vN is an interesting and completely original concept [sarcasm warning], robots constructed to serve humans while integrating into everyday life as servants and domestic partners.
The book opens in a world that reminds me of “I, Robot”… the Will Smith film version not the Asimov classic with it’s very chaste environmental setting and proper etiquette, though the androids are more human in appearance.
The book takes for granted that readers have read the Robot series as it makes the universal laws of Robotic Law its own cannon. This is fine, but I found myself confused at times wondering if I missed implications of explanation or was I too just accept what I knew from another literary franchise.
After a brief prologue period the world kicks into “Blade Runner” overdrive with a rogue android on the run Continue reading