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Rom Amy's island where his actions have devastating conseuences for his friend toward Mecha where he will find either. 40 StarsThis is one of those cases where the second book in the series was possibly even better than the first I certainly liked the first book vN but I thought this one was much stronger in terms of both characterizations and plot The story in this one was uite gripping and fast paced I really liked the main character in this one Javier who was such a complex and sympathetic protagonistAs someone who adores stories involving artificial intelligence I love the premise of this series My favourite sections in these books always involve the discussions of personhood and AI rights The concept of the failsafe continues to be at the forefront of the story playing a major role in the course of events This series plays a wonderful homage to the classic laws of robotics introduced by Isaac Asimov in iRobotWhen I first started this series I mistakenly thought it was a young adult science fiction because the main character was rather young and innocent in the first book However that is certainly not the case with this seuel This book is very mature with a large focus on the sexual aspects of this book Finally I have to mention that this book had such an amazing beginning I adored reading from Derek s perspective who was such a memorable character I will definitely be rereading that chapter again because I loved every minute of itI would highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys science fiction books about artificial intelligenceThis is the second book in a trilogy and I am excited to see how Ashby will pull together this series in a finale that I anticipate to be very thrillingDisclaimer I received a review copy of this book from the publisher Angry Robot Books

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iD Author Madeline Ashby

Salvation or death File Under Science Fiction vN2 | Island in the Streams | Failsafe No More | The Stepford Solution. In vN Madeline Ashby provides a refreshing take on the idea of robots on the run She tries to bottle lightning a second time in iD and she succeeds The second Machine Dynasty novel raises the stakes and allows Ashby a chance to explore both the backstory and future of this world where Asimovian robots have been reified It s not uite a full on apocalypse but the world appears to be holding its breathI m going to assert that you needn t have read vN to read iD and if you read this one you could still read vN without that story being too spoiled I read vN almost exactly two years ago and conseuently I remembered very little when I started in on this book Ashby to her credit spends very little time on a recap or exposition but this assumed familiarity will be a help rather than a hindrance to a newcomer because there is actually very little you need to know about this world to get up to speed Organic robots called vN short for von Neumann machines because they can self replicate exist as second class citizens They are supposed to have a failsafe that prevents them from harming humans and in fact is so striden they can t even watch simulated human violence like movies But the failsafe seems glitchy now one vN named Portia has gone on a rampage stopped by her own granddaughter Amy And now Amy has flounced off to an artificial island refuge for vN and the United States government is freaking the hell outiD actually doesn t follow Amy so much as it does Javier her sometime lover not uite husband That s another reason why reading the first book isn t as necessary almost all of Amy s involvement in this book happens behind the scenes so you don t need to be too familiar with her character And after his involvement in the first book it s nice to learn about Javier s backstory We come to understand his relationship with his father and how that affected his own iterations And Ashby uses the nature of vNs as well as Javier s own clade s existence as sex workers to explore the spectrum of sexuality and sexual behaviour iD is a very inclusive very expressive book and that s really interestingJavier s relationship with Amy is defined almost entirely by the same uniue aspects that have led to her celebrity Amy is paradoxically both the most and least human like vN her lack of a failsafe means that she can hurt even kill humans but unlike humans she doesn t feel or experience pain She has formed the kind of wariness and hatred for certain humans that few vN manage I d argue Javier is another yet she also has some very startling and alien ualities She swallowed her own grandmother s memories and now she is in constant communication with some kind of semi sentient artificial island mulling over the long term survival of humans and vN through increasingly elaborate probability projectionsFor Javier though it s simpler he loves Amy and he thinks she loves him but she doesn t seem to invest the same amount of emotional commitment into their relationship And he wants her to hack him to rid him of the failsafe too but she refuses She hedges as to why citing consent issues This allows Ashby to tacitly interrogate the thorny ideas of consent within an otherwise stable relationship Science fiction has the cool ability to use new technologies to amplify the conseuences of what we do already We are all of us trying to hack each other help each other develop better habits make good impressions when we meet new people etc and we have tricks for doing that Imagine if you could literally reprogram someone though and make them a killerFor a robot apocalypse story set in the probable near future there is very little sense of future in this world There are no flying cars jetpacks or asymptotic Moore s Law processors The Internet is largely the same So aside from vN it s hard to understand how else this world has changed This world lacks the otherness that characterizes similar stories notably Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep I m not sure this is a bad thing but I feel like iD loses some sense of dimension without it The antagonists certainly feel very flimsy I count Holberton in this campOne particularly interesting and also annoying aspect of iD is the near constant plot derailment I feel sorry for Javier literally every plan he makes goes sideways the moment he starts implementing it He has this big plan to go seduce Holberton so he can get access to a backup of Amy s and that really doesn t work out In any way And every other plan he makes falls apart forcing him to improvise madly On one hand this is realistic and refreshing It s boring when a protagonist comes up with a plan even a really clever one and then the plan goes off without than minor hiccups On the other hand Ashby s fondness for these twists means that Javier is almost constantly reacting rather than acting There is little sense of momentum And then the ending comes and we meet up with Amy again and it all turns out not to have mattered muchiD is a really fascinating story about robots and humans and love and sex and life If even one of those things interests you you will probably like this book Imagine if two of those things interest you Logically you would like it twice as much Or four times as much if the relationship is not linear but geometric Ashby hints at even cooler things to come in subseuent hopefully books at the possible solutions to the nascent human vN divide I say hints at because she has an almost uncanny knack for saying very little outright but drawing the blanks in such a way that you can fill them in yourself without much difficulty Keywords like generation ship or Stepford solution dropped into the conversation are viral thought bombs exploding in your brain and generating a virtual panoply of narrative forks that eventually converge in the actual but unstated truth behind the storyThat s enough to convince me that Ashby is a writer of the first class although iD itself might not fall into such a category I love the ideas she s tapping into and the stories that she tells with these characters Despite dissatisfaction with some of the vagueness of setting and antagonism I still found myself as with vN not wanting iD to stop and not wanting to put it downMy reviews of the Machine Dynasty series vN

Madeline Ashby ´ 9 Free read

THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY Javier is a self replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption Javier's uest takes him f. Disturbing fairly nuts and good for pushing buttons The whole robot angle is a side issue Most of this novel has a lot of sociopathy and exploration of emotional triggers as its main focus It helps that there s institutionalized pedophilia that s all right because it s just robots YuckBut that s not even the main focus eitherIt s Javier s PoV It s a rather wild journey literally swinging every which way eventually becoming a uest to redeem himself That was all kinds of all right This book was definitely better than the previous but there was still something about it that was off And it wasn t just the ick factor That was explainable by the general theme of the novel It had a place It was an ugly place but it had a placeThe things people do to people Especially we downgrade them into robots that are just hardware Good point to make Absolutely SF does its job well


10 thoughts on “iD Author Madeline Ashby

  1. says:

    After being forced to poison his wife Amy vN Javier goes on the run to find her backup Can he find it before his enemies find him and shut him down permanently?Disclaimer I got this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for reviewing itiD

  2. says:

    Disturbing fairly nuts and good for pushing buttons The whole robot angle is a side issue Most of this novel has a lot of sociopathy and exploration of emotional triggers as its main focus It helps that there's institutionalized pedophilia that's all right because it's just robots YuckBut that's not even the main focus eitherIt's Javier's PoV It's a rather wild journey literally swinging every which way eventua

  3. says:

    3 35 stars I think mostly because like with book one the endingepilogue confused me somewhat I liked how Javier dealt with his emotions and situations Though if certain things had happened in this book Javier would not have had to run all over the country trying to fix the initial situationAnd now we have a rather dire situation coming up

  4. says:

    Is Amy still alive somewhere? If so will tree hugger Javier find her and marry her and live happily ever after? Will evil Portia destroy all humans? Most importantly will anyone ever translate half the shite Javier says?Ha I'm not tellingVERD

  5. says:

    40 StarsThis is one of those cases where the second book in the series was possibly even better than the first I certainly liked the first book vN but I thought this one was much stronger in terms of both characterization

  6. says:

    I love a book that kicks me in the headYou know what I'm talking about you open the first page start reading and some idea some turn of phras

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed the first book vN but this one didn't work for me Doesn't help that this has a different POV Javier rather than Amy The author's said iD is like her version of a James Bond story complete with casinos cocktails and a supervillain But I just couldn't connect with the story or the charactersBook 3 reV is due out la

  8. says:

    It makes me sad that I have to give this one two stars because I loved vN so much Realistically its probably a two and half but Goodreads doesn't give me that option so I've gotta go with my gut here and there w

  9. says:

    In vN Madeline Ashby provides a refreshing take on the idea of robots on the run She tries to bottle lightning a second time in iD—and she succeeds The second Machine Dynasty novel raises the stakes and allows Ashby a chance to explore both the backstory and future of this world where Asimovian robots have been reified

  10. says:

    Machine Dynasty Seuel SummaryFull disclosure I received an electronic copy of this book to review from NetGalley iD is the second book in Madeline Ashby’s The Machine Dynasty Having read the first book in the series back in August 2012 I can honestly say I don’t recall very much of the overall series except for a few basic plot points and characters In fact when I read the summary for iD I assumed Javier wa