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Buzz Kill: A Novel

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Kindle Edition, 453 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by 47North
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Bradley
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-shelf, sci-fi
This novel punches a lot of my buttons and tweaks a lot of my pet mental projects in a great way, but surprisingly so. I simply chose it on Netgalley based on the cover! Shame on me, right?! It looked funny.

So what did I get? Some good humor? Yes! But this is almost incidental to the main plot. Indeed, the main point is about some rather serious topics from dementia to suicide to the very nature of consciousness and cutting-edge AI research. Wow, right? And none of these are cursory beasts. The
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Faith
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, reviewed
This book is a prequel to “Happy Doomsday” which I haven’t read. It’s definitely not necessary to read the previous book first, but I suggest that you pay attention to the prologue of this book. This book is about 2 teenaged hackers, who never meet face to face, but join to create the AI named Buzz. George Jedson is hired by Quire, a social media company, to develop an AI that can prevent suicides by its users. Pandora Lynch is the daughter of George’s therapist, and what she really cares about ...more
Mike
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was a difficult one to rate, and I finally went with my gut; the three-star rating partly reflects the fact that it was such a downer, which is not to my taste. (The title turned out to be accurate in a couple of ways that took me unpleasantly by surprise, though it's not like I wasn't warned at all; I just kept hoping it would turn out better than it was threatening to.)

I've read a few books now in the genre you might call "contemporary science fiction," as spawned by William Gibson of All
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Will Blosser
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the vein of WarGames and 2001: A Space Odyssey, David Sosnowski’s latest novel Buzz Kill takes a good look at Artificial Intelligence and asks what could possibly go wrong? Though separated by several thousand miles, the main characters George and Pandora are linked by circumstance and team up to create an AI capable of recognizing and preventing suicide. Together, the two explore concepts from plant consciousness to the ethics of hacking for the greater good to what it means for a person (or ...more
Victoria
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well damn. This is a good book. Two teen hackers set out to create an artificial intelligence to prevent suicide. Lots and lots of feels in this story. Kind of a 13 reasons why and Mr Robot remix with some Wargames in there. Definitely a must read for science fiction and 2001 fans.
J.D. DeHart
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Active action-oriented narrative and fast pacing punctuate this book — it was as entertaining as I hoped it would be, and I gladly recommend it.
Kay Mcleer
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun and kinda scary concept,especially in this time period. I enjoyed the characters and loved the overall plot.
Paul
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is very entertaining. An interesting premise and plot told with some humor and pretty good characters. Recommended.
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