Monday, October 14, 2019

Synapse By Steven James

I received this book from Celebrate Lit Blogger program and the author for no charge in exchange for an honest review of this book, The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description:       

Thirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines knowbut with what they believe.

Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon. But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions Artificials were never meant to ask.

Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, Steven James offers us a glimpse into the future—and into our own hearts.
Synapse is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn.



My Opinions: 
 

 Synapse is the latest book by Steven James and it blew my mind. I absolutely love Steven James' writing and this book is fantastic. This book is very different from other books by Steven James and not in a genre I read very often but so glad I went outside my comfort zone. Synapse is a futuristic story about AI and if they have the ability to be human including in the emotions and beliefs. Steven James gives an interesting view on these things that really makes  you think of how possible these ideas are. From the start, this book grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go, even at the end. The end leaves you wanting more. This is a book that really opens your eyes about AI, where the technology in our world is headed, and the infinite about possibilities that could happen in our lifetimes. There are many fantastic characters, I enjoyed them all but Jordan (AI) is my favorite character. The human like characteristics made his journey interesting. I absolutely could NOT put this book down. I got drawn in on page 1 and went from there. I HIGHLY recommend this book and author who enjoys Christian Fiction/AI topics, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read more from Steven James. I give this book 5 STARS.






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About the Book

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Book: Synapse
Author: Steven James
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 8, 2019

Thirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines know, but what they believe. Is hope real for them, or merely an illusion?

Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon.

But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions that Artificials were never meant to ask.

Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, Steven James offers us a glimpse into the future and into our own hearts.

Synapse is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn.  



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About the Author

stevenjames
Steven James is the critically acclaimed, national bestselling author of sixteen novels. His work has been optioned by ABC Studios and praised by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books, and many others. His pulse-pounding, award-winning thrillers are known for their intricate storylines and insightful explorations of good and evil.  When he’s not working on his next book, he’s either teaching master classes on writing throughout the country, trail running, or sneaking off to catch a matinee.  

More from Steven

“James is a pro at creating suspense.”
Criminal Element

“stimulating tale…thrilling story of greed and corruption”
Publishers Weekly STARRED review
  Read my op-ed on robots and faith in the New York Times   I grew up reading and loving science fiction stories. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of artificial intelligence, but as I’ve thought about it over the years, I’ve realized that our lives are not based just on what we know, but also what we believe. So, I started asking myself, “What would the world look like if machines developed artificial belief?” Within a few decades, advanced AIs might very well have consciousness and self-awareness. At that point, what will they choose to believe about the meaning of live, God, and the afterlife? All of these questions were in my mind as I wrote Synapse, a story that takes place 30 years from now in a world very much like our own. This is a cautionary tale with implications that are both chilling and revealing and I think that if you like suspense, you’ll love this near-future thriller. —Steven Learn more at stevenjames.net Facebook and Twitter: @readstevenjames Buy the book: https://www.tnzfiction.com/synapse-a-novel/

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