A valuable and interesting contribution to the genre

May 10, 2021, 8:47 a.m. A review for 'Almost Human', by Susan Owers

This is a welcome and thought-provoking addition to the recent spate of novels dealing with AI and robotics. It covers different ground from McEwen, Ishiguro and other recent novels on the theme because it concentrates on the impact of apparently empathetic robots on a number of different characters.
The writing is taut and direct even though much of the action progresses through dialogue. I like the conceit of identifying thought using italics. In some ways it reminds me of an updated version of John Wyndham's style which is perfectly suited to the subject matter [this is a compliment].
I enjoyed the varied …