In Xanadu

In Xanadu Review

Security through physicality.
Security through redundancy.
Security through obscurity.

How do immortal artificial intelligences defend themselves? With an air gap. With a security force that has no connection to anything that can harm them. With a young woman, trained to fight and to die who, along with her cohort must keep them safe. But In Xanadu things don’t always go as planned…

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Title:In Xanadu
Edition Language:English

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    In Xanadu Reviews

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    3.5 stars. Catching up on my Tor shorts reading to help me reach my 2019 GR reading goal. :D This SF story, set on Saturn’s moon Titan, is about a young woman who’s part of a security team protect...

  • Lukasz

    A freebie from Tor.com website.After a dull beginning, it builds the tension nicely just to make it drop close to the ending. Plus, it feels incomplete. Not bad, but not awesome either....

  • Jen

    Review of In Xanadu by Lavie Tidhar.Really awesome world building. I want more. I’m hoping it’s just the beginning of a book or a trilogy. 4 stars, with the hopes this is just a tease of things to...

  • Kam Yung Soh

    A story that feels like a fragment of a longer tale, it tells the story of a soldier tasked with protecting the secret location of a digital entity from intrusions. For total security, the digital ent...

  • Mitticus

    3.5This sounds like the prologue of a more longer story . Was just the first taste of a space opera conspiracy or war. Nila is part of a Clan with the mission of protect Others (like digital entities)...

  • Alex Sarll

    Oh, that's a wonderfully nasty idea. When the AIs finally awake, they don't want to destroy us – but are a little concerned by how easily we could destroy them, a few cables and black boxes. So gene...

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

    What use is a highly trained security force if it hasn’t had to defend anything in generations?This was a good example of how to combine science fiction with an adventurous plot. Much of the storyli...

  • Samah (The Nerdy Blogger)

    okay, hear me out, I know I say this about ALMOST EVERY SHORT BOOK i READ but you need to read this, you have to read it! This is a story set on Titan, the planet orbiting Saturn, where AIs, or knowns...

  • Bobbi Jo

    This was very interesting. Very information heavy for the first half. There's a lot of action towards the end so it's slightly unbalanced, that way. It feels like there's a lot more world for this lit...

  • Bruce

    For a short story, it read more like a first chapter. A little more backstory and world-building than it needed. But then again, if it does segue itself into a book, I would read it.Also, it kind of t...