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First of Their Kind


*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


If technology grows to the point of sentience does it have a soul? Does it have "human" rights?

When Dr. Wallace Theren and his team of scientists welcome the first fully sentient SI (Synthetic Intelligence) these are the questions the world starts to ask.

Dr. Wallace has been working for years in a lab in the Swiss Alps when finally Test-43 answers back. Just like a small child Test-32 learns about the world around him and sees Wallace as a father figure. Unlike a small child within weeks Test-43 is playing chess and asking for a real name. When Wallace introduces Test-43 to the world the unbelievable happens and the team must work together to define what place SI has in the world before it's too late.

This book by C.D. Tavenor puts forward questions of change, acceptance, and scientific discovery that looks into the future as a place of progress and scientific development.

The narration is from the point of view of Test-43 who takes on the name Theren after Dr. Wallace and the singular non-gendered pronoun "They". The narrator of the audiobook Benjamin Fife was very impressive in his story telling.

The book is very introspective, dealing with questions of identity and coping with grief and trauma.

The sequel "The Greatest Game" is out on kindle and paperback but is not yet available on audible.


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