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Publisher Comments:

The Minneapolis Star Tribune named Dreaming Metal an "Editor Pick for 1997", saying "Dreaming Metal makes one of the oldest and purest sf themes — artificial intelligence, the Frankenstein thing — once again new and stirring".

Scott now returns to the world of her earlier novel, Dreamships (Tor, 1992). In Dreaming Metal, Persephone is a planet racked by class struggle and economic and political upheaval. Celinde Fortune is an entertainer, an illusionist who makes good money but plays the Empire theater, a venue that also books socially controversial bands who attract bomb threats. When she combines two advanced computer chips in a new way in order to sophisticate her act, the resulting form of computer life seems awfully like a true artificial intelligence. This is beyond controversial — it could get her killed.

Synopsis:

Five years after the Manfred riots, the question of machine intelligence is still a dangerous one on Persephone, and the coolie rights organization Realpeace is not prepared to let it go. For conjurer Celinde Fortune and her musician cousin Fanning Jones, the conflict is a distant one — until the murder of a popular musician raises the stakes even for the most determinedly uninvolved. And when Fortune acquires a new Spelvin construct to manage her magic act --one originally owned by an FTL pilot named Reverdy Jian — she is thrust suddenly into the middle of the problem. Because this construct is something different, and that difference can get them all killed.

About the Author

A science fiction fan from the age of eleven and a science fiction writer since 1984, Melissa Scott is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She has a PhD. in comparative history program. In 1986, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 1995 and 1996 the Lambda Literary Award for Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction. She won again in collaboration with Lisa A. Barnett in 2002. Melissa Scott lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312866587
Author:
Scott, Melissa
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
High tech
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19980815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.23x5.52x.85 in. .80 lbs.

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Five years after the Manfred riots, the question of machine intelligence is still a dangerous one on Persephone, and the coolie rights organization Realpeace is not prepared to let it go. For conjurer Celinde Fortune and her musician cousin Fanning Jones, the conflict is a distant one — until the murder of a popular musician raises the stakes even for the most determinedly uninvolved. And when Fortune acquires a new Spelvin construct to manage her magic act --one originally owned by an FTL pilot named Reverdy Jian — she is thrust suddenly into the middle of the problem. Because this construct is something different, and that difference can get them all killed.

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