Reviews and Reader Comments
"Treading the thin edge of imagination can be risky in some businesses,
but it's the only place to be in science fiction. James P. Hogan comes close
to the edge while exploring the nature of consciousness--human and artificial."
"A book well worth reading, and if you haven't read Code of the Lifemaker,
which I consider the author's best book so far, find a copy and read it too."
-Norm Hartman, The Book Net
"Hogan['s] dazzling hard-science speculations on the seemingly endless
possibilities of machine intelligence lift this sequel above the level of its
"In the original, the author blew me away with natural evolution
for robots. In this book, he keeps artful, suspenseful control of a plot that
spans over a million years, two star systems, three very distinct species, and
several outstanding individuals. I made the mistake of reading this book before
going to bed..I couldn't put it down to go to sleep! The mood swings, sometimes
abruptly, from wonder, to laugh-out-loud funny, to nail-biting tension. All
my favorite characters from the original return, and are joined by the imaginatively-rendered
Borijans and their AI GENIUS in a three-way battle for the future of Titan,
which is also a battle between science and nonsense, gullibility and guile,
compassion and selfishness."
"In this sequel to Code of the Lifemaker we learn much about
the race that created the craft that landed on Titan and started the ball rolling
and, find out that a hidden agenda made a routine exploration mission somewhat
less than routine. By the end, we discover that paranoia and gullibility are
not strictly human traits but universal in nature and applicable to aliens and
computers alike. While Code of the Lifemaker and The Immortality Option
stand up on their own, together they're a blast."