AhNN by T.E. Mark
Themes & Genres: Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, human augmentation
In the early 21st century, in an effort to increase human productivity, science granted mankind wearable AI headsets.
By 2016, these early versions were cast aside and replaced with more reliable, Nano-sized, implantable devices tuned to human thought.
Infants received their implants at birth. Total human connectivity was achieved in March of 2201.
Governments, militaries and schools were abolished, and the world was handed over to a network of intelligent computers called AHNN.
Now in the 31st century, or 9th, depending on who you talk to, AHNN has pretty much had it with running the world and has decided to give it back.
This is AHNN’s story.
What I think of the book:
I don’t usually review Sci-Fi books. Come to think of it, this might be my first review on a predominantly Sci-Fi novel, instead of a Fantasy/Paranormal with Sci-Fi elements. Then again, this is not your typical Sci-Fi. Here’s why.
The writing style of the author is… Well, unusual.
It includes a lot of adjectives, repetitions (purposeful ones) and long, yet one-sentence paragraphs. It takes a while to get used to it.
Reason two is the story idea itself, and more specifically how it is written, and no, not because of the writing style.
What I’m talking about is the way the story is structured. Instead of a story, it reads more like an exploration in a possible future. The writer’s hypothesis of what could become of us in the years to come, and how it all starts now. It also feels like a social commentary about our dependence on technology and how it dehumanizes us, but his suppositions of what awaits us are garnished with humor.
To me AHNN reads more like a speculative essay than a novel and Chapter 1 even sounds more like an article. It was an unusual piece to review and definitely a change from the other ARCs I got for January.
Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend AHNN to Sci-Fi fans who need a change from the mainstream writing style and to those who like to speculate where technology is taking our future.
My rating: (4 out of 5 neurons)
Would I re-read this book? I don’t know.
Am I interested in other books by this author? The writing style isn’t really my thing, but the ideas in the book were interesting so I’m curious what else he could produce.
Where can you buy the book?
- amazon.com (link takes you straight to the book)
Add AhNN to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Want to know a little bit about T.E. Mark? Read this interview!
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