The Infinity Program

The Infinity Program

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Jon Graeme and Harry Sale are unlikely friends. Harry is a world-class programmer, but his abrasive personality alienates co-workers. In contrast, Jon is a handsome and easy-going technical writer, the low man on the IT totem pole. Sharing a love of nature, the men set out together, planning to go their separate ways-Jon on a hike and Harry, fly fishing. Three days later, Jon arrives at the rendezvous point, but his friend is nowhere in sight. When Jon finds Harry unconscious on the floor of a cave, Harry claims to have been lying there the entire time. But he is neither cold nor hungry. What Jon doesn't know is that Harry fell into an underground cavern, where he came into contact with an alien quantum computer. Back at work, Harry jettisons his regular tasks and concentrates exclusively on inventing new operating language to access the alien system. In the process he crashes his office's Super Computer and is fired. Jon convinces the company to give Harry a second chance, arguing that the system he has invented will make them millions. Jon has no idea what havoc Harry is about to unleash.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16mm | 439.98g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1603819339
  • 9781603819336

Review quote

In "The Infinity Program" by Richard H. Hardy, Jon Graeme is the new guy at HTPS Industries working as a technical writer. Jon has an early encounter with Harry Sale near the shuttle bus saving a kitten, and takes an immediate liking to this Harry guy, who later proves to be one of the hardest people to work with and get along with at HTPS Industries. They quickly form an odd friendship and the managers at HTPS soon lean on Jon as their go-to guy when it comes to dealing with Harry. Harry is a genius programmer who finds himself in trouble and becomes suspended from his job. Harry has invented a new system that could make the company millions and Jon takes it upon himself to help Harry out, pulling their odd friendship even closer together. Ultimately Jon sticks his neck out for Harry in ways that could cost him his own job and possibly his life. This book is a high technology science fiction story and it was surprisingly easy for me to follow. I am not a high tech kind of girl, yet I was able to move right along with the story for the most part, even lacking the knowledge behind computers and programming. The main character Jon was not totally familiar with the programming lingo either, so as dialog with him progressed, I was able to learn what I needed to know and never once did I feel overwhelmed with jargon. Hardy is clearly a master of his craft and now that he is retired, putting all that talent into a novel is well, brilliant. When it comes right down to it, I was highly impressed with the storyline and the way everything played out. With ups and downs, a touch of romance, and a bunch of pig headed supporting characters, "The Infinity Program" by Richard H. Hardy is sure to please the high tech science fiction readers as well as the readers who are not so technically savvy. In general, this novel was absolutely fantastic! I am more than ready to see what Hardy comes up with next. 5 stars! --Jennifer Hass for Reader Views
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