Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Good Stuff! Book Review: Titans

TitansTitans by Edward W. Robertson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fascinating book.

The conceit is, the main character Rob Dunbar is immortal and has been alive since before the time of Christ. The other main characters are an AI in an almost human body, and a prescient AI in the body of a brand new spaceship. The AIs convince Rob to use his vast experiences to help form a new government on Titan, and eventually at Alpha Centauri. In exchange, they'll use their vast AI computing powers to diagnose why he's immortal.

And it's that part of the story that fascinates me. While exploring Rob's past over the centuries, the AIs try to figure out his biology that keeps him alive. And in the end, that only leads to more questions. I need answers!

There's a jail-break on Mars, a riot on Titan, an amazing AI culture in the asteroid belt, a sad story about Rob's one true love, and so much more.

Good stuff!

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