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Saturday, January 13, 2018


AHNN (Futuristic SF/Satire)
By T.E. Mark
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978-1539552949
Price $11.99 (paperback)
Price $3.99 (Kindle)
232 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“At Times It Is Hilarious”

In the early 21st century, in an effort to increase human productivity, science granted mankind wearable AI headsets. By 2o16, these early versions were cast aside and replaced with more reliable, Nano-sized, implantable devices tuned to human thought. Infants received their implants at birth. Total human connectivity was achieved in March of 2201. Governments, militaries and schools were abolished, and the world was handed over to a network of intelligent computers called AHNN. Now in the 31st century, or 9th, depending on who you talk to, AHNN has pretty much had it with running the world and has decided to give it back. This is AHNN’s story.

In 2014 mankind was on the brink of higher technology. With the advancement of computer technology, we soon created and inserted the Augmented Human Neural Network into our brains, so that all data and information was at a mere thought. AHNN was rocketed into space as satellites, forever available, and for a thousand years AHNN was mankind’s god. You see, AHNN decided that man was not able to control his own destinies since he always wanted to go to war and kill each other. So the easy thing was for AHNN to control mankind. He had them procreate until they became one race. No money was needed, as everything was supplied that was needed. The police became guides – or helpers, since crime was eliminated. Man did not have to think for himself, AHNN did that for him, and since man wanted a god, AHNN became their god, too. But now, in the 31st Century, AHNN felt that mankind was too quiet. AHNN wanted to shake things up a bit, so slowly AHNN began disconnecting certain individuals to make them think on their own.

We follow five such individuals in Seattle: Bert, Lisa, Joy, Vin, and Kirk. They start searching for answers. No longer connected to other minds, they have to learn to speak again. Meanwhile Captain Rudy Glick takes over command of the Seattle TSAP (police), and his two detectives, Lt. Ellis Travers and Lt. Amy Rip, are assigned to investigate the strange behavior of some of the people and find out what is going on. And all across the world AHNN continues to disconnect others, slowly.

Written as a satire, the author has fun with this futuristic science fiction yarn about a highly advanced society suddenly turned on their heels, and must learn all over again. Plus, discover how the world ended up the way it did in the first place, and that’s not an easy task since everything beyond one thousand years is prehistory with no records available through AHNN. Their god is surely up there in the sky laughing at the problems his creation is now facing, and they want to blow him up – at least blow up AHNN’s guarded Earth-based facilities. Here it is the 31st Century and the disconnected are reliving the 1960s, trying to act like hippies and rebels, and don’t know how to go about it. At times it is hilarious. You can tell the author is having fun, and the reader can’t help but laugh at their antics. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson


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