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In the near future, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather Davis, a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department, has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations simultaneously.

When Heather achieves a breakthrough, the message reveals a startling new technology that rips the barriers of space and time, holding the promise of a new stage of human evolution. In concert with Kyle's discoveries of the nature of consciousness, the key to limitless exploration---or the end of the human race---appears close at hand.

Sawyer has created a gripping thriller, a pulse-pounding tour of the farthest reaches of technology.

 
Factoring Humanity is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812571295
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Toronto (ont.)
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Interstellar communication
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19990515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.73x4.22x.97 in. .38 lbs.

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