriller” (Malka Older, Hugo Award finalist for The Centenal Cycle series) that asks: if we won’t see machines as human, will we instead see humans as machines?

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2021
March 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery / Saga Press
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Scarlet Panda ,

Top notch fiction. New ideas and tech!

An excellent new sci-fi institution with some fascinating technology and societal questions. In a world such as this, I wonder, would Isaac Asimov have been canceled as a enslaver of technology?

E430doug ,

Neat idea, so so story

The author had a novel idea; a future where humans have to modify themselves to keep up with machine. There were lots of promising directions to take, unfortunately she took the direction of a Tom Clancy novel. It’s a real missed opportunity. There also was a lot of prose dedicated to food preparation which I guess was there to add a dimension to the characters. Instead it came off as contrived.

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