What the hell had Charlie Gale gotten himself into?
Raymond (RMD3000), Artificial Intelligence Private Investigator (A.I. P.I.), may be able to get paid for his services this time. Dorothy Gale (yes, that’s her name), a young woman with means is looking for her missing brother, Charlie. However, the search for Charlie may be the death of Raymond. The more he digs, the more bodies pile up and his former police colleagues are looking at him as the suspect.
There in the shadows was a heavy wooden door with a sign on it reading ‘No Animals or Robots’. Nice to know where you rank in the scheme of things.
After the human race built the new model androids “it caused an uneasiness that hit them where they lived—now when they looked at us, they weren’t exactly sure what was returning their look.” So all androids were sacked and relegated to a seedy part of town. Raymond is a smart-ass ex-cop android who is feared by society, discriminated against daily, and if he doesn’t play it just right, is going to the dismantling station.
Williams brilliantly uses allegories from The Wizard of Oz to represent Dorothy Gale’s innocence in a world unknown, using the derogatory term “Tinman” for all androids, and Raymond’s discussion with Dorothy about not having a heart, but risking everything to save her. Continue reading “A.I. P.I. by Ian Patrick Williams @AuthorsXP #bookreview #scifi #androids #privateinvestigators”