Proof of Concept



On A Desperately Overcrowded Future Earth, Crippled By Climate Change, The Most Unlikely Hope Is Better Than None Governments Turn To Big Science To Provide Them With The Dreams That Will Keep The Masses Compliant The Needle Is One Such Dream, An Installation Where The Most Abstruse Theoretical Science Is Being Tested Science That Might Make Human Travel To A Habitable Exoplanet Distantly Feasible.When The Needle S Director Offers Her Underground Compound As A Training Base, Kir Is Thrilled To Be Invited To Join The Team, Even Though She Knows It S Only Because Her Brain Is Host To A Quantum Artificial Intelligence Called Altair.But Altair Knows Something He Can T Tell.Kir, Like All Humans, Is Programmed To Ignore Future Dangers Between The Artificial Blocks In His Mind, And The Blocks Evolution Has Built Into His Host, How Is He Going To Convince Her The Sky Is FallingProof of Concept

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Proof of Concept
  • Gwyneth Jones
  • 15 January 2017
  • 0765391449

10 thoughts on “Proof of Concept

  1. says:

    2.5 stars One of those books I really want to likethan I actually did I love the concept, the characters have great potential, and I like some of Jones wordsmithing.Butthe concept was not as well explored as it could have been the characters did not come alive and remained quit...

  2. says:

    For such a short novella, Proof of Concept is packed to bursting with plot threads, thematic questions, and worldbuilding elements The story takes place in a fascinating dystopian world where pollution and global warming have pushed the world s population into giant hives separated by toxic Dead Zones where impoverished non citizens try to eke out their short existences MegaCorps have a chokehold on culture and politic, and even scientific endeavor must be turned into pop culture and seek For such a short novella, Proof of Concept is packed to bursting with plot threads, thematic questions, and worldbuilding elements The story takes place in a fascinating dystopian world where pollution and global warming have pushed the world s population into giant hives separated by toxic Dead Zones where impoverished non citizens try to eke out their short existences MegaCorps have a chokehold on culture and politic, and even scientific endeavor must be turned into pop culture and seek the approval of the GAM Global Audience Mediation AI The issue of extreme population control is hotly contested, as is the future of the human r...

  3. says:

    short novel that is packed with ideas and ends in a very interesting way beggingbooks set in the same universe in a future earth on the verge of definitive catastrophe, the super rich want to flee it for pristine planets and the new physics information space gives them a chance to do so if theoretical ideas about instantaneous translation can be put in practice and so an experiment is funded in a deep cavern isolated from the rest of the earth things happen though not quite as expec short novel that is packed with ideas and ends in a very interesting way beggingbooks set in the same universe in a future earth on the verge of definitive catastrophe, the super rich want to flee it for pristine planets and the new physics information space gives them a chance to do so if...

  4. says:

    Although it is only 176 kindle pages long, Proof of Concept feels like a novel length read Not in the it s just slow and boring and feels like it s taking forever way that one might assume, either Instead, Gwyneth Jones does a great job of giving the reader so much story in a relatively short amount of pages As soon as she establishes the setting, she s off and running The pace is fast, the dialogue is good, and there s enough death to make a sci fi horror hound happy.Gwyneth Jones Although it is only 176 kindle pages long, Proof of Concept feels like a novel length read Not in the it s just slow and boring and feels like it s taking forever way that one might assume, either Instead, Gwyneth Jones does a great job of giving the reader so much story in a relatively short amount of pages As soon as she establishes the setting, she s off and running The pace is fast, the dialogue is good, and there s enough death to make a sci fi horror hound happy.Gwyneth Jones explores several ideas within Proof of Concept Some new, some not so much How would a group of extroverts and a group of introverts get along if trapped in an isolated environment What if our current evolution of media and popular opi...

  5. says:

    2.5 stars This was a disappointment, honestly Rushed, didn t establish the world or characters very well, and the ending came out of left field I think this would have worked better as a novel, as there would have beentime to establish the world an...

  6. says:

    30% in, and I have no idea what s going on The narrative is all over the place, the dialogue is clunky, and the story just isn t capturing me This is a short read, but I m giving up after two chapters Thanks to Tor for the NetGalley ARC, but this novella just isn t for me.

  7. says:

    This review is going to have to be spoilerific so I can talk about this book.SPOILERS AHEAD.This has an interesting idea that is poorly realized.The global ecosystem has pretty much collapsed, so some scientists convince the ultra wealthy One Percent to build an underground lab to test some next gen physics that will enable humanity to travel faster than light apparently by teleporting via quantum entanglement.The Needle, as it s called because something something needle in a haystack , is This review is going to have to be spoilerific so I can talk about this book.SPOILERS AHEAD.This has an interesting idea that is poorly realized.The global ecosystem has pretty much collapsed, so some scientists convince the ultra wealthy One Percent to build an underground lab to test some next gen physics that will enable humanity to travel faster than light apparently by teleporting via quantum entanglement.The Needle, as it s called because something something needle in a haystack , is the test bed for this FTL experiment Except we find out at the end that it s all a scam The geriatric scientists have sold the super rich snake oil I think It s hard to tell, because the writing isn t very good or very clear.Herein lies the problem with this story there s precious little science in the science fiction, and Jones spend...

  8. says:

    Received to review via Netgalley publication date 11th April 2017I m not sure if it s my reading comprehension or the book at fault, but I did have some trouble understanding the technology and political background to this There s stuff which is obvious overcrowding has forced people into hive like cities, people want to go to nearby habitable planets and then there s the science and the politics of funding the venture and whatever all that means.However, on the personal level it worked Ki Received to review via Netgalley publication date 11th April 2017I m not sure if it s my reading comprehension or the book at fault, but I did have some trouble understanding the technology and political background to this There s stuff which is obvious overcrowding has forced people into hive like cities, people want to go to nearby habitable planets and then there s the science and the politics of...

  9. says:

    A rare miss for the tor.com novella line.Earth is a disaster, ravaged by over population and climate change Humanity lives in decaying hive arcologies amid the poisoned and dying planet A project that promises to be the first steps towards getting the masses of humanity off planet via FTL is started deep under the Earth in an abyssal cavity and some of mankind s best and brightest are recruited, including our view point character, a young girl with a quantum computer embed...

  10. says:

    I found the amount of in universe jargon used for worldbuilding was just about impenetrable Your mileage may vary, but I preferactual story and less futuristic technobabble.

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