The Preserve

The Preserve

The critically acclaimed author of the ?bold, innovating, and thrilling? (Stephen King) novel The Twenty-Year Death and the ?brilliant? (Booklist, starred review) novel Barren Cove returns with a dark and compelling mystery set in the near future. Decimated by plague, the human population is now a minority. Robots?complex AIs almost indistinguishable from humans?are the rul The critically acclaimed author of the ?bold, innovating, and thrilling? (Stephen King) novel The Twe...

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Title:The Preserve
Author:Ariel S. Winter
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Preserve
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Preserve Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Nov 30, 2020
    Well, we knew it was coming. In the future, the human race has been decimated by a plague and we are now controlled by robots. The robots are in power, control the government, and?in a move designed to appease the human population which is now a minority?the government set up ar...
  • Tina Rae
    Nov 09, 2020
    So. I don't know. This book was okay??? I was initially drawn to the very sci-fi premise but the actual execution of this story is more a police story?? Where one of the detectives just happens to be a robot. And that's it??? That's literally all the sci-fi there was to ...
  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    May 08, 2020
    This is giving me Westworld vibes. I NEED ...
  • Alex
    May 03, 2020
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This came to me at just the right time, since I'm consuming a lot of robot/android media at the moment! This book is a quick, light read and an interesting take on the standard 'robots outgrowing their creators' trop...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    Nov 01, 2020
    I haven't read many (or any?) science fiction books with robots and I have to say I really enjoyed The Preserve by Ariel S. Winter. It is an incredibly unique take on a police procedural, and I loved the science fiction/dystopian aspect as well as the robots. I do wish the artific...
  • Lelia Taylor
    Nov 04, 2020
    There?s nothing much more satisfying than a good police procedural in a futuristic setting and this book filled my craving quite nicely. The idea of humanity taking a back seat to robots quite peacefully and without a war going on is intriguing in itself and I applaud the author for ...
  • VickiLee
    Dec 31, 2020
    I have reached the point where I will throw a book down in exasperation if it is a ?stunning thriller? or twisty ?domestic suspense?. There has been an explosion of very similar plots that focus on circumstances such as the exploration of the loss of a loved one 20 years ago, o...
  • Elaine
    Aug 24, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of The Preserve. I don't read a lot of sci-fi but when the premise intrigues me, I'm game. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** In the aftermath of a plaque, A.I. (robots) now rule the planet and what remains of humanity now live on &apo...
  • Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
    Oct 29, 2020
    Robots? ? Murder? ? Sign me UP! Oh... this is a dystopian future where mankind has been almost completely depleted by a plague and complex AIs are now the ruling majority? Oh, and the robot government decided to say some of the preserves can be designated human areas where there wi...
  • Fran
    Sep 24, 2020
    Imagine a dystopian world where a plague has wiped out most of the human population. Humankind is now a minority ruled by AI complex robots. Given the chance to live without robot interference, the indigenous population can choose to live on a preserve. Police Chief Jesse Laughton had ...
  • Amber
    Jul 13, 2020
    This was a different kind of book! While I enjoyed it I also liked that the story started off right off the bat. The main issues or themes i noticed were prejudiceness like with the whole social hierarchy. I loved the realism and rawness of that! I liked how the book was set into the f...
  • Rachel Brown
    Jan 23, 2021
    This book was a really interesting idea that I felt a little let down by in the end. I expected more "robot overlords" and less of a police procedural. I think I wanted more about what it meant for humans to be outnumbered and governed by AI. Overall, it was a solid crime nov...
  • Kimba Tichenor
    Jun 15, 2020
    Sci-fi meets detective story in this new novel by Ariel S. Winter. The story opens on a reservation, aka The Preserve, for humans, who after a plague find themselves drastically outnumbered by their own technological creations, that is, robots. The Preserve is intended as a place, wher...
  • Carolyn
    Oct 13, 2020
    In a dsytopian future, a plague has wiped out most of mankind and robots now run the world. In America, humans are offered preserves in areas the robots don't want where they can group together to preserve their way of life and prevent their species dying out (sound familiar?). Th...
  • Taylor
    Nov 06, 2020
    Sadly, this didn?t work for me. I had high hopes in the beginning, but it quickly fell apart after that. It started off with a really cool concept - reminded me a bit of Westworld and a lot of Altered Carbon. I?m always drawn to genre-bending stories. Unfortunately, the executio...
  • Nancy
    Apr 20, 2020
    Chief of Police Jesse Laughton and his old partner Kir, now of Health and Human Services, pair up to solve a murder on the Preserve that is soon linked to a series of other deaths. They work together seamlessly, each bringing special strengths to the relationship. They comfortably teas...
  • Stephanie Rivera
    Nov 19, 2020
    We open on a distant future where various plagues have decimated the human population and humans are now the minority. Complex AIs, which are Robots that are indistinguishable from humans, have taken over and are the ruling majority. 9 months ago the robot government in a controversial...
  • Out of the Bex
    Oct 13, 2020
    What first attracted me to this release was the promise of Artificial Intelligence tied with murder-mystery intrigue. I confess: I had too lofty of expectations. I hoped for robotics, futuristic worldviews, and general sci-fi fun. What The Preserve delivers, however, is more of a stand...
  • Chaunceton Bird
    Jun 01, 2020
    This is one to get excited about. I'll cut to the chase, this is a gripping cyberpunk detective novel jam packed with allegorical meaning and existential introspection. I lost sleep, burned food, and was late to work thanks to this book. Ariel Winter set the bar high with his ...
  • Meg Eden
    May 17, 2020
    Can't wait to read!!! Can't wait to read!!! ...more ...
  • Laura Rash
    Oct 30, 2020
    I wanted to like this by the premise alone but it just didn?t quite get it for me ...
  • Dave
    Dec 25, 2020
    Winter's "The Preserve" is a story about a human-robot detective team like in Asimov's Caves of Steel. But there's a difference. Where Asimov's robots were constrained by the Three Laws (e.g. "First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, throug...
  • Addie BookCrazyBlogger
    Oct 24, 2020
    Humans are now the minority and the robots rule all. The robots have decided to open up human preserves where are spaces that humans and blending cyborgs can live, allegedly without any interference from the robot government and where humans could possibly create a renewed human societ...
  • Sydney
    Nov 02, 2020
    2 stars/DNF Thank you so much to Atria Books for my gifted copy! Robots, murder, and dystopia? Sign me up! The concept was incredibly promising and it?s a rather short novel (about 240 pages) but I wish there had been...more. This was definitely more police procedural than sci-f...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Nov 22, 2020
    An intriguing blend of sci-fi and a police procedural. The world has been decimated by plague. Humans and robots live in tandem. The robot population has surpassed that of the humans. In order to ?preserve? the human race The Preserve is created. A segregated part of the country wh...
  • Irene
    Mar 23, 2020
    The Preserve by Ariel S. Winter. Well written with a unique concept and characters. The relationship and interaction between Kir (robot) and Jessie Laughton (human) is at times humorous, uplifting and sad. Both obliviously care for one another. They work well together in solving crime ...
  • Dennis
    Oct 20, 2020
    Fast paced and amazing setting?it mirrors how American society treated Native Americans as we began to overpopulate North America. Sadly, the execution of the story fell flat for me. ...
  • Amanda McHugh
    Jun 14, 2020
    4.5 stars As soon as I saw this cover, I clicked on the title, and the blurb reeled me in. AI (r)evolution is a terrifying concept to me; and while I don't consider myself a die-hard fan of techno-horror novels, some of my favorite movie/tv shows and books have been centered on...
  • Meredith
    Jun 30, 2020
    Please Note: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. That has not affected my review in any way. When I read the description of this book, it had me thoroughly intrigued. If written well, I knew that there was a lot the author could work with--technology, politics, human rights, sp...
  • Monika
    Jan 12, 2021
    3.25/5 In this dystopian world, futuristic AI technologies have given birth to humanoid cyborgs. Since human species is almost extinct, we need to be ?preserved?, two components are given utmost importance - population & education. Because we are such uptight creatures, the...