Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling

Holy Fire

Bruce Sterling

If you're interested in ideas about how humankind might develop in the future, then this is the book for you. A thought-provoking read.

Extract

It was Aquinas, the dog with the Deutsch talk show. The dog had been dubbed in Czestina. '[What I call my intelligence has its source in three worlds. My own innate canine cognition. The artificial intelligence network outside my skull. And the internal wiring that has grown among the interstices of my canine brain, programmed with human language. Among this tripartite intelligence, where does my identity reside? Am I a computer's peripheral, or a dog with cybernetic unconscious? ...]'

Parallels
  • The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Women on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
  • Factoring Humanity by Robert Sawyer