The Days That Followed: Book One of the New Era Trilogy
David CranePosted 4 December 2019 by the-librarian
The Days that Followed: Book One of the New Era Trilogy is an interesting sci-fi story. It’s the story of future humankind, the rise of artificial intelligence, colonization of Mars, human exploration, and human destruction. The story is told from the perspective of a computer with artificial intelligence that has passed the Turing test.
Telling the story from an artificial intelligence’s perspective rather than from a human perspective is an interesting one. It adds a certain element of surprise to hear the logic of a computer created by humans and applied to this story.
Usually, dystopian novels are about our humanness and trying to connect with that humanity. This story is eschews that thinking and attempts to convey that connection with humanity from the cold logic of a computer’s retelling of the story. This is fascinating from a storytelling perspective and creates an altogether new kind of connection to humanity I haven’t seen or felt in other novels. This has both its positives and negatives in the story but is overall a strong choice for this book.
While the idea that humanity eventually destroys itself and moves off-planet is not unique. The telling of this story, as I mentioned, makes this a worthy addition to the pantheon of science fiction dedicated to the idea of survival and exploration.
If you enjoy a solid sci-fi novel, space exploration, artificial intelligence, or novels about the future, definitely pick this one up. I look forward to reading the next two books yet to come in this series.
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