Machinehood

Machinehood

From the Hugo Award nominee S.B. Divya, Zero Dark Thirty meets The Social Network in this science fiction thriller about artificial intelligence, sentience, and labor rights in a near future dominated by the gig economy.

Welga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, is about to retire early when her client is killed in front of her. It’s 2095 and people don’t usually die from violence. Humanity is entirely dependent on pills that not only help them stay alive, but allow them to compete with artificial intelligence in an increasingly competitive gig economy. Daily doses protect against designer diseases, flow enhances focus, zips and buffs enhance physical strength and speed, and juvers speed the healing process.

All that changes when Welga’s client is killed by The Machinehood, a new and mysterious terrorist group that has simultaneously attacked several major pill funders. The Machinehood operatives seem to be part human, part machine, something the world has never seen. They issue an ultimatum: stop all pill production in one week.

Global panic ensues as pill production slows and many become ill. Thousands destroy their bots in fear of a strong AI takeover. But the US government believes the Machinehood is a cover for an old enemy. One that Welga is uniquely qualified to fight.

Welga, determined to take down the Machinehood, is pulled back into intelligence work by the government that betrayed her. But who are the Machinehood and what do they really want?

A thrilling and thought-provoking novel that asks: if we won’t see machines as human, will we instead see humans as machines?

Title:Machinehood
ISBN:9781982148065
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    Machinehood Reviews

  • Tonya

    Do you enjoy reading books that challenge you to think? It is the year 2095- and so many things have changed in the 75 years from now to then. Seriously such a good book- absolutely stunned with how l...

  • Ashley

    Overall 5⭐Character diversity: 5⭐Worldbuilding: 5⭐Pacing: 4⭐Plot line wrap up: 5⭐Ending: 5⭐I loved this book, absolutely loved it. The merging of human with machine and possible sentient m...

  • Lukasz

    Machinehood. Sounds good. But what does it mean? In S.B. Divya’s sci-fi thriller, the term describes a shadowy organization fighting against the abuse of robots. Set in the near future (2095), the s...

  • Bandit

    I enjoy a varied reading diet and was due a science fiction book. This was available on Netgalley and had an intriguing premise and good reviews, so, despite initial reservations, it was mission go. A...

  • Jacqie

    Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.This is the most concept-heavy SF book that I've read in some time. It's set almost 100 years into the future, at the end of the twenty...

  • Leah

    I LOVED this book. It hit me in my sci-fi sweet spot and didn't let go. A credit to Ms. Divya's writing. Her characters were all so different yet relatable and compelling and REAL. The world as she en...

  • Judy Lesley

    I'm surprised by how ambivalent I am with regard to this story. It should have been just right for me with the emphasis placed on artificial intelligence but this didn't strike me as a futuristic adve...

  • Joan

    Review of eGalleyIn the world of 2095, technology has progressed to the point that basic chores are nonexistent, furniture reforms itself into various pieces as needed, the kitchen cooks the food, and...

  • Poonam

    Set in 2095, the world of Machinehood features mainstream pill-based body augmentation for speed, strength, or speed of thought as well as more radical robotic augmentation. Labor has shifted almost e...

  • Beth Cato

    I received an advanced copy of this book via Netgalley.The year 2021 has just started, but I already know this is one of the best new science fiction books I will read this year. It's that good. Divya...