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Very Interesting "Illuminae" Review

Updated: Jun 3, 2022

Illuminae is a book with a very interesting format.

I read the book Illuminae and explored text in genres or forms that are new, stretch yourself to choose texts that are challenging and make you think in a new way. Reflect on your choices, what you learned about yourself and the world and how the genre reaches the intended audience. The following is a review of Illuminae to create text that notes key information and summarizes major ideas with supporting details.

“ Illuminae'' is science fiction by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I think “Illuminae” is a very good book. It has a very unique format that doesn't make much sense at the beginning but once you get used to it, it's quite fun to read and very impossible to stop reading for example the author tells the story through comm logs, security camera footage, and even though the perspective of a self-conscious artificial intelligence that kills ⅔ of the fleet to “protect” it. I enjoyed this book mainly because of the way the authors build suspense and developed AIDAN (Artificial Intelligence Defense Analytics Network) even though it was an AI. I highly recommend this book.

“Illuminae” is about 2 ex named Ezra and Kady who timed their romantic drama horribly as the day they broke up their backwater planet got illegally invaded by BeiTech (A interstellar tech company) and their colony bombed into oblivion because BeiTech wanted the resources on their planet. They were forced to flee on the science fleet escorted by the battle carrier Alexander, the only ship that heard the colony’s pleas for help and came. The problem is BeiTech didn't want any witnesses and they were pursued by the Lincoln, the only undamaged ship during the invasion. More problems come up as some of the survivors are discovered to be affected by a virus that was presumably used by BeiTech to turn people into murdering psychopaths. With time running out and Lincoln catching up Ezra and Kady had to figure it out pretty fast to save the fleet.

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