This book is ridiculous. Let’s get that out of the way.
It is the story of a little girl who asks an artificial intelligence robot for “the best cake” before going down into cold sleep on an interstellar spacecraft which is taking her family and hunderds of other colonists on a journey to a new world.
It is the story of the AI’s use of evolutionary algorithms to make the best cake, by having them duel.
It’s the story of what happens when the little girl wakes up to these cakes.
And it is utterly, stonkingly, ridiculous.
Go read it.