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The Internet has become sentient. The world's governments are terrified, it seems the evolution of a new intelligence might have left mankind behind. It is up to one blind girl, a maths genius, to convince mankind that this new digital life is not its enemy.

Perfect for fans of Charles Stross and Vernor Vinge this is a rich imagining of a future that may be just around the corner.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 171 x 199 x 24mm | 240g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575095091
  • 9780575095090
  • 1,150,333

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'A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation' (New York Times) concludes his mindbending trilogy.
The world is a better place. But not everyone is happy about it . . .

Webmind - the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web - has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the top-brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated.

Caitlin Decter - the once-blind sixteen-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind - wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything - Webmind included - may come crashing down.

Even now that she is no longer blind, even with Webmind on her side, Caitlin has never felt more alone . . .

'This is Robert J. Sawyer at his very best' Analog

'Unforgettable. Impossible to put down' Jack McDevitt on Wake

'Cracking open a new Robert J. Sawyer book is like getting a gift from a friend who visits all the strange and undiscovered places in the world. You can't wait to see what he's going to amaze you with this time'
John Scalzi


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About Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer has been described as Canada's answer to Michael Crichton. Critically acclaimed in the US, he is regarded as one of SF's most signiifcant writers and his novels are regularly voted as fans' favourites. He lives just outside Toronto, Canada.
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3,604 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 31% (1,123)
4 41% (1,493)
3 22% (781)
2 5% (171)
1 1% (36)
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