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The Mountain in the Sea: Winner of the Locus Best First Novel Award

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That all of them were, in fact, bound together so tightly that they formed a single entity, incapable of functioning--incapable of surviving--without all of its interlocking parts in place. Estamos en el Archipiélago Con Dao, en las costas de Vietnam y concretamente en la isla de Con Son: playas, arrecifes de coral y manglares.

Those who turn to science fiction for ideas are going to find a lot to graze on, and that’s not when machine guns are firing off in all directions toward these characters.

La trama se desarrolla en un futuro indefinido pero relativamente cercano en el que la línea entre los estados nación y las corporaciones casi ha desaparecido y las aplicaciones de la inteligencia artificial son amplias y variadas.

En la isla se lleva a cabo una investigación secreta, a cargo de la Doctora Ha (bióloga especialista en cefalópodos), Altantsetseg (especialista en sistemas) y Evrim (un androide que es el mayor éxito de la empresa, un hito en tecnología, cuasi humano y cuya creación ha generado mucha polémica a nivel mundial). I connected with this novel so very much, from octopi/octopuses being a favorite animal, to being extremely empathetic, to adoring animals period, to giving a shit about the earth, etc, AND because I was fortunate enough to meet a lovely lady octopus. I enjoy me some philosophical sci-fi that makes me view the world differently after I finish reading it, seeing humanity reflected in the eyes of another species, android or otherwise. The Mountain in the Sea takes place in a very plausible future, filled with AI, political intrigue, and conflicts over how best to preserve precious ecosystems from destruction.but also a breathless thriller and a perfect example of world building, this is a breakthrough novel which I expect to have a major impact over years to come.

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