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Kill Decision (2012)

by Daniel Suarez

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The problem isn't actually going to be drone scaling up, but down. What did the sign ' No Mundungus This Area ' mean ? ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
Author: Daniel Suarez   Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars   Synopsis Somebody is using unmanned drones to attack targets in the United States and their ulterior motive remains unclear.   My Thoughts First off, there is NO A.I.! That in itself knocked a star off for me. After Suarez's Daemon duology, I was hoping for more scary super brains. Instead, we get The Hidden Powers That Be [and feel free to say that in a super SPOOKY voice] trying to make autonomous unmanned aircraft the future of war.   Only one man, deep undercover and practically rogue, along with his heroic team and one sexy ant studying lady, stand in the way.   Yeah, really, that truly sums it up. And it doesn't get any better.   Near the beginning Suarez overwhelms us with technobabble that doesn't add anything to the story except confusion. And many aspects of the story felt very klug'ed together.   On the positive side, there are lots of gun battles, action out of the whazoo and near the end, a whole BOATLOAD of killer robots, err, drones.   I'll read whatever Suarez writes next, but that is the tipping point. This just wasn't good enough.       Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Excellent thriller set in the present day, following a entomologist whose research into ant behavior is stolen for use by the mysterious makers of a drone army. We follow her and the secret military team as they track the drones and attempt to stop a move to drone warfare.
Suarez spins tech tales that sound very plausible, and he seems to grasp well the technology about which he's writing. This isn't as good as Daemon, but very few books are. ( )
  DanTarlin | Nov 19, 2016 |
Won this as a goodreads giveaway, really looking forward to reading it!
  lostkiwi | May 26, 2016 |
Bought it when the price sank to a certain level.
Started August 22nd, 2013.
Great SF set in the now/near future.
Must read, strongly recommended, critical view of a certain development regarding drones.
Not to give too much away, it contains bloody war scenes, also very interesting insights in the behaviour of ants and ravens.
Readers of [b:The Hacker and the Ants|274053|The Hacker and the Ants|Rudy Rucker|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347735275s/274053.jpg|265731] (V 2.0) will find similar ideas, but on a different, much larger and more up-to-date scale.
I sincerely hope this book helps to bring the discussion about the appliance of (autonomous) drones in the open and in a certain direction, namely an international treaty to ban and despise drones like (land-) mines.
In this way, it is a good, fast paced, novel about spies, political puppet-masters, influencing people through software-based sock-puppets.
Reading this, one has to ask oneself how much of the methods described are used nowadays. Frightening!

Again, I highly recommend this book. ( )
  Ingo.Lembcke | Oct 27, 2015 |
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From eight thousand feet the rescue workers looked like agitated ants as they scurried around the wreckage of a car bomb.
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Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned—and thanks to her research, automated—drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention.

Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power, because for thousands of years the “kill decision” during battle has remained in the hands of humans—and off-loading that responsibility to machines will bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences. But as forces even McKinney and Odin don’t understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.
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Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned and automated drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention.… (more)

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