The Infinity Courts
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Infinity Courts is a sci-fi fantasy adventure by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Eighteen-year-old, half-Japanese Nami Miyamoto dies in a robbery and finds herself in a mysterious realm called Infinity. After the initial killing, there's little violence depicted. Sexual content is limited to a couple of passionate embraces. Strong language includes "hell," "damn, "s--t" in four or five instances, and "f--k" used once or twice.
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What's the Story?
As THE INFINITY COURTS opens, Nami is on her way to date with her boyfriend Finn when she's killed in a robbery. She wakes up in Infinity, an afterlife ruled by Ophelia, an Artificial Intelligence who wants revenge against humanity. She's rescued by members of the Colony, a band of guerillas who want her help in overthrowing Ophelia and the inhuman Residents who support her. Nami agrees to aid the Colonists, but she's reluctant to sign up for possible mass murder.
Is It Any Good?
Life after death is a powerful theme, and this intriguing adventure in the afterlife is filled with action and existential puzzles. In The Infinity Courts, author Akemi Dawn Bowman devises a world full of danger and intrigue for humans and software alike. The plot sags a little in the middle, but the narrative accelerates as the page-count diminishes. Readers who like a mix of fantasy and sci-fi with a touch of cyberthriller are likely to enjoy this first volume of an ambitious new series.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how The Infinity Courts depicts life after death. What do various religions have to say on the subject?
Would a true Artificial Intelligence have the same civil rights as a human? Should it be able to defend itself?
Is mass murder ever justified -- even if it's only a computer program that is being "killed"?
- Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman
- Genre: Fantasy
- Topics: Adventures, Great Girl Role Models
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Simon Pulse
- Publication date: April 6, 2021
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 18
- Number of pages: 482
- Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: May 17, 2021
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