Auteur: Shaun Tan
Titel: The arrival
Genre: Graphic novel
Taal: (boek heeft geen tekst)
Aantal pagina’s: 132
Gelezen: Maart 2018
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he’s leaving home to build a better future for his family.
Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant’s experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can’t communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character’s isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.
Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The knife of never letting go (#1)
Genre: YA, dystopie, Sci-fi
Aantal bladzijden: 479
Gelezen: november 2016
Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
Auteur: Adam Roberts
Genre: Literatuur, dystopie, lichte science fiction
Aantal bladzijden: 311
Gelezen: 15 – 16 mei
It began when Animal Rights activists inserted AI chips in the brains of animals. The plan was to give animals speech. After all if an animals can talk we are bound to treat them more like us.
A creature that can argue the case for its own intelligence, its own rights is a much harder creature to use, to kill. Surely?
But where does artificial intelligence end and the animal begin. And with speech and self-awareness did the animals also gain a soul? And would we choose to believe them if they told us they had?