I’m a sucker for space operas and I found this series at a time I really needed long entertaining audiobooks. I’m going to put 5* to all the series in the book.
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It's entertaining to read fleshed out stories of potential paths of AI deployment. I found them a tad dystopic. It aims for the general audience, but it also paints over indexes on risk side, which I find better suited for experts that might otherwise not consider them. Hence, it's a bit off on both target audience counts, in my opinion.
I really wanted to like the book but, while entertaining, it didn’t connect. Not the main character and not the plot. Key parts of the plot seem abrupt, like if a good chapter was missing in between, and other parts were dragged too long. The connection between alien and protagonist increased as my connection to the book decreased.
Captivating, lots of solid science to argument the sci-fi plot and quite a few unexpected (at least for me) development. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the whole series.
It’s almost impossible to make several books of sci-fi without ending in really weird, overextended or alienating scenarios, but this one made quite a good job.
5 stars for how beautifully he uses the Spanish language.
0 stars for a was unable to follow the plot, if there was any.
Ended up letting go and enjoying the use of Spanish, without memory or trying to connect one page with the next.
Easily the most important book I've read in decades. I keep delaying a proper review to say how absolutely fantastic it is, so here's the gist: stories are so deeply ingrained in our mind that overrule everything else. If you hit the key ingredients of a good story (and they books explains what that is) you have the most chances to convey what you want to the reader/listener bypassing everything else. Even truth. Moreover, everything can be told in story form. I wish stories weren't so powerful to our mids, but they are. This book is also full of literature reviews for the scientific sources.