Devoured this book over a weekend. Exciting and chilling in so many ways. It takes a familiar theme of an AI taking over the world and gives it a fresh new spin by making the weapons the AI uses very familiar and close to the modern uses of robotic technology. The armageddon comes in the form of objects we use all the time and think nothing about, which makes them all the more frightening.
Wilson structures the novel as a series of stories from different points of view, meticulously recorded by Archos, the rogue AI, interpreted and told by a man in the aftermath of the war. It’s an unconventional structure that really works, taking us from scene to scene in a way that no single POV character could have done, yet maintaining some familiarity in the voice through Cormac.
Cannot recommend this book highly enough.