Absolute Infinite by Drew Cordell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Drew Cordell's future of humanity is surrounded by an AI with inscrutable aims.
In the first novel, what began with a hi-tech dystopia where scarcity was in the mind and humanity is harvested for a very clever use has led to rebellion.
Later on, we're thrown into a rich dystopia with other people who are much better off, but it leads right to the heart of War.
Think Terminator and a long-changing torn world as humanity is exterminated.
But the third book's reveals pick up on a number of fascinating hints in the previous two, taking us right into bootstrapping AI with even more time-travel goodies and much more in the way of uploaded consciousnesses, hi-tech warfare, and discovery, but don't think this is some sort of simple riff on other tales. These novels run with all the implications and is a rather more epic and well-developed.
It's definitely not fluff. It's delicious for all the great SF elements, the interesting character arc, the reveals, and the ultimate shape of the trilogy. :)
All you post-cyberpunk junkies will be doing yourself a great disservice if you ignore this. Seriously. :)
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