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Titre : WWW: WAKE
Éditeur : Ace Books ., New York
Date d'édition : 2009
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, boards. First edition. A story of the Web, and its awakening. ". set in the near future, the WWW sequence, comprising WWW: WAKE (2009), WWW: WATCH (2010) and WWW: WONDER (2011), describes the coming to consciousness of the World Wide Web, as well as a parallel development in a chimpanzee-bonobo hybrid, who learns to paint; an interface between a blind human and the infant webmind leads to radical improvements in healthcare and general well-being, though the American military, which may fear its obsolescence through the Singularity Webmind seems to predict, wishes to destroy the adolescent worldmind." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (#146757). N° de réf. du libraire 146757
Synopsis : Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. When a Japanese researcher develops a new signal-processing implant that might give her sight, she jumps at the chance, flying to Tokyo for the operation. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. Once the implant is activated, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day.
A propos de l'auteur: Robert J. Sawyer is the author of 20 novels, and is one of a handful of authors to have won the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for Best Novel. The ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same name. He was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto, Canada.
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