So where to go next? More data-processing, I guess. Scouring recordings for slips and clues. Seeing which of my beloved crew might be a murderer. Sometimes, being the ship sucks.
–Starwalker, by Melanie Edmonds
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an experimental starship?
I hadn’t, until I started reading Starwalker.
The world of Starwalker is narrated mostly by the ship, an Artificial Intelligence, semiomniscient within her hull–and yet it is populated by secrets. From the moment she awakens, the Starwalker is attempting to figure out who she is, why she is such an atypical AI, and what exactly are her crew’s intentions.
She carries a very diverse group within her, from the grouchy. Bones-like chief engineer Elliot, to the snappy and stressed Dr. Cirilli, to the brash and likeable SecOff Rosie, as well as many others. One of possibly the few flaws in this series is the cast, actually–it is a bit difficult to keep track of all of them, although they are all unique and identifiable.
If you enjoy AI stories and enjoy the accessibility of web series, head over and check out Starwalker.