Wonder

by Robert J Sawyer

Penguin Group Canada | March 29, 2011 | Hardcover

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The advent of Webmind-a vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web-is changing everything. From curing cancer to easing international tensions, Webmind seems a boon to humanity.

But Colonel Peyton Hume, the Pentagon''s top expert on artificial intelligence, is convinced Webmind is a threat. He turns to the hacker underground to help him bring Webmind down. Then, hackers start mysteriously vanishing. Is Webmind killing them before they can mount an attack? Meanwhile, Caitlin Decter-the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered Webmind- desperately tries to protect her friend. And Masayuki Kuroda, the scientist whose implant gave Caitlin sight, modifies his technology to help Sinanthropus, a paraplegic Chinese freedom blogger, regain use of his legs-unaware of Sinanthropus''s role in China''s plans to eliminate Webmind. Can this new world of wonder survive-or will everything, Webmind included, come crashing down?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.68 × 2.5 × 0.45 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067431

ISBN - 13: 9780670067435

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Wonder

by Robert J Sawyer

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.68 × 2.5 × 0.45 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067431

ISBN - 13: 9780670067435

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The advent of Webmind-a vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web-is changing everything. From curing cancer to easing international tensions, Webmind seems a boon to humanity.

But Colonel Peyton Hume, the Pentagon''s top expert on artificial intelligence, is convinced Webmind is a threat. He turns to the hacker underground to help him bring Webmind down. Then, hackers start mysteriously vanishing. Is Webmind killing them before they can mount an attack? Meanwhile, Caitlin Decter-the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered Webmind- desperately tries to protect her friend. And Masayuki Kuroda, the scientist whose implant gave Caitlin sight, modifies his technology to help Sinanthropus, a paraplegic Chinese freedom blogger, regain use of his legs-unaware of Sinanthropus''s role in China''s plans to eliminate Webmind. Can this new world of wonder survive-or will everything, Webmind included, come crashing down?

About the Author

ROBERT J. SAWYER has won all three top science-fiction awards. In 2008, Quill & Quire named him one of the 30 most influential people in CanLit. He lives in Mississauga.

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