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WWW: Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer
Ace Hardcover Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 0441019765
Date: 05 April 2011 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Itís not often that a trilogy gets better with each book, but Rob Sawyer has managed it in spades with his Webmind trilogy. In WWW:Wake we got the birth of an AI made up of mutant internet packets and connected to the world through a device that let a blind girl see, and in Wake we got to see both of them grapple with coming of age in a world made suddenly visible to them. In Wonder, itís time for Webmind and Caitlin both to grow up and deal with the realities of reality. With great power comes great responsibility, but only if someone can hold you accountable for your actions. So far the US has tried to kill Webmind once, and itís sitting on the fence about taking another shot at it. Granted, the supermindís first act was to eliminate all spam, and it really does seem to care about humankindÖbut itís evolving rapidly, and whoís to say that it will always care about us?

From release/information:

Product Description: "A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation" (New York Times) concludes his mindbending trilogy.

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 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.

(Source: Ace Hardcover)

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