Oct

16

 I have recently finished a series of four novellas: The Murderbot Series by Martha Wells. The books are action/thrillers occurring in space sometime in the future. They also contain plenty of humor. What is particularly interesting is the attention to detail, and you will quickly learn that in the future certain things are too complicated to be entrusted to humans.

In the future there are robots for just about everything, but the hero is a Security Bot detailed to protect a team of humans. The hero has managed to hack into his own controls enabling him to seriously outperform, as well as watch lots of entertainment videos. Of course, he winds up saving the somewhat naive humans from an overly greedy corporate entity. But it's the detail of the author that makes the story, reminding me of other great authors. If you are thinking of doing anything with AI, you should read this series as a primer of things to come.


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