Cog by Greg Van Eekhout

Cog - Greg Van Eekhout

This is the sweetest juvenile sf book I've read in a long time. 'Cog' follows the eponymous android, designed for realistic human cognition, as he has to make up for a very, very big mistake of a learning experience.


Cog has lived happily since their creation-date of some months before with Gina in a house in the suburbs until a misunderstanding has Cog taken to a new "home" at the headquarters of the tech firm that funded their creation. Once there Cog makes friends with a talking car, a trash-bot, a robo-dog and a sibling.


'Cog' quickly gets to the heart of artificial-intelligence sf, morality, and the buddy road-trip adventure. This will engage young readers at once and make them ask questions about assumptions of appearance, the law, and family. The publisher is really putting their support behind this book and it is 100% warranted. Loved it.