- Title: Halo
- Author: Tom Maddox
- ISBN: null
- Page: 427
- Format: ebook
The resources of Aleph, the artificial intelligence that operates the high orbital space station Halo, are being diverted to its experimental sections And when the corporation that owns Halo hires freelance data auditor Mikhail Gonzales to observe the problem, Aleph starts spinning out of control A clear and well conceived plot Maddox is a name to watch SF ChroniThe resources of Aleph, the artificial intelligence that operates the high orbital space station Halo, are being diverted to its experimental sections And when the corporation that owns Halo hires freelance data auditor Mikhail Gonzales to observe the problem, Aleph starts spinning out of control A clear and well conceived plot Maddox is a name to watch SF Chronicle.
Recent Comments "Halo"
I finished it which means I didn't hate it. It pretty much was a good idea that wasn't allowed to develop. It would have benefited from some better world building, maybe more back story on the characters to give me something to care about, a little less details in other areas to keep the plot moving. I felt like the author was trying to shove a lot of good ideas into too little space. The net result was that none were given enough attention to develop fully, nor to engage me as a reader.
Tom Maddox has delivered an amazing book that explores the relationship between life, death, immortality, technology and our reliance upon it.The book seems like a typical storyline at first - Gonzales is an information auditor with a large corporation that handles "information utilities." The story opens as Gonzales is reflecting on his last job, the end of which sees him nearly killed as guerilla pilots nearly shoot down his flight out of Myanmar. This near-death experience shakes him up, and [...]
The curse of the missing half star strikes again. Calling this book a three would be a disservice, but it's not quite entertaining enough to be a full four.A Creative Commons novel freely available at Manybooks as well as the authour's own site and traditional formats, it's a trippy examination of what it is to be human. Sci-Fi in the truest sense - exploratory, and mind expanding.It's difficult to review this novel after only reading it once - For me there was both lots to like and lots to disl [...]
This was good enough to keep me happy through most of the book but it fizzled a bit at the end. The "universe" was quite nicely imagined. I had a big gripe with the protagonist though; Gonzales was one of those passive actors you sometimes find who doesn't actually do anything - things just happen around him. I think the author was more interested in describing the science of his universe than he was in developing an interesting leading character.I found this with another book I read recently, B [...]
Good writing, another meditation on the future after the singularity -- what to do when being conscious might mean living in silicon, and might not mean being of human origin. The characters were great, the plot was interesting and engaging -- perfect beach reading.
started ok, but then started introducing a lot a characters in quick succession, rapidly introducing their thoughts - it was a bit disconcerting - maybe it was meant to be.
My review from December 12, 1996
I had the pleasure of reading Halo while taking an english class by the author himself at The Evergreen State College.
A fun little AI story.
The book started with a lot on intrigue but this was not sustained to the endnerally not a memorable book. Ended flat.
Interesting and short, but more cyberprog than cyberpunk with its flowery descriptions, magic mushrooms and Buddhism. Enjoyable, though.
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This was a great book. Very detailed but not too much. great story. Good job and i hope you continue to make more books in the same fashion.
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