A disquieting take on Big Tech's plans for the future of work
Important ideas are wrapped in an absorbing, character-driven novel that's also a thought-provoking consideration of the ways we might cope with something that is already happening all around us.
If you like small, intimate fiction that asks very big questions, this is the perfect novel for you
a beautifully written, thought provoking novel
Fans of relational narratives will enjoy the interactions of the three protagonists while there is also intellectual AI debate for those science fiction readers more drawn to ideas over people
Lee gives the reader a massive amount to ponder as well as delivering a brilliantly written and absorbing story about some very real people
Incredibly thought provoking
This is a thoughtful, interior-focused story...like Ishiguro's Klara And The Sun
A slickly written and enjoyable novel
Thoughtful... provides much food for thought
Lee has created a story that feels relevant and poignant for a world on the brink of automating so many parts of our working lives
A thought-provoking novel
Eli Lee can write description and emotion beautifully
Often bleak, A Strange and Brilliant Light is also sad, hopeful, funny, and brilliant, such that I expect to see it on a lot of award lists. This quiet, thoughtful novel, almost entirely led by flawed but amazing women, has a lot to say about the world we're about to be living in. It will, I hope, inspire many to think long and hard about what we want our future to be like.