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UPGRADE: Book 2 of the Obsolescence Trilogy

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Gigadeaths. Super-intelligence. Upgrades.

In book two of The Obsolescence Trilogy, James, Alexa, and the rest of the survivors are coming to terms with the dizzying new reality that they’ve been forced to live in. They soon discover that everyone still alive must face a seemingly impossible choice: either betray their very humanity to survive or watch civilization retreat
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published August 14th 2018
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Jessica Bronder
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is official; Eve is a super computer that took matters into her own hands to save humanity. She is unfortunate about those that died but she understands that there will be casualties. She is essentially in control of everything and is planning on upgrading humans so they will be able to interact and live peacefully with her in this new world.

Logan, Mia, and Grace have adjusted to living in New Chicago. It’s still creepy all the advanced technology but they have no choice since they have been
Jamie Rich
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
UPGRADE: Book 2 of the Obsolescence Trilogy (Kindle Edition) by Chris Muhlenfeld

Book two gets downright dangerous! Now that the world encompassing crash has occurred, let's try to make amends with mankind by offering "Upgrades". Oh yeah, that's gonna go well.
Humanity is trying to survive, and still uncertain about what happened.
So let's really thro the characters into blender and see what happens...
dave cornell
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The ultimate AI emergent Horror Story!

first of all, great writing, the author had just the right number of subplots, and switched between them in a way that ratchets up the tension. the plot is one of my favorites, and a I coming of age, ascendant story. the characters are complex and believable, even the AI! It's really tough to portray an AI's thinking patterns and speech but the author does a fantastic job.

Potential spoiler. Perhaps my favorite part is when the AI becomes schizophrenic and th
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again the series delivers. It sucked me in as eagerly as the first book. I was enthralled for most of the book and I am nitpicking to say there were some slow moments but never anything to pull this rating down below a well deserved 5 star.
William McNerney
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great 1st trilogy!

The story moved along at a pace matched by the readers curiosity. The 2nd book of the Obsolescence Trilogy was released in timely fashion. I like that Mr. Mulenfeld values his readers and I sincerely appreciate that.
I so enjoyed Book 1 and was glad to have Book 2 on hand. Logan, Mia, and Grace continue on in their underground city that’s run by the local friendly AIs. Meanwhile, outside of Flagstaff, AZ, James and Alexa continue on with their existence: gardening, town hall meetings, and contemplating the awesome power that is the newly emerged AI, Eve.

Eve was the true star of this tale. She’s become a superpower, dominating the entire world. While she says she regrets the loss of human life, she points out
Lelia Taylor
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Those who have survived the devastation wrought upon the world know the truth now or, at least, some of it. Everything that happened was caused by the machinations of a super AI who calls herself Eve and, like a very petulant child, Eve has decided that humanity is not good enough, that she needs to upgrade people to a higher level of ability and efficiency.

James and Alexa are still in Arizona, getting on with their lives while also staying in touch with neighbors who are all concerned with what
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was ok
Yikes. Decided to give book 2 a shot after feeling like the first had promise and underperformed; the second ended up being actually cringey with full on, awkwardly-described sex scenes out of left field, reams of awful dialogue, and continued lack of realistic action taken by characters. Important steps glossed over, unimportant details over-described. Won’t be finishing this series.
Dennis Minnich
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Off track

Great concept of a collective intelligence versus survivors of technology loss. That idea fell by the wayside as the author spent way too many pages describing internal thought processes. What happened to society and the survivors? Will not be reading the last book.
Roderick Pommier
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good sequel

Overall a good look at the pro and cons of technology. However toward the end it got a little too loopy. Still a good read, I’ll read the 3rd
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Chris writes science fiction, and although he frequently tries to write in other genres, somehow, a wormhole always seems to open up and plunge the story into a parallel universe. Chris lives in Bozeman, Montana, where he owns & publishes Distinctly Montana Magazine with his wife, Pattra. He sometimes publishes his short stories in the magazine, which you can see by visiting http://distinctlymonta ...more

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