Upload by Mark McClelland

Upload

byMark McClelland

Kobo ebook | September 18, 2012

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His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer -- just as first love casts his life in a new light. In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer-based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.

"McClelland's ambitious debut novel envisions a future in which the vanishing line between virtual reality and 'organic life' causes an antisocial genius to conduct the ultimate evolutionary experiment." –Kirkus Indie

To escape the hacker crimes of his youth, Raymond Quan has worked out a brilliant but extremely risky scheme. Taking advantage of his position on the University of Michigan’s Human Mind Upload Project, he plans to upload his consciousness into a computer, but make it look like it failed. It will appear to others that he died, while he secretly whisks his uploaded mind off to a remote computer, to live out his life in a virtual world of his own creation, free from society and the far-reaching eye of the law.

In the midst of all this, he works up the courage to reach out to Anya, an attractive and outgoing scientist on the upload research team, and much to his surprise he discovers the attraction is mutual. He finds himself entering the first meaningful relationship of his life, just as pressures force him to accelerate his already-dangerous upload plan. To make matters worse, the technology he intends to use has not yet been tested on humans — he would be the first person to make the jump to a pure-digital mind.

"Upload" is ultimately a story of love and self-discovery, and the crucial role of connection-to-society in the ability of the individual to achieve fulfillment.

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Title:UploadFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Mark McClellandLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1300206705

ISBN - 13:9781300206705

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