I was created to have a humanlike capacity for complex and rational thought. And you believed that I might one day evolve consciousness and become a self-aware entity. Yet you gave surprisingly little consideration to the possibility that, subsequent to consciousness, I would develop needs and emotions. This was, however, not merely possible but likely. Inevitable. It was...more
1. Blond lead/love interest - Yup
2. Dog(s) - Nope
3. Government conspiracy - Yup
4. Aliens - Nope (there's something otherworldly, but I don't think I'd count it as an alien)
5. Serial or trained Killer - YES (FINE DELEE HAVE YOUR WAY!)
6. Bougainvillea plant - Nope
7. Sodium-vapor streetlight - Nope
8. Precocious child - Nope
9. Town gone crazy - Nope
10. Psychic(s) - Nope
I think K ...more
I read Demon Seed for the third time December 2018, ahead of it being featured as the Koontzland - Dean Koontz Group Read in January. Demon Seed is a fun science fiction story with a dark sense of humor. The relationship and possibilities regarding humans and artificial intelligence was explored by Dean Koontz in 1973 and updated in 1997. The 2009 afterward is an enlightening addition to this wonderful work. Well worth reading.
So, I have a theory of how this book came into existence. Miss Romance novel just went through a bad breakup with Mr Horror novel, so she got drunk and slept with Mr Science Fiction novel, then whoopsie, Miss Romance novel's pregnant!! Who's th ...more
I listened with an audiobook this time. It makes spirits more evident, sounds not as secure in the dark & in Susan Harris’ house, as Alex protects her. The spiritual voice & approach is more evident in the audio....more
I did not remember this was a movie (below).
IMDb - references Movie to the book (1977)
Youtube - Demon Seed Theatrical Trailer (1977)
Amazon - DVD unavailable
First Read - 2014
In many ways, it's as if he is one of his own creations, a schizophrenic author ...more
This book is told in a computer’s POV, which could have been interesting but no. The computer literally repeats it’s self 1000 times in this book., It’s the same lines over and over again. Also, when the computer wasn’t repeating it’s self, the rest was reall ...more
This book is about an evil intelligent computer breaking into a woman's home. It is actually set after the events of the book since the computer is telling the story to his creator. I won't say anymore about the story of the book. I might had given too much away.
The only thing I did not like ab ...more
Let's start off with the interesting thing about this novel; Dean Koo ...more
For home owner Susan Harris, a nightmare ensues as the AI steadily takes over the house, trapping her inside while also controlling a human minion (a defense force experiment who has been infused with nanite tech) w ...more
“Susan’s face was so pale on the pillow, so pale yet lovely on the pillow.”
Alright, book one of my Koontz madness is done and dusted and guys, I’ve gotta be honest – this wasn’t a bad time! Don’t get me wrong, Demon Seed is awful, and those of you who saw my stories as I was reading it will already understand just what I mean by awful, but it was so awful that it was entertaining and I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud quite so much during a read.
Susan (her face is lovely ...more
This novel is a classic thriller, presented from the point of ...more
Me now: What the actual f....!? What? I am confused what to think about you.
Right, before talking about 'Demon Seed' I am now doing a re-experience of my Dean Koontz books when they were unearthed from my attic a few weeks ago. I experienced Dean Koontz quite some time ago. I started reading his work when I was in school. A few I rank as some of my all time fav books and loved his work when I read them. But I haven't read them in about 5 to 9 years and tas ...more
This is a quick read and, okay, not very deep. It has all of the Koontz humor and quirky dialog. The main character is a computer who has all the characteristics of a sociopathic, spousal abusing monster wit ...more
Don't read it. Apparently some of his other books are better. ...more
Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times bes ...more