I Still Dream by James Smythe

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In fairness many people do actually talk like this, and what Smythe’s prose lacks in literary flair it makes up for in easy accessibility. His is decidedly a big-screen sensibility, and I Still Dream pulses with the foreboding frisson of a sci-fi disaster movie.
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"A strikingly intelligent book about intelligence itself" - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 1997. 17-year-old Laura Bow has invented a rudimentary artificial intelligence, and named it Organon. At first it's intended to be a sounding-board for her teenage frustrations, a surrogate best friend; but as she grows older, Organon grows with her. As the world becomes a very different place, technology changes the way we live, love and die; massive corporations develop rival intelligences to Laura's, ones without safety barriers or morals; and Laura is forced to decide whether to share her creation with the world. If it falls into the wrong hands, she knows, its power could be abused. But what if Organon is the only thing that can stop humanity from hurting itself irreparably? I STILL DREAM is a powerful tale of love, loss and hope; a frightening, heartbreakingly human look at who we are now - and who we can be, if we only allow ourselves.
 

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Published March 19, 2018 by The Borough Press. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Houman Barekat on Jun 01 2018

In fairness many people do actually talk like this, and what Smythe’s prose lacks in literary flair it makes up for in easy accessibility. His is decidedly a big-screen sensibility, and I Still Dream pulses with the foreboding frisson of a sci-fi disaster movie.

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