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I Still Dream

(2018)
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1997. Seventeen-year-old Laura Bow has invented a rudimentary artificial intelligence and named it Organon. At first it's intended to be a sounding board for her teenage frustrations, a surrogate best friend; but as she grows older, Organon grows with her.

As the world becomes a very different place, technology changes the way we live, love and die; massive corporations develop rival intelligences to Laura's, ones without safety barriers or morals; and Laura is forced to decide whether to share her creation with the world.

If it falls into the wrong hands, she knows, its power could be abused. But what if Organon is the only thing that can stop humanity from hurting itself irreparably?

I Still Dream is a powerful tale of love, loss and hope, a frightening, heartbreakingly human look at who we are now - and who we can be, if we only allow ourselves.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A humane, thought-provoking and powerful book ... superbly orchestrated ... beautiful, involving, emotionally compelling' Adam Roberts `One of the most affecting and brilliant books I've read this year ... a huge achievement: toweringly ambitious, and yet beautifully controlled and crafted." - Sam Byers

"I Still Dream is amazing!" - Beth Lewis

"A strikingly intelligent book about intelligence itself." - Sarah Perry

"A haunting meditation on the implications of AI, on intelligence itself, and on what it means to live and die in the age of technology. I Still Dream is a must-read for fans of David Mitchell, for anyone who's ever used a smartphone, and for anyone who appreciates riveting plots and beautiful prose." - Emily St. John Mandel

"This is a visionary novel about what it is to be human. It is a startling look at intelligence, empathy and grief in the face of technology. Smythe has written his masterpiece." - Nikesh Shukla

"Combines tense corporate drama with a tender and affecting life story. Although it describes the creation of an artificial intelligence, it is really about how we create ourselves, and the people we love. Though rooted in today's news and debates, its human story makes it timeless ... a profound and beautiful book." - Will Wiles


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Title: I Still Dream: 'A must-read' Emily St. John Mandel
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Title: I Still Dream: 'A must-read' Emily St. John Mandel
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Title: I Still Dream: 'A must-read' Emily St. John Mandel
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ISBN: 0-00-754195-3 / 978-0-00-754195-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Title: I Still Dream: 'A must-read' Emily St. John Mandel
Author(s): James Smythe
Publisher: The Borough Press
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