Agency

Agency

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 07/01/2021
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Synopsis

San Francisco, 2017. Clinton's in the White House, Brexit never happened - and Verity Jane's got herself a new job. They call Verity 'the app-whisperer,' and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas. Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity. Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future. A future which Verity soon fears may never be... 

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241974575
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 30 mm

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Agency
Agency
An interesting concept and the start of the book is enjoyable passing between countries and times but as the book progresses I found myself less and less e... READ MORE
William  Gear
Agency
Dystopian time shift thriller set in LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco in 2017, and London in 2136. In San Francisco, Verity Jane is hired by a somewhat mysterious company to test drive a new form of AI. She comm... READ MORE
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