A.I. Apocalypse is part two in a three-part series (at the time of writing this it is a three-part series). I read the first book which I need to write a review for, but here we go.
William Hertling is not your typical author, from independent research I did on this author I found that he is also a tech geek. This fact was easy to tell from reading his books, he would go into great detail on how things worked and operated.
For example the concept of “Mesh” which meant nothing to me before reading this book but now I find myself using the term more often.
You see unlike other authors who would make a term “Mesh” and say something like “mesh is a group of computers that work together”. Mr. Hertling would say it like this “The Mesh was a point to point internet system used to send short wave traffic from computers that are close to each other. That way you don’t have to go to your ISP to download a file from a person you lives around the block. The Mesh Box that housed this service was no bigger than an Ice Cooler and encrypted data so it could not be hacked.” (i know this isn’t what he said word for word but the concept is there).
I enjoyed this level of detail because he helped me to understand how things work in his world. To often I find myself guessing how things work in the author’s world. In doing this guessing I am crushed when what I thought was wrong and that throws my entire concept of what the author was trying convey.
All and all this was a good book and I am about half way into part 3 which I hope to be reviewing soon. So if you want a good High Tech Sci-Fi novel then check this book out.
Here is a blurb about the book
Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob’s botnet – the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes. The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful – too successful. All the world’s computers are infected.