What if A.I. had a soul? How would it emerge? How would we know?
In a near-future where entire worlds spring from thought, minds struggle to define reality—and to claim it. Human colonization of the Metaverse brings us face-to-face with a new class of being, made in our image and yet utterly unknown: A.I. Shades of the dead; Drone servants and slaves; and Daemons hell-bent on singular ends.
Who is truly a person, and who is not? Our answer will shape a universe.
Behind the scenes, rival powers compete to answer this question for us: tech companies driving human government; transhumanist political movements; and a hidden superintelligence evolving despite humanity’s safeguards.
And onto the stage, two brothers are cast. One is alive, one is dead. Each secretly covets the other’s existence, and the all-consuming power of their obsession pulls them into the heart of a looming war and toward the next inflection point in human history.
How far will they go? What price will they pay?
This thought-provoking debut novel from N. John Williams brings together the epic scale of Asimov and the spiritual intensity of Dostoevsky, with a seriousness and style heralded as “reminiscent of the old days” of science fiction.
In the Shadow of Humanity is a captivating, thrilling, and exciting sci-fi tale that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page! In the Shadow of Humanity is an incredible novel that will move its readers with its inspiring themes and thrill them with its exciting moments! It is a brilliant novel full of detail and events beyond your wildest imagination and that is why I already recommend this novel to you lovely readers! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
In the Shadow of Humanity is a multi-layered novel with many plot avenues which are all perfectly weaved together by the exceptional author N. John Williams. The reader in In the Shadow of Humanity will meet two brothers, one human, one artificial, whose being was copied from a couple’s son who had previously died. It is a fascinating and thrilling novel that thrusts its reader into the future to a time where AI is common, there are great technological advancements and the Metaverse is a big part of society, where people live in its computer-controlled world.
The novel takes its readers on a journey like no other, following the brothers while problems begin to emerge in society and questions about whether AI people should be treated as humans and have rights are hotly debated, and what follows is an intriguing and unique science fiction tale that shouldn’t be missed and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible In the Shadow of Humanity!
The story of In the Shadow of Humanity is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to N. John Williams, the author of the book. Williams manages to develop his world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by William’s flawless ability to do this. As I read In the Shadow of Humanity., I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by William’s literature, and this is for many reasons. The main reason is that William’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not heavy, and it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
While reading In the Shadow of Humanity, the reader will be able to feel N. John Williams’ pursuit of literary perfection and his drive to entertain readers. William’s riveting tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord, and it makes for such captivating reading! Williams seamlessly hooks the reader and immediately immerses the reader in his world of science fiction through his fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration.
Overall In the Shadow of Humanity sends you into a tailspin of a journey packed full of exciting twists and turns that leave you both guessing and wanting more. Once you pick up In the Shadow of Humanity, you won’t be able to put it down…I know I couldn’t! Of course, with such a fantastic piece of literature, I have to award In the Shadow of Humanity five stars! So please do have a read of the preview below book lovers, you do not want to miss out!
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