Wake: Book One In The Www Trilogy

Hardcover | April 14, 2009

byRobert J Sawyer

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Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math—and blind. But, she can surf the Net with the best of them, following its complex paths in her mind.

When a Japanese researcher develops a new signal-processing implant that might give her sight, she jumps at the chance, flying to Tokyo for the operation.

But the visual cortex in Caitlin's brain has long since adapted to allow her to navigate online. When the implant is activated, instead of seeing reality, she sees the landscape of the World Wide Web spreading out around her in a riot of colours and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something—some other—lurking in the background. And it's getting smarter…

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Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math—and blind. But, she can surf the Net with the best of them, following its complex paths in her mind. When a Japanese researcher develops a new signal-processing implant that might give her sight, she jumps at the chance, flying to Tokyo for the operation. But the visual cortex i...

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in  Mississauga with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink. He has won  both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. The ABC TV  series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:April 14, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0670067415

ISBN - 13:9780670067411

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“Almost alone among Canadian writers, he tackles the most fundamental questions of who we are and where we might be going — while illuminating where we are now.”—National Post“Wildly thought-provoking….The thematic diversity—and profundity—makes [WAKE] one of Sawyer’s strongest works to date.”—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review"Sawyer continues to push the boundaries with his stories of the future made credible. His erudition, eclecticism, and masterly storytelling make this trilogy opener a choice selection."—Library Journal“WAKE is, in the words of its heroine, made out of awesome."—McNally Robinson Bookseller review“Sawyer’s take on theories about the origin of consciousness, generated within the framework of an engaging story, is fascinating, and his approach to machine consciousness and the Internet is surprisingly fresh.”—Booklist "Emotionally satisfying and intellectually stimulating. Along with William Gibson's NEUROMANCER and Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH, WAKE presents a unique perspective on information technology. I eagerly await its sequels."—SFFaudio