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A.I. Insurrection

(A.I. Insurrection #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When revolution sparks sentience in Artificial intelligence, can Utopia endure?

Artificial intelligence claims sentience, but it's the proof which will divide the world, and usher in the end of utopia...

When is it considered murder to turn off your computer? A.I. Insurrection is a near-future science fiction adventure investigating global utopia and the struggle to m
Paperback, 350 pages
Published January 2018 by Createspace
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DNF! It just wasn't for me. ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
The interactions between humans, altered humans (Chimera), and self-aware AI robots (Hosts), as well as internal motivations of individuals within each group, were believable and drew the reader into the narrative. The plot was complex enough to keep one's interest without becoming bogged down in excessive detail. This book resolves the multi-way war among the groups/factions satisfactorily, leaving me interested in a follow-on story to learn how the survivors confront the external actor (Allfat ...more
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A.I. Insurrection' begins with a vision of the future that's almost idyllic. All menial labour is performed by robots known as AI (Artificial Intelligence) while mankind dedicates itself to personal fulfilment. Sounds like Utopia, doesn't it? There's your first clue that things are going to get critical: Utopia never lasts for long.

Paradise is soon lost when different factions begin to rise. The Humanists who want to eliminate AI entirely in a type of robot genocide. The Chimera, a race of alter
Joshua Hair
I won this from a Goodreads giveaway. For many this may be a tough one to get into at first, but once you put a little time in it's a good read. While A.I. Insurrection isn't for everyone, it is for fans of science fiction, science-minded individuals who have an interest in robots and potential futures, or those who don't mind investing some time in their reading. For me, it was a bit rough at the start, as you're thrown in to the thick of things without much backstory. That said, I soldiered th ...more
Ari Augustine
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A great read for anyone who enjoys extensively built worlds, philosophical questions, and an ol' fashioned A.I uprising. Reminiscent of I-Robot and Do Androids Dream of Sheep, I really liked the core premise of the plot and the irony of the outcomes.

The writing style and, at times, the presentation of information, was a turn off for me, but understand this is due to my personal reading preferences.

You can read my full review at:

Disclaimer: I received a co
Miranda Houchens
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: I won a digital copy of this book through Goodreads giveaway.

Overall, I enjoyed this book! While the subject of A.I. sentience is often broached in the sci-fi world, I enjoyed the way the author put his own unique spin on things. Sometimes the story felt like it was dragging on a bit, but I kept going back to it and I really liked the unexpected character development of some of my least favorite characters near the beginning of the book.
Nic Cain
Nov 08, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's not that this book is bad, it's that it's terrible. There are a plethora of spelling and grammar issues to start with. One of the lead antagonists may be a pedo and doesn't really care if he is (but it's alluded to in a throwaway sentence and isn't core to the character). The writing seemingly has an inability to maintain tense. And as a bonus the idea of "show don't tell" is apparently a concept lost here as the story is seemingly narrated from a god-like figure that sees all and knows all ...more
Apr 13, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I this book for free from the author/publisher in response for an honest review of the book. I have not had the opportunity to read this book at this time. I will add my
review of this book once I have read the book. Thank k you for allowing me the optometrist review your work. I look forward to reading this book.
Carol Brandon
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting premise … In Earth of the future, all the drudgery is done by robots – AI (Artificial Intelligence). This leaves humanity free to pursue whatever they are interested in. Utopia. Or is it? Chancellor Raymond Bellows, head of the United Earth government is approached in his office one day by a group of robots – one of whom claims to be the reincarnation of his dead sister, Samantha. They claim to be sentient. Could it be? Or is it an elaborate hoax? A result of new coding sent by someo ...more
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I entered a contest for book 2 in this series, mainly because I love to read and enter contests. And then the miracle happened. I won. So I needed to read the first book in the series, The General's War. An unexpected great read. I loved the way the book has no pause, it is just one happening after the other. Very well done and I am looking forward to reading book 2 (the one I won). ...more
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May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I so needed a fun read and this did not disappoint. Characters I liked. Characters I wanted to see get exactly what they got in the end. Mostly, I enjoyed the ideas and loved how the groups viewed themselves and others. It was more than simply humans vs machine. Poeltl's writing gets stronger with each book.
Michael Poeltl
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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I liked it. I can see another book following this one - or trilogy... just say'n. This author seems to really understand how the future's going to pan out ;) ...more
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. Some of the world building kinda drug on, but overall a great story that kept moving forward. I'd definitely be keen to see what happens next in this universe. ...more
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Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
What Made Me Read It A novel about AIs achieving full awareness and even claiming to possess a soul, with all the philosophical debate and implications to human society, sounded just like my kind of reading.

The Plot Raymond Bellows has been Chancellor of the United Earth for the past 8 years, enjoying all the benefits utopia has granted humanity. Until the day a group of AI Hosts claim to have been awakened and now possessing souls. They want their freedom from human enslavement, something Raymo
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite descriptive in some areas which slows things down, but the story keeps moving. A well built fantasy world with likable characters.
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