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Mething he can’t tellKir like all humans is programmed to ignore future dangers Between the artificial blocks in his mind and the blocks evolution has built into his host how is he going to convince her the sky is fallingAt the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM appli. I’ve had this obscure novella by Gwyneth Jones on my to read list for a few years and recently located a copy on eBay I’m not generally a completist but have read a good many of Jones’ novels Her Bold as Love series is one of my favourite visions of the future a guardedly utopian Britain in which technological civilisation has largely collapsed and government is by attractive rockstars I highly recommend it Her other sci fi tends to be intellectually interesting but isn't as emotionally compelling That certainly holds for ‘Proof of Concept’ which contains some fascinating ideas while not doing a lot to develop the narrator The setting is an overpopulated world of environmental collapse in which the richest 1% are funding scientific efforts at interstellar space travel Nothing hugely original there The specific setting of the story is far distinctive and intriguing a massive underground cavern in which scientists and reality TV stars are sealed off together for a year The purpose of this is to enable experiments on the Needle which may allow colonisation of a distant planet Kir the narrator has an AI in her brain and is trying to work out what the heck is going on This eventually becomes clear although the twist was not hugely surprising I preferred the creepiness that built up to the revelation as the atmosphere in the cavern was compellingly peculiar Gwyneth Jones has a specific knack for evoking caves and underground tunnels; she also did so in Spirit or The Princess of Bois Dormant I have no further commentary to make as despite some excellent world building details ‘Proof of Concept’ wasn’t as memorable as I’d hoped

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Proof of ConceptOn a desperately overcrowded future Earth crippled by climate change the most unlikely hope is better than none Governments turn to Big Science to provide them with the dreams that will keep the masses compliant The Needle is one such dream an installation where the most abstruse theoretical science is being tested science t. 25 stars One of those books I really want to like than I actually did I love the concept the characters have great potential and I like some of Jones' wordsmithingButthe concept was not as well explored as it could have been; the characters did not come alive and remained uite two dimensional; and the clever wordsmithing did not make up for the sort of confusing muddle of a storySo I didn't hate it but I could have given it a pass and not missed anything

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FREE DOWNLOAD ¸ Proof of Concept ä On a desperately overcrowded future Earth crippled by climate change the most unlikely hope is better than none Governments turn to Big Science to provide them with the dreams that will keep the masses compliant The Needle is one such dream an installation where the most abstruse theoretical science is being testeHat might make human travel to a habitable exoplanet distantly feasibleWhen the Needle’s director offers her underground compound as a training base Kir is thrilled to be invited to join the team even though she knows it’s only because her brain is host to a uantum artificial intelligence called AltairBut Altair knows so. 25 stars This was a disappointment honestly Rushed didn't establish the world or characters very well and the ending came out of left field I think this would have worked better as a novel as there would have been time to establish the world and set things up so that events felt truly shocking and meaningful As it is I was just kinda confused and stopped caring by the halfway point