I Am by Michael Drakich

February 9, 2016
I Am, Michael Drakich, Book Review, InToriLex
I Am


Genius, wealthy and life regenerated, Adam Spenceworth is living the dream aboard his custom spaceship run by Mum, his first designed AI, protected by Gort, his first robot, and occupied by Eve, his sexbot. With each regeneration he returns to start over as a twenty-five year old man ready to enjoy the pleasures of his success. What could go wrong? Except, maybe, planetary wars, territorial space battles, alien invasions, and the disturbing fact that each regeneration is taking exponentially longer than the one before bringing him into one galactic crisis after another. A frolicking space drama filled with references sure to strike home with any science fiction aficionado.


Everything I love about science fiction was in this book. The aliens, the robots, the advanced technology and the humor make this book an enjoyable and engaging read from start to finish. Adam Spenceworth is a genius who embraces his talents and uses them to his advantage. In the beginning of the book I was not a fan of Adam, his smugness and self serving actions turned me off. But every time Adam regenerates he adapts to his new surroundings and makes better decisions to benefit humanity and the galaxy. Adam uses his genius and is able to put aside his ego, as he learns what matters most throughout the book.

Adam, Mum, Gort and Eve evolve throughout the story and take on many roles beyond what they are first described as. The alien invasions, and space battles described keep the action of the plot going strong. I was concerned at first that the book wouldn't mention diversity within the human race, but that's not the case, different people and races populate the galaxy. The short chapters, and the jumps through time that happen when Adam regenerates kept me excitedly reading and wondering what new future would await his return. The science fiction and pop culture references, were done well and added some extra umph, that I appreciated.

The book addresses religious and psychological themes, but in a light hearted way that leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions from it. The technology is described in a accessible way, that will resonate with everyone. Artificial Intelligence becomes sentient with Adam's inventions, so what separates humans from machines becomes murkier and is uniquely explored in the book. If you enjoy science fiction, this is definitely a worth while read that will lead you through suspense, emotion, humor and to imagine all that space and the future has to offer.

This e-book was provided to me by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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Angel Erin's Book Obsession said...

Wow this does sound like it has everything cool about sci-fi in it. :D

Kindlemom said...

Glad this kept you engaged from the very beginning to the end, it sounds like a wonderful sci fi to read!

Unknown said...

Fantastic review. I Am is an outstanding read from an author with an amazing talent to bring characters to life. At the end, I forgot Eve was a machine.

InToriLex said...

Yes, it was great to read something from a emerging author and be pleasantly surprised

InToriLex said...

It definitely was Thanks for commenting!!

InToriLex said...

Yes the ability to add so much to all the characters, machine and human alike was great!!

Lisa Babs said...

Oooo this looks like a good sci fi book.

All time favorite sci-fi story.. hmmmm... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

InToriLex said...

Thanks for entering, I'm sad there wasn't more entries but glad someone is getting a copy of this awesome book!!

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