Thursday, April 09, 2009

Pg. 69: Robert J. Sawyer's "WWW: Wake"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer.

About the book, from the publisher:
Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math—and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin’s brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something—some other—lurking in the background. And it’s getting more and more intelligent with each passing day…
Read the opening chapters of WWW: Wake, and learn more about the book and author at Robert J. Sawyer's website and blog.

Robert J. Sawyer has been called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen. He is one of only seven writers in history 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 for Mindscan).

See the entry for Sawyer's Rollback at "My Book, The Movie."

The Page 69 Test: Rollback.

The Page 69 Test: WWW: Wake.

--Marshal Zeringue