A juxtaposition, dystopian novel of terror, hope, and faith. Written for the Christian market, this novel will inspire you. You’ll cheer the heroes in the face of war and death, and your heart will dip and rise on the roller-coaster ride of their romances and heartbreaks....more
At first the author does a pretty good job keeping consistent with the ‘un-powered’ world building, but does mess up on a few key details that a reader familiar with non-electric living will catch. At first it's not enough to ruin the book, but enough to kick one out of the story-world for a ...more
Wisconsin author RD Palmer makes his literary debut with THE ONE. He has been a Solution Manager, working for one of the largest software companies in the world, has worked for one of the largest computer hardware companies in the world – including South and North America as well as Asia, and has experience writing software for robots - a true proponent of technology - but he wants to bring the possible ...more
Here we have low-tech religious believers (who nevertheless take quickly enough to spaceships and such) with an absentee but ideologically benevolent god, vs hi-tech religious believers (who nevertheless have a penchant for ancient religious figures and aesthetics) with a destructive but existent god.
In terms of characterization, the human characters shine through. The One, on the other hand, for me was a little ...more
There is no doubt in my mind that eventually machines will overtake humanity and become the dominant race on earth. But in the eventuality of this happening, will God step in and interfere? Or will he let the creations of his creation take over and prosper?
This book tackles that question perfectly and does so in a way that had my eyes popping out of my head at some ...more
The plotline is well outlined right from the start, with a clear direction and strong links to Christian thoughts. It goes on describing the dangers of AI controlling the world, with no ability to empathize or to feel any kind of human emotion. What are the pros and cons of living in such a world? The writing is very good and reflects all the tense ...more
The One is an Artificial Intelligence story about an entity that is created to look and act like a human but has no emotion so is not hampered by a conscience or emotional attachment. Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point that it may take over the world. There is a stark contrast between the AI creation and the human existence. I found the story to a fun read that drew me in and kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next. I ...more
You will find The One a gripping inspirational suspense. R.D. Palmer shows the dangers of an Artificial Intelligence run world. This is one of those novels that gives a ...more
I found the story to be good, although a little predictable. ...more
The distopia is executed fairly well with an interesting story line that is not very common. I imagine this alone would be very compelling to ...more
The book brings the message about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and warns about its impact on the human race. It says that through a story wherein heroes armed with courage, trust and hope are on the mission to defeat an AI entity (The One) who is an image of man, very powerful but lacking all emotions. The battle is tough and it’s the test of humanity and so called human. The plot is filled with thrill and creativity on the one hand and on ...more