Intelligence. Fans of science fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy Max Barry’s novel titled, Providence. Humans and the aliens they call salamanders are in a war for the survival of their respective species. Four humans are selected using artificial intelligence to take the war to the salamanders in a gigantic battleship controlled by artificial intelligence. Barry explores the roles of humans in this AI-directed environment and presents a thrilling and compact story. Barry also helps readers think about the behavior of the salamanders and the AI software and what that means for humans.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)
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