The novel “The Light Chaser” by Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth L. Powell was published for the first time in 2021.
For millennia, Amahle has traveled in space in a starship driven by an artificial intelligence that is her only company when she doesn’t stop on a planet. During the long journeys between planets, she spends her time reliving the experiences of people wearing a special device that records their lives.
Amahle’s routine starts getting disrupted when she realizes that the memories of different people who lived on very distant planets include meetings with the same man. As if that weren’t enough, this mysterious man talks to Amahle knowing that she will relive those encounters and tells her not to trust the starship’s artificial intelligence.