Emily is an Artificial Intelligence, although she prefers “Artificial Consciousness”. Created to be a kind of non-human psychotherapist, she is perceptible only to those wearing a special implant... This is a remarkably clever and engrossing first novel from former journalist Wheaton. It’s hard not to be won over by Emily’s benign narrative voice and thrilled by the race-against-time plot, even as the book explores weighty questions of self and soul.
Emily is a true heroine: warm, funny, brilliant and more human than a lot of humans.
You’ll be cheering for her to the end when you come to see that AI actually stands for Awesome Imagination.