Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist Review

All of this year’s nominees share an interest in the relationship between person, system and machine… If individually the novels cover a thrilling range of horrors and monsters, as a collection they offer grounds for hope. In these worlds of chips, nodes or artificial assistants, people still reach out to loved ones. Even owned and tortured characters find fragments of joy, and the will to fight for more.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531352-200-arthur-c-clarke-award-makes-science-fiction-a-family-affair/