The Wakeful Wanderer’s Guide

Review by author Nora McKinney

Review by author Nora McKinney
This book was strange, innovative, and had depth. A satisfying read!

What I particularly liked was that there was no clear resolution of the issues the writer puts forward: we don't reach a decision of what the best societal system is, although all the pros and cons of the different systems in his partly dystopian post-apocalyptic Earth are discussed. We know what's better, but we are also given to understand that human constructs aren't perfect, and what about AI? This grey approach (instead of the black-and-white approach people favor these days) is very much to my liking. The dangers of interconnectedness are discussed together with its merits. This book is fiction outwardly, but really it's a disquisition on societal systems.

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