Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I challenge you to read this book! Visually, it is unlike any other book I have seen. It appears to be a large book, but many pages are image based or have few words.

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From the blurb:

‘The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations – XXXXX and XXXXX – are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, exes Kady and Ezra – who are barely even talking to each other – are forced to fight their way onto the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But the warship is the least of their problems. A deadly XXXXX has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results. The fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what the XXXXX is going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.”


Subjects: Artificial intelligence, Computer hacking, Human relations, Interplanetary voyages, Plague, Science fiction, Survival

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Mrs. J MacFarlane
Teacher Librarian (Thurs-Fri)