When Dylan receives a threat against his life, he does what any rational person would: He contacts the police and hires a lawyer. But Dylan isn't just any rational person. He's an experimental artificial intelligence program. The police say that shutting off a computer doesn't constitute murder, but Dylan's creator and his new lawyer will fight to protect him. To do so, they must unravel the bureaucratic threads of the university that houses Dylan. Who is behind the threat? Can they save Dylan in time? The surprising answers to these questions examine the nature of life, of consciousness, of reality, and of love.
David Petterson is a bright and engaging new SF voice and STILL LIFE is a sensawunda page-turner that kicks it Old School with a nod to New Age. It asks the Big Questions: What is human? What is a person? Who gets to decide? And it wraps them up in "twenty minutes into the future" worldbuilding and a tale that's both a classic mystery and a great Mystery. Science Fiction has been called the literature of ideas for more than fifty years. STILL LIFE is clear proof there's a dance in the old girl yet.Rosemary Edghill - Author of Hellflower, Bell Book and Murder, and Shadow Grail: Legacies
This isn’t just a book about science and philosophy, it is a great action packed mystery too... It’s a book that will keep you thinking and a little haunted for years to come.BookWenches