Genesis

Genesis Review

Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story. And the Academy isn’t what she believes it to be. In this brilliant novel of dazzling ingenuity, Anax’s examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions raised by science and philosophy. Centuries old, these questions have gained new urgency in the face of rapidly developing technology. What is consciousness? What makes us human? If artificial intelligence were developed to a high enough capability, what special status could humanity still claim? Outstanding and original, Beckett’s dramatic narrative comes to a shocking conclusion.

Title:Genesis
Edition Language:English

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  • Stephen

    5.0 stars. Okay folks, this is a must read alert. I was expecting this to be decent but I was blown away by how excellent it turned out to be. Focused, powerful and imaginative. This one is a keeper....

  • Lyndsey

    Kindle edition is on sale for about $5 HERE!!This is what I call an "experience" book. You may not find yourself inside the world like in an "escapism" story, instead you feel as if your viewing it fr...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ?

    *drinks a tenth cup of coffee* God, being sleep-deprived is so very much like being drunk, without the laugh. I hate it. ANYWAY. Reading Genesis must have worn my few remaining energy cells out, becau...

  • Nataliya

    I was getting smug thinking I figured out where this book was taking me. And then last few pages came, and I all I was able to say was, "Heh. Ummm. Okay. Well, then. Heh." I know, my eloquence is asto...

  • Megs ?

    Well, this must be my lucky week. Reading two 5-star books one after another is not something that often happens to me. Of course, I love reading 5-star books, but the problem I have is reviewing them...

  • l a i n e y

    "Today she would assume nothing" Such a brilliant mindset for the readers of Genesis to be in!Clever and philosophical, original and imaginative. But be warned my friends: it's suprer dense and as I'...

  • Jim

    June 23, 2012I strongly recommend Mel's beautiful and moving review of this book. We both loved it, and tried really hard to explain why without spoiling the story.There are many other exceptional rev...

  • Tatiana

    I agree with my fellow Goodreader, Genesis has no business being marketed as a YA dystopia. It should have been published by Subterranean Press or Night Shade along with Ted Chiang's and Paolo Bacigal...

  • Elizabeth Sagan

    A short brilliant novel that I’ve finished in one evening. Opinions are divided on this one – I know people who didn’t like it. As for me, I loved it. Almost all of it is perfectly written dialo...

  • Emily May

    EDIT: Read again and loved it even more, upping my rating to 4 stars........................................................................................................................Old ReviewOk...