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Omega Point (Richards & Klein #2)

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The powerful artificial intelligence designated k52 has a plan to take over the world.

If it were to create an artificial reality based on our own universe it could theoretically gain enough data to be able to alter reality itself, turning k52 into the ultimate arbiter of mankind’s fate.

It’s down to Richards and Klein to stop k52 – even though the alternative could be worse
ebook, 416 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ben Babcock
I ended last year, and started this one, by discovering a great new writer of science fiction. In Reality 36 , Guy Haley combines smartass private investigators with artificial intelligence, creating a truly entertaining posthuman thriller. There was just one problem.

It ended on a cliffhanger.

Fortunately, by the time I got around to reading the book, its sequel’s release date was fast approaching. So I was eagerly awaiting this month’s subscription email from Angry Robot Books telling me I coul
Shadowhawk reviews the second Richards and Klein novel by Guy Haley, Omega Point, continuing the story of Richards and Otto Klein as the two try to save the world.

“A novel that is incredibly unconventional, Omega Point continues the misfit adventures of the Class Five AI Richards and his cyborg partner Otto.” ~The Founding Fields

Note: Contains minor spoilers.

Like I mentioned in my review of first Richards and Klein novel, Reality 36, Guy Haley has created a really unusual world full of near-inte
Sometimes I curse my need to finish everything I start. The thing about this book is that, like its predecessor, I feel like I should like it more than I do. I enjoy the characters (particularly Richards). I think the worldbuilding is interesting. But when it all comes together, it just doesn't work for me. This one in particular felt like to separate and tonally unrelated books jammed up together, alternating between one and the other.
David Marshall
This is half a good book. The narrative thread featuring Otto is excellent but the thread featuring Richards is tedious and dull. Shame really because the first in the series featuring this pair worked very well and the plot nicely continues to a good finish here. It just needed a good editor to take out the blue pencil and cut out all the silliness.
Half was excellent - half was not - nuff said 8-\
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Guy Haley is a long time science fiction journalist and writer. He has been deputy editor of SFX magazine, and editor of Death Ray and Games Workshop's gaming magazine White Dwarf. He is the author of Reality 36, Omega Point, Champion of Mars, Crash and Baneblade, among others.

You can find hundreds of reviews, interviews, opinion pieces, free pieces of fiction and more on Guy's blog.
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