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The Deftly Paradox

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Humanity has been ruled by a machine for five hundred years.

Today it ordered their annihilation.

At the close of a devastating war, humanity’s interplanetary senate acquiesced themselves to be governed by their first and greatest product of artificial intelligence. Unbound from feelings and incorruptible by power, their new thinking machine, the OSIRIS ruled the galaxy thro
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Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published September 15th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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Bob Platypire
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book to be honestly reviewed*

This was very interesting, and well written, as well. I was intrigued with the way the author worked the choice of a cold, calculating, emotionless ruler over the greed and corruption of politicians the way he did, made for a sense of real in a surreal atmosphere. The characters were charismatic, fighting for humanity while trying to unravel the truth. It was very enjoyable and captivating! I very much enjoyed it.

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Aly
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Machines ruling everything. I don't think I would like being told what to do by a machine. This story was fun to read and see what happened with all the people. I was curious how the book would end and I enjoyed the story. * I got a free copy and chose to leave a review*
Joe Crowe
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is good stuff.

This one is a cautionary tale, wherein puny humans allow an AI to take over their government, and then, it orders their destruction.

See? That's what happens, folks. This is why you always unplug the vacuum cleaner when you're done. You never know. I'm kidding. That's a joke. I love you, vacuum cleaner.

The story drills into human behavior and the nature of artificial intelligence, while also being a thrilling adventure. It's a quick read, and asks questions -- while things bl
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Jennifer
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

The Deftly Paradox was an interesting read. I really like the idea behind it - everything is rules by a machine that makes all decisions. People do whatever the machine says and don't really think about it anymore. I mean it has been so long that that is just the way things are now. But what happens when the machine calls for the annihilation of a very populated planet? Do you step up and try and stop it, try and figure out what went w
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Sandra Stiles
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I love meeting people who have creative minds. This author definitely has one. The idea of a society putting all of their faith in decision-making into the hands of a machine is actually terrifying to me. I say this because a machine begins with man. Even if the artificial intelligence is capable of learning, you know there has to be a glitch at some point. Then we become man vs machine. As I was growing up we had
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Joanne
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is about the conflict between man and machine. It starts with a senator (Deftly--of a state, a planet, a galaxy--we don't know) upset with the corruption rampant in the government. He proposes that people turn over the government to an Artificial Intelligence that is named Osiris. I looked up the mythology of Osiris: Osiris is killed by his brother, but brought back to life briefly by his wife, Isis, so she can become pregnant with his son, Horus. Horus is thought of as a representativ ...more
Michelle
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book

The Deftly Paradox is a perfect science fiction novel. Towards the end I was standing up reading it as if I could help the protagonists in their fight. Please write more stand alone novels, sir. I don’t read series unless I have to. I loved it.
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