Andrew McGlinchey

Numbers don’t lie. But people do.

Seasoned tech journalist Parham Nasiri is convinced there’s something sinister behind tech giant Magenta’s new product, Cloudthinker. The ambitious AI service sent shockwaves through an already fragile economy, decimating the workforce and tightening Magenta’s stranglehold on society.

After his employers subscribe to the service and put him out of a job, Parham becomes determined to uncover the truth. His digging leads him to Boogie Wu – an enigmatic math genius who died in a corporate jet accident – and he’s quickly ensnared in a shadowy web of mystery and deception.

Tangled up with a corporate whistle-blower, a human-like autonomous hacker, AI-powered robots, and the increasingly blurry line separating humans from software, Parham fights to expose the secrets behind Cloudthinker and its elusive creators.

And when he realizes the world-shaking consequences of Magenta’s real intentions, he’ll be forced to make impossible choices to stop the world from tipping into crisis…

Cloudthinker book cover

I found myself impressed by the synopsis of this one and very much enjoyed every page. The timeliness of the AI progression nailed it, I think – everything from Wuhan to the current state of language models felt like the changes were worryingly plausible and as a debut novel, it was both coherent and exciting all the way through.
Very reasonably priced on Kindle and a few hours of total escapism.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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