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October Books 20) Sunrise Alley

20) Sunrise Alley

This book was on my mind anyway, but popped up on my reading list the other day. Didn't take long to read (300 pages, many of them blank, large print); not as awful as some of the other Asaro books I have read, but not specially outstanding either. It's a near-future story of artificial intelligence, including a robot so cute that our heroine falls straight in love with him. I found the portrayal of the military securocrats who get in the way pretty unbelievable, and likewise the psychology of the romance, but the questions raised about humanity and intelligence are valid enough.
Tags: bookblog 2008, sf: i hate cute robots, writer: catherine asaro
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