In the future, technology has advanced to the point that people can transfer their consciousness into artificial bodies, so-called personifids - thus living forever. Aphra discovers plans to use the personifid technology to eliminate the ability for these transferred humans to choose between good and evil. The corporation touts it as the ultimate evolution of human moralitIn the future, technology has advanced to the point that people can transfer their consciousness into artificial bodies, so-called personifids - thus living forever. Aphra discovers plans to use the personifid technology to eliminate the ability for these transferred humans to choose between good and evil. The corporation touts it as the ultimate evolution of human morality, but Aphra knows it's a tool to dominate all mankind. The corporation wants her silenced. Assassins, human and machine, close in. Only an outcast couple- people who still hold to an ancient, outlawed faith-have the knowledge and the courage to come to her rescue. Can they prevent this great evil, or will the explosives lodged in Aphra's arm destroy them all before they have the chance?...
|Title||:||The Personifid Project|
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The Personifid Project Reviews
This is one of those books depicting an alternate reality with objects and terms you're just supposed to understand without any explanation. I hate that. (Like a luminire. I never did figure out what that is supposed to be.) It seems to be the future, after something catastrophic has happened to make it life-threatening to be outside (possibly. This is also never explained.). The plot is sort of interesting, but completely full of holes that are never filled. And then...suddenly! Christian overtones! I have no idea what purpose this book was supposed to serve; if it was supposed to be some kind of Christian commentary on the dangers of letting technology take over and becoming more attached to computers and artificial intelligence, or what. If that's the case, I really feel like the author should have mentioned something about the Tri-Une soul waaaay before she did, and perhaps included a little background on what the crap happened to the world to make her point a little more relevant.
R.E. Bartlett's The Personifid Project has a fascinating world. Technology has advanced to the point that many of today's realities are distant memories. The story effectively highlights an extreme form of the breakdown of human interaction due to technology, through a combination of robots, androids and artificial intelligences forming at least half the cast. Human characters are few in number, which adds to the effect. Not everything is explained: why the seas are gone, for example. This makes the world oddly evocative, as if today's world is a far gone legend, and we are looking forward to a future barely recognisable. This disconnect is brilliant, but unfortunately other parts of the book aren't executed so well.I'm disappointed in the choice of main character for the story. Aphra never had enough information nor displayed any skill to pursue meaningful action. She's perpetually on the receiving side of everything, regularly being captured and then freed, at which point she waits to be captured again. Her lack of action caused a host of other problems with the book. To keep the plot moving, a host of POVs were needed to keep the action going, and this took away the sense of suspense and surprise. I didn't understand why many of these side characters were doing what they did, especially Gun.The evil overlord had to sit in his office for the whole book while his minions bungled their way through things. Bungled, because otherwise Aphra's capture would have been far too easy. How difficult is it to capture a damsel in distress? (view spoiler)[Not very. (hide spoiler)] If Aphra had shown more ability, the book would have been vastly better. Her POV could have communicated everything important. Her abilities could have forced the bad guys to display capability themselves. And we the readers could have followed her with building suspense and surprise.The Personifid Project has a fascinating premise and an interesting world, but the plot is poorly executed. I read this book as part of a venture into New Zealand fiction.Rating: 2 Stars (Poor. I doubt I will reread it.)
Welcome to the future. Robots and androids mingle with humans. Sky cars are the leading form of transportation. And the perennial obsession for longevity has created a technology so advanced that humans can now transfer their souls into artificial bodies, or personifids. The ultimate cure. A way to live forever. But what if Sevig Empire Corporation, the leading manufacturer of personifid bodies, has developed a way to control them? And what if one woman holds the coveted key to launch the project, but she doesn't know it?Aphra is a young receptionist at Sevig Corporation whose life spins out of control when she accidentally hears a disturbing conversation meant for other ears. She hurriedly covers her tracks so no one will know. But when she witnesses her friend's "discontinuation" she's forced to flee Min City and the only life she's ever known. With assassins closing in and nowhere to go, she's thrust together with an outcast couple who might be able to save her. But what's with their unswerving belief in the Tri-une Soul? And how do they know so much about Sevig Empire?Aphra marvels at the couple's strange world where they prepare food the "old way" in a kitchen, their house computers aren't equipped to administer Tranquility (a calming drug), and they actually own a real dog. More comfortable with robots and androids, she's standoffish at first, but the more time she spends with the couple, the more she yearns for what they have.With Aphra as the prize for bounty hunters and assassins, what could she possibly have that Sevig Empire wants? The final revelation comes as an unexpected twist, and eventually it all comes to a head in a satisfying climatic battle between Sevig Empire and Aphra's new friends.The Personifid Project mixes elements of Star Wars and The Matrix into a fun cocktail of futuristic faith-based fiction. Some plot points might be predictable to sci-fi afficionados, but there are enough surprises to compel even die-hards to flip pages. The pop culture references (and one character's sarcastic humor) keep things entertaining--a computer reads Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, dc Talk's Supernatural CD is played as ancient music, and Aphra's first encounter with a real dog will make animal lovers smile.The Personifid Project helps fill the derth of Christian science fiction and fantasy novels. The novel is a great escape and full of timeless truths.
This book Tackles moral questions raised by our ever changing Society,Technology and Enviroment.In this futureistic world Earth has become a desert with very little water and huge dome covered cities.Technology has advanced to the point that people can now have their souls placed in robotic bodies known as Personifieds. But if you give up your body are you still human? What rights do you have when your mind can be programed?Bartlett fully imerses the reader in her vision of the future and her little sprinkles of our modern Pop Culture give it a sense that it might not be that far off.
It's not every day you stumble across a great book. I found this jewel in a local Half Price Books and fell in love with the story after consuming a mere 30 pages. The Personifid Project is a must-read for sci-fi fans. A superb story-teller and writer, R.E. Bartlett grabs hold and drags the reader through a dark tale filled with horrors of a dystopian future.
Stopped reading after 60 pages. Some of the writing and dialogue felt awkward, just enough to distract me and cause my interest to fade.
A futuristic science fiction read that combines mind-bending technology with Christian values. Great stuff!