Review: ‘Genesis’ By Bernard Beckett

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‘Genesis’
By Bernard Beckett

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne
Publish Date: 2006
Pages: 145
Genre: Science Fiction
Fiction/non-fiction: Fiction
Purchase Location: Book Depository Amazon Audible booktopia

Synopsis:
Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story. And the Academy isn’t what she believes it to be. In this brilliant novel of dazzling ingenuity, Anax’s examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions raised by science and philosophy. Centuries old, these questions have gained new urgency in the face of rapidly developing technology. What is consciousness? What makes us human? If artificial intelligence were developed to a high enough capability, what special status could humanity still claim? Outstanding and original, Beckett’s dramatic narrative comes to a shocking conclusion.

My Thoughts:
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. But it was amazing. The 145 pages of Beckett’s story was incredible. It was a short book but it really made me think. It discussed ethics and the pressures of a society  versus a humans nature. It was interesting to see how this society was structured and how it ran.
I would recommend Anax’s story to anyone who is looking for a book the looks at the ethics of a society and its expectations of its citizens.
It’s definitely a book that made me think and will stay with me.

My Rating: 

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