On 2022-05-11 I mentioned Karl Gallagher’s “Fall of the Censor” series in this comment. This is a rip-roaring space opera which includes an artificial intelligence apocalypse, a society that practices “security through obscurity” and tyrannical suppression of technology to prevent a recurrence, a fragile alliance of the tyranny and independent worlds against the AI threat, and the risk posed to a static society by its subjects even having access to their own history.
The books in the Fall of the Censor series so far are:
The Kindle editions of all of these books are free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Now, on 2023-03-19, the fifth novel in the series, Swim Among the People, was published. This picks up the story with the Censorate assembling their forces, magnitude unknown (“security through obscurity”) to retake the worlds lost in the rebellion against the tyranny. How can newly-free people, just learning their history and experiencing liberty for the first time, defend themselves against the ultimate cancel culture? The Kindle edition of this book is also free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
This is a grand-scale epic which, although you can enjoy any of the books in isolation, is best read from the start, as the characters discover the strange environment they inhabit and develop with the challenges that face them.