An all-new digital single - part of the New York Times best-selling series based on the blockbuster Xbox games!
The military-grade artificial intelligence known as Iona has only one week to live. After that the UNSC will legally terminate her seven-year existence in order to stave off the threat of the data corruption phenomenon known as "rampancy", a condition that will eventually take hold of her functionality and persona, endangering all those around her. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Iona has successfully launched an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence - a case being watched very closely not only at the highest levels of human government but by others with a very different agenda....
©2015 Frank O'Connor (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio / Halo Books
History, Shooting, Model Building and my dogs are my loves. Best series I heard here is the Halo anthology.
If you are a fan, truly a fan this story will bring on so many emotions. While the book is short the narrative involved is vast. The subject matter encompasses an issue as grave to mankind as the atomic bomb and guided missiles. That being Artificial Intelligence becoming self aware and machine consciousness.
On the fictional story side of things I found this novelette to be not only compelling but also a great listen. The narrator is a favorite. As a Halo junkie I couldn't wait to listen to it. Evidence put forth during the hearing.( which is the entirety of the book) for me proves that the UNSC and ONI needs to forgive Dr Catherine Halsey and stop using her as the scapegoat for all the ills of the war. Her work and theories saved mankind. The last 8 minutes of the story had me cheering however too many spoilers to go into details.
All said this is another great Halo listen With a mix of social commentary
This story was well read and well written. It could seem dry to anyone not interested in the Smart A.I. of the halo universe but I injoyed it. The end was a surprise for me.
Small but but a truly delicious one. The Characters are real especially Iona and great direction into the universe and A.I. aspects makes you angry after you become fully aware what has happened to this universe once Halo 5 came out
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
I love the Halo books, but I prefer the longer ones. This feels like a ripoff. like I wasted a credit for nothing. It was good, just too short.
"Far too short and disjointed"
I would have been happy with the short run time if it had been a good narrative. This just felt like some anegdotes and part of a unfinished bigger story. Very disappointed.
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