Is AI simply a tool that amplifies human intelligence, or the slippery slope that turns humans into tools? Award-winning author Laurie Stevens explores these and other man vs. the machine dilemmas in her new sci-fi/fantasy novel THE RETURN. Hmmm…an AI/Writing podcast episode about writing a book about AI…it’s all so meta!

Laurie Stevens is the author of the Gabriel McRay thriller series. The books have won twelve awards, including Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 and a Random House Editors’ Book of the Month. In regards to writing thrillers, Suspense Magazine says Laurie is “the leader of the pack,” while International Thriller Writers claims she’s “cracked the code” of writing psychological suspense. Her new book, THE RETURN, is her first foray into sci-fi/fantasy and was a finalist for the Claymore Award for unpublished manuscripts.

An active member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime, Laurie lives in the hills outside of Los Angeles with her husband, two snakes, and a cat.