Book review


Read date: Dec 2018

Yukikaze by Chōhei Kambayashi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Three and a half stars, really. This book is a bit of a classic, perhaps now showing its age, as it explores the boundaries of what it is to be human by telling the story of the pilot and his increasingly autonomous AI-managed fighter plane, in a war against an unseen alien foe.

Although there were some enjoyable moments, I fear either I missed the point, or the point was so obvious at to be not very interesting (humans – good but flawed; AI – bad but perfect, until it becomes more like a human and discovers the value of flaws).

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