Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Eight books for fans of HBO’s "Westworld"

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Ceridwen Christensen tagged eight books for fans of HBO’s Westworld. One title on the list:
Our Lady of The Ice, by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The feral androids of Our Lady of the Ice were themselves once theme park automata, left to rust and run down after the pleasure dome of Hope City in Antarctica was retooled to be a power station for the mainland. The andies have no legal standing— occasionally people make raids into the park to capture them for parts—but they also hold down jobs and interact with humans on more equitable footing. One of the subplots concerns the android Sofia, working towards reprogramming herself, cutting out the code that makes her snap into the dance routines that she was created to perform. Sophia is not interested in becoming human, as so many fictional androids are, but more with achieving self-determination. Given the behavior of the humans on Westworld, I would suspect that may ultimately be the hosts’ goal as well.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Our Lady of The Ice is among Ceridwen Christensen's eleven books about domed cities.

--Marshal Zeringue