Book Review: Eyes in the Sky by Arthur Holland Michel

“Most important of all, though, the technology is becoming intelligent.”

Arthur Holland Michel, Eyes in the Sky

Title: Eyes In The Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All
Author: Arthur Holland Michel
Genres: Non-fiction, Science, Technology, Politics
Length: 9 hrs, 2 mins (Audiobook)
Published: June 18th, 2019

My Rating: ★★★¾
Read: 10/9/2023 – 10/11/2023


A few years ago I read a book that discussed aerial surveillance. I eventually started looking for a book that discussed it at length. Eyes in the Sky was an interesting, albeit unsettling, find. 

The book suggests the unbelievable technological advancements that have allowed the Pentagon to invent a powerful aerial surveillance system. It remains on the technology more than the people involved, keeping the material to the point. 

Scary stuff to think about. I don’t know how much of this book is solid fact given the amount of gaps missing in the text, but I absolutely believe that there is constant surveillance happening. Nonetheless, it gave me something to think about. I do wish the writing had been more engaging. 

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • Good descriptions of what the technology can do.
  • Well organized.

What I didn’t like:

  • Didn’t cite many sources.
  • Not engaging.


This book definitely made me want to start carrying an umbrella everywhere…

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