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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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'A strikingly intelligent book about intelligence itself' - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

1997.

17-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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007541942
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is a book about varieties of intelligence (human, artificial, moral and emotional), which showcases the novelistic one of its very smart and very talented creator.' - The Sunday Times

'The best fictional treatment of the possibilities and horrors of artificial intelligence that I've read' - Guardian

'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, author of Station Eleven

'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, editor of The Good Immigrant

'I Still Dream begins with melancholy nostalgia, before growing urgently contemporary and finally chillingly prescient. It is a strikingly intelligent book about intelligence itself: artificial intelligence, emotional intelligence, and all the ways we watch each other. Having read it, you may wish to turn off your phone' - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

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“BRILLIANT!!”

I will start with a confession.....I selected this book on cover alone!
I knew nothing about the content or the author! Rather dangerous but the cover was so beautiful there was no other option.
This book is totally... More

Hardback edition
4th November 2017
Helpful? Upvote 6

“Intelligent, immersive sci-fi”

A brilliant technological adventure that dabbles with the morals of artificial intelligence and privacy but also tells the story of the human experience.
It's a great book for anyone who has enjoyed Black Mirror... More

Hardback edition
4 similar books recommended
20th January 2018
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Ben Richardson

“Chilling Sci-Fi”

A prescient novel where DATA is the biggest currency in a world where we are becoming slaves to technology. Sound familiar? With more than a nod to the dangers of SKYNET and The Matrix, this book will keep you... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
21st April 2018
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