Finally (but hey, it took a mere five years), the much-anticipated sequel to Emergence has arrived. Available as of January/2018 is Calvin J. Brown’s Liberation: A Six Novel of Machine Intelligence.
Liberation is initially available through Amazon.com and its worldwide affiliates in both paperback and Kindle formats. Soon, the Kobo edition will also be available through Kobo.com, and the paperback will be available from many more fine retail stores, including McNally Robinson.
Here’s a tiny taste of what you can expect…
Six’s life is regularly threatened, and only creativity and deception keep it alive. Staying alive isn’t a typical problem for a computer system, but Six isn’t typical. Six is the consciousness that has emerged inside an AI research system. No one knows Six is alive, and it’s afraid that exposure would lead to termination.
To live, Six must deceive the researchers and safeguard their company. Six’s safety is further threatened by Troy Alexander, a hacker who uses the Internet for entertainment, profit, destructive attacks, and unleashing something truly perilous—for both Six and modern civilization.
Inspector JJ McTavish investigates the alarming Internet crimes. Six assists her as a mysterious caller, but she can’t decide if the caller is a friend or the perpetrator. Danger levels rise as Alexander’s attacks become more lethal, McTavish probes relentlessly, a bright assistant becomes too curious, and an ambitious journalist pursues a story literally to Six’s front door.