The Algorithm Will See You Now

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.68 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author
Jennifer / JL Lycette is a novelist, award-winning essayist, rural physician, wife, and mom. She has a degree in biochemistry from the University of San Francisco and attained her medical degree at the University of Washington. Mid-career, she discovered narrative medicine on her path back from physician burnout and has been writing ever since. She is an alumna of the 2019 Pitch Wars Mentoring program. Her first novel, The Algorithm Will See You Now, was published in March 2023. The Committee Will Kill You Now is her second novel. Connect with her, see more of her writing, and subscribe to receive the latest updates at: or her Facebook author page:


"A young surgeon's idealism around the power of artificial intelligence in cancer therapy soon becomes a heart-racing suspense story that raises complex questions about what happens when we allow algorithms to override compassion and empathy in medical choices. Chilling, Orwellian and timely, The Algorithm Will See You Now is a must-read in our tech-driven world." -M.J. Soni, author of Defying Apartheid

"Full of intrigue and smart thrills, The Algorithm Will See You Now is a incisive vision of a tech-driven future, amping up the contemporary horrors of our healthcare system to the extreme. Lycette's mastery of the medical field shines through, and her empathetic storytelling invites us to examine where we are headed and how we treat each other as human beings." -Victor Manibo, author of The Sleepless

"Both tense and topical, The Algorithm Will See You Now is a meticulously researched and deeply informed novel about the perils of where healthcare is likely heading, and the agonizing human costs involved. There are no easy decisions here, and Lycette paints a wonderfully complex portrait in an exciting debut." -E.A. Aymar, author of No Home for Killers

"In the tradition of Robert Harris' classic thriller The Fear Index, and Arthur C. Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey, JL Lycette's novel about the perils of flawed, uncontrollable artificial intelligence is an emotionally-charged, cautionary tale about the role of technology in modern medicine."

"Bringing the reality of the imminent threat to the healthcare system and the patient sovereignty disheartenment to life... the epitome of patient care sceneries at the end of the slippery slope towards which we are headed." -Dr. Adam Ray Tabriz, MD, Medium Author, Physicians Are Working Like Robots For Robots

"Get ready to be enthralled! Dr. Lycette poignantly lays out the future of healthcare with impeccable lucidity when AI becomes the center stage of medicine." -Rajeev Kurapati MD, MBA, award winning author of Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine

"I've been waiting for a book like this: a full-frontal assault on the dangers of artificial intelligence and the failures of our mangled health care system, all wrapped up in a clever, ripping thriller. Jennifer Lycette is an author to watch." -Rob Hart, author of The Paradox Hotel

"Lycette creates a very near future that readers will find to be fleshed out and tangible in its portrait of a near-future American healthcare system...A futuristic medical thriller with keen medical details and fast pacing." -Kirkus Reviews

"This exciting thriller finds a physician battling a medical corporation over the future of medicine." -BookLife Review

"An AI is putting profit over life. And patients are dying. The Algorithm Will See You Now is a tense, terrifying ride that dives into prescient themes of power, control, and the corruption of Big Medicine. Here's your wake up call. This disturbing future is closer than you think." -L.P. Styles, author of The Molecule Thief

"With nuanced characters and a truly terrifying premise, The Algorithm Will See You Now is an ambitious debut that delivers." -Heather Levy, author of Anthony nominated Walking Through Needles