Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review of "Paradise Left" by Evan Dicken

"Paradise Left" by Evan Dicken appeared in Daily Science Fiction on April 19, 2013.  "A utopian society run by AIs causes angst for some humans."

In The Matrix, The Architect (pictured) informs Neo, "The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect.  It was a work of art.  Flawless.  Sublime.  A triumph only equaled by its monumental failure."  In Mr. Dicken's world, humans are not literally being sucked dry to feed energy to the great AI, but they might as well be.  A well-told story, if not terribly original, with both sides of the human striving for utopia vs. human need to strive represented by two real and likable MCs--5 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

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