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by Robert J. Sawyer

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Author:
Robert J. Sawyer
ISBN13:
978-0575095052
ISBN:
0575095059
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Publisher:
Gollancz; 2011 edition (March 1, 2011)
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Fantasy
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1957 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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714

was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel. Books by robert j. sawyer.

was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto. End of an Era. The Terminal Experiment.

Robert J. Sawyer has been called the dean of Canadian science fiction by The Ottawa Citizen.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Robert J. He is one of only seven writers in history-and the only Canadian-to win all three of the world’s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1995 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2005.

Robert James Sawyer CM OOnt (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, and many anthologies

Robert James Sawyer CM OOnt (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, and many anthologies. Sawyer has won the Nebula Award (1995), the Hugo Award (2003), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (2006). Sawyer was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is now a resident of Mississauga.

Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer continues his "wildly though- provoking" science fiction saga of a sentient World Wide Web. Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager. Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH-the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States-and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace.

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This means when the killer robots come, you’ll have me to thank

This means when the killer robots come, you’ll have me to thank. At least they’ll have a fine knowledge of Elizabethan poetry. Mahatma Gandhi For JAMES ALAN GARDNER Who Explained Teleology to the World at Large one&nb. This means when the killer robots come, you’ll have me to thank.

Город: TorontoПодписчиков: 12 ты. себе: Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Canadian . . себе: Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Canadian science-fiction writer; author of 23 novels including FLASHFORWARD; keynote speaker.

Heather Davis is shocked by an accusation of child sexual abuse against her husband. When she breaks through to the fourth dimension and the Overmind, she is able to prove to her daughter that Kyle is innocent and that Becky is the victim of a cruel psychologist. Archaeologist Brandon Thackeray and his rival, Miles "Klicks" Jordan, use his time-ship to travel back to the age of the dinosaurs and discovers the truth about their extinction and uncover a truth beyond the scope of any scientific theory involving some mysterious blue creatures from Mars.

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  • This is everything I look for in a good read: characters I care about, a plot that keeps me involved, ideas that make me out the book down every once in a while and just think. Near-future, hard science, and intelligent writing, and quite a lot of things to read it research.

    Sawyer is up there with Vinge in my world, with Hawking and Asimov and anyone else who has ever made me feel that sense of wonder, that stop of astonishment, that gasp of seeing something so new to the own perception that you are giddy for a few minutes.

    That was a long sentence, but I stand by it. Even on rereading, his books make me think about new things.

  • Book Two of the World Wide Web series by Robert J. Sawyer, the most original and entertaining, not to mention thought-provoking, science fiction writer of this century. OK, maybe I haven't read them all, but this guy is awesome.

    In Book One, we were introduced to teen math whiz Caitlin Decter, recently moved from Texas to Toronto, and even more recently granted vision by a high-tech implant designed by a Japanese genius. In fact, there are a lot of really genius people around this kid, including her parents and her (spoiler alert) boyfriend. Also the emergent consciousness she has named Webmind.<br/><br/>In this book, the "watch" of the title refers to the NSA spooks who have become aware of Webmind's existence and, naturally, want to bring it down. Something powerful you don't understand? Kill it, of course. If you can.

    A fascinating sub-plot in both books is a chimp/bonobo hybrid named Hobo who has learned sign language, and eventually is given a web cam hookup so he can converse with an orangutang in another facility (in the US, I think) who has also learned sign. Of course, as Webmind emerges, some of the material to which he has access is the communications between and about these two apes. See if you can guess what happens when Webmind gets involved with them.

    Webmind is a very ethically sophisticated entity, but we must ask the question whether that is an inevitable part of his makeup, or the fact that he first emerged in communication with a girl with a solid ethical background. Her parents are both freethinkers, although of two different specific histories. In any case, she has never been brought up on religious myth. As an atheist myself, I give this fact a great deal of credit for her character. On the other hand, her best female friend is a practicing Muslim, and they have good respect for one another.

    I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone, perhaps excepting only those under the age of 12, just because it does not skimp on the scientific part, and would probably seem frustratingly technical to a lot of kids. But not teenagers like the ones I know and love.

  • Good stuff, a fun time, lovely suggestion of a moral, and best of all... representation for all.

    There are lesbians in this book, and they aren't treated like idiots or sexual objects. There are people of all races represented here, people of all levels of ability mentally and physically, and people of all levels of socialization. Characters who are clearly autistic, with no attempt to hide that fact. Men who are bad at their jobs, and women who are very good at them.

    Just a few reasons why this book is great, and something I'd recommend to most anyone, but especially high school students and advanced junior high school students.

    The only minor issues I can imagine are that at times the male author seems to have some odd ideas about young female sexuality and the ways in which younger kids speak to each other... but even when those issues crop up, they don't detract from the book.

    Read it if you can- you certainly won't regret hearing it out. I read this completely out of context (with no knowledge of the rest of the trilogy even existing) and I enjoyed it greatly!

  • First, a disclaimer. Rob Sawyer's a friend of mine.... I've never met him (I'm not sure I'm allowed in Canada) - just from CompuServe way back when, and e-mail once in a while since that poofed. I think I've read every novel he's ever written, and some other material done for the Canadian Broadcast Network or something like that.

    My only complaint, ever, with Rob's work, is that the novels are too short. I really get rolling, and poof.... With multi-part stuff, like WWW:Watch, it's more of a "when will that next volume be out" thing, but he's done a couple others. Not that they're unfinished, but you get to know the characters - he does a fine job of that!

    WWW:Watch is part 2 of a three- part series that is based on the WWW "coming alive", by way of a young girl's vision implant. The premise is believable, IMHO, because the "intelligence" available on the technical (hardware) side is there.

    Mostly, it's just fun....

    Rob's stuff tends to be slightly skewed to a Canadian viewpoint (which can be pretty funny - one of his better works is a "Time Machine" sort of story presuming buying the hardware at Best Buy or some such). He also KNOWS the science behind much of it - you don't see "because the Martians don't like green paint" solutions.... (That sort of warning was in the Star Trek style manual, many years ago.) An interesting read always.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch the mailbox. Volume 3 should be available soon.... :D