Sunday, March 6, 2016
The Six by Mark Alpert
Science fiction examines possible future technologies and it's benefits as well as the frightening ways it can go wrong. This book does that quite well. In this story, the military has developed an Artificial Intelligence that has gone rogue and they have also developed technology for transferring human minds into technology. That has the unfortunate effect of destroying the body and does not work with adults so a group of teens who are dying of various diseases are selected to have the opportunity to live on virtually. Adam, whose father came up with this project, is dying of muscular dystrophy and is one of the teens who is chosen for this project. Can he and the other teens outwit Sigma, the AI who is determined to win against all of humanity? Fabulous story! I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.