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ADAM Before I opted to remove Sci Fi from my review policy, I committed to reading A.K Stone s opus Adam and I m quite glad I did Written for the adult reader but still appropriate for a younger audience, Adam is a sci fi tome that attempts to modernize the genre, if that s even possible Can you modernize the future If A.K Stone s writing is any indicator, it s certainly a possibility.With obvious inspirations from the Kubrick Spielberg criminally underrated A.I and Kubricks masterpiece Before I opted to remove Sci Fi from my review policy, I committed to reading A.K Stone s opus Adam and I m quite glad I did Written for the adult reader but still appropriate for a younger audience, Adam is a sci fi tome that attempts to modernize the genre, if that s even possible Can you modernize the future If A.K Stone s writing is any indicator, it s certainly a possibility.With obvious inspirations from the Kubrick Spielberg criminally underrated A.I and Kubricks masterpiece 2001 A Space Odyssey , Stone spins a tale that possess just enough genre conventions to satiate the needs of the seasoned sci fi reader but also evokes humor to keep it just a tad lighthearted In my experience reviewing sci fi works, authors tend to overly describe otherworldly locales and hybrid species that litter galaxies far, far away While Adam has the requisite forward thinking mentality and coldness that the future apparently has, there s still some heart lurking below the monochromatic surface.Kudos also to Stone for not using dialogue that comes across as pretentious or unbelievable Ditto for his talent at depicting anther world with a prosaic quality that gives the book a level of literary panache You can t hide the fact that Stone is clearly an educated individual as his intelligence emanates from every carefully selected word.Stone s propensity to create a tale that is a literal a mash up of genres works on many levels It s a fine balance in story telling, and a clear glimpse of a master at work Artificial intelligence has been the focal point of many books for many years, some of them great and other not so much I started off this book without any real expectations and was happy enough as the story built up By the half way point I was absolutely hooked I especially appreciated how the narrative first pulls you to take one position on the perceived dangers of AI, and then takes you the other way I m trying not to write anything specific here that would spoil the book for someone els Artificial intelligence has been the focal point of many books for many years, some of them great and other not so much I started off this book without any real expectations and was happy enough as the story built up By the half way point I was absolutely hooked I especially appreciated how the narrative first pulls you to take one position on the perceived dangers of AI, and then takes you the other way I m trying not to write anything specific here that would spoil the book for someone else.Anyway, I absolutely loved the book Wow What a super book Incredibly well planned plot I was pleasantly surprised by this book, detailed plot, thoroughly immersive imagery and characterization that any marvel DC star wars geek would love I ve recommended this to my 11 10 yo it s already seemingly popular My only tiny criticism is that the language occasionally seems unrefined, as if an editor was not paying attention Otherwise a thoroughly promising read I m eagerly waiting for the next one Incredibly well planned plot I was pleasantly surprised by this book, detailed plot, thoroughly immersive imagery and characterization that any marvel DC star wars geek would love I ve recommended this to my 1110 yo it s already seemingly popular My only tiny criticism is that the language occasionally seems unrefined, as if an editor was not paying attention Otherwise a thoroughly promising read I m eagerly waiting for the next one Adam, by A.K Stone, takes place in a not too distant world full of androids, FTL travel, and teenage bullies Adam is unlike the other boys and the story is one of self discovery as he travels beyond the orphanage he s grown up within only to discover that there is a power within that is not common to mankind.I did feel like Adam was pretty mopey at times But I suppose I would be too if I grew up in an orphanage and accidentally killed peopleoften than I wanted even if they maybe have i Adam, by A.K Stone, takes place in a not too distant world full of androids, FTL travel, and teenage bullies Adam is unlike the other boys and the story is one of self discovery as he travels beyond the orphanage he s grown up within only to discover that there is a power within that is not common to mankind.I did feel like Adam was pretty mopey at times But I suppose I would be too if I grew up in an orphanage and accidentally killed peopleoften than I wanted even if they maybe have it coming The artificially intelligent androids were perhaps the best part, in my opinion They were decidedly less asmovian and perhaps ahumanized version of ST TNG s Lt Data not necessarily in appearance, but in the way they think and feel it was nuanced well Some of the existing reviews indicate it is an adult fiction book but it has a distinctly YA feel to the voicing and it felt one part A.I and one part Ender s Game The best science fiction makes us think about the big questions of our time This book does exactly that by addressing our fears and hopes about the future of AI, the Internet and space exploration.It is well written, gripping and intelligent Highly recommended. a clear glimpse of a master at work N Rossi, Reading other people Keep him secret, or he will die That warning was the only thing protecting the child Why Perhaps because he was abandoned without parents or AI implants, when almost everyone else has them Perhaps because the rest of humanity is connected mind to mind to compete with pure robotic AIs, but bio extremists see deadly threat in his power Or perhaps because they wonder at the mystery of his origins when humankind reaches for the stars, only to find something out there watching, and waiting All Adam wishes for is what most teenagers want a home, to find out who he is, maybe even some friends family But forces at work in our little corner of the galaxy ensure he ll be forced on to a journey that is far exciting and dangerous than he ever could have imaginedtruly brings about the question of what you define as human one of the best sci fi novels I ve readC Hsu, Ethereal Pages What Readers Say About ADAM fromreviews, andratings GoodreadsWonderfully crafted sc fi if AKStone isn t a pseudonym for an already acknowledged master of the sci fi genre, then I have to say that I am amazed The quality of the plotting and writing is superb filled with complex imagery and conceptsextraordinary vision Fabulous A great journey from the first chapter to the last, with great character development A wonderfully rich sci fi, full of twists and fascinating technology, a great read Excellent This book is as good as it gets engaging, imaginative and beautifully written Clever, different, gripping Awesome story a very magical and detailed reality The reading flows and the you go on, the you want to read Science Fiction of the first order Every so often you come across a little known book where it seems a crime that it should be unknown and this gem is one of those books Excellent big galaxy spanning story, with a lot of heart and soul Couldn t put it down a plot that twists and turns, taking you on an exciting and sometimes emotional journey This is literature, a beautifully crafted novel One to savour, Great Great read I m a really fussy sci fi reader and this ticked all the boxes Absorbing and thought provoking, Adam pulled me into to its world and stayed with me long after I had finished the book Brilliant, Aliens, AI and a mystery Tell me there is a bookExcellent Brilliant plot Wonderful language Amazing ideas and tech Fantastic What a great book Very different from the normal Intelligent and fascinating A real page turner The ultimate underdog story gargantuan space ships and an enemy that will make humans, Aliens and AIs quake Read this Best this year Why is this not a film Great read , could not put down, mysterious and thought provoking Get your teeth into this adventure A really clever sci fi story with beautiful descriptions of other worlds and communities A little tired of the teen experience and skipped some of that but drawn in by the wider story development which was superbly done Moved straight on to the next book which I also recommend. Adam started very well and I very much enjoyed the first part of the book The quality of writing in the book is very varied some scenes are written very well with great dialog but some of it was below par and neededwork What I liked the AI characters such as Number 1 and Number 2, and I loved the dream sequence But the human characters were a bit cliched Stone has some great ideas, but needs to work a bit onconsistent writing. I ve now read this 3 times It s just one of those books that I rate as so enjoyable that it s worth a reread now and again That s a small list of books because I love reading new titles, but I count The Martian in there as well if that helps provide a frame of reference.This is such a clever book, in the way that it makes the complicated, simple There s a lot going on that the first few chapters only hint at, but for me the story draws you through a fairly exhilarating ride that gains depth a I ve now read this 3 times It s just one of those books that I rate as so enjoyable that it s worth a reread now and again That s a small list of books because I love reading new titles, but I count The Martian in there as well if that helps provide a frame of reference.This is such a clever book, in the way that it makes the complicated, simple There s a lot going on that the first few chapters only hint at, but for me the story draws you through a fairly exhilarating ride that gains depth and pace as you progress I love books that pull you into the wee small hours you know should stop reading and get some sleep, but you re just hungry to find out where the story is taking you They re rare enough and when I find one, I like going back to it.This is an original story of an individual s absorbing path in a future where Artificial Intellience assists progress in faster than light travel and how that unfolds We follow an introverted Adam through an awakening and watch him bond with his future It s a considered novel that contains engaging philosophical questions there are many layers to enjoy behind the actual story.I think my biggest disappointment if you could call it that, was that it took so long for a new book from AK Stone to come out I kept checkingevery few months So I m delighted now that Icon has been released And guess what I m on my second reading of it too


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About the Author: A.K. Stone

AK Stone is a British author, musician, and general dreamer Adam, a science fiction, is his first novel The book was put on sale, but an inferior unedited version went viral on pirate sites, luckily translating into success onUK It also won a little award Indie book of the day award , as well as blog critical acclaim from Ethereal Pages and Reading Other People , and has over 130 average 4 reviews onUK, and 310 average 4 ratings on Goodreads On the back of that, the sequel, Adam II Icon, is out now Feel free to follow me to get updates of new books.https www A K Stone e B0https www.facebook.com A K Stone 13


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