Thursday, December 1, 2016

Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition HC by: Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn, Art: Jonathan Luna

Alex lives in a world very like the one described in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.  His TV flickers into life on his wall and wakes him up for work.  A drone-like robot makes his coffee for him and brings it to him.  He just does his day's work and then comes home and watches a bit of TV before bed.  He just lost his fiance six months ago and he hasn't recovered. His friends try to cheer him up.  They even have a birthday party for him.  But he never expected the present his grandmother gave him...

Image Comics sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

This book really grabbed me.  It's about a young man alone who has too much time to think.  When his grandmother gifts him a female robot that will do all he asks, including having sex, he freaks.  He's going to send her back.  But once he talks to her, even though she's just a robot, he feels like it would be wrong to send her back.  He keeps her.  They get along.  But he wishes she had a mind of her own.  That's where the problems arise.

Since there was a robot revolution a few years ago, it's against the law to make robot sentient.  He tries to find a way around it and does.  When she's sentient, he falls in love with her.  But someone rats on him and the cops are after them.  They run but they don't get far.  It looks hopeless, but the authors find a way to make it all work out.

I really enjoyed this read.  I've Asimov's robot stories and others as I find them.  This is one more to add to the group I could reread again.

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