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WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer
Review by Ernest Lilley
Ace Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441016792
Date: 07 April 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

I expected Sawyer's latest book, WWW:WAKE, to be a pretty good read. Rob can be counted on for that, along with some gentle mind altering as he rolls out his latest ideas. I didn't expect it to be a brilliant look at interspecies communication with some remarkable insights into the future of artificial intelligence. Reading WWW:WAKE opened my eyes.

From official release/information:

Product Description: 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. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, 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…

(Source: Ace)

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