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Publisher Comments:

In the sixth decade of the 21st century, the world has been transformed.  Nanotechnology has been perfected, giving humans the ability to change their environment and themselves on the cellular level.  And the study of the mind has brought about a revolution in both human psychotherapy and artificial intelligence.

Its a sane and perfect world.  Almost.

A man called Jack Giffey is planning to break into the Omphalos, the most secure building in all of separatist Green Idaho.  Rumor says that the Omphalos houses the not-quite-dead, the very wealthy deceased who are still alive, their brains connected directly into Thinkers, Artificial Intelligences that provide a virtual reality. Data is the great treasure of the new millenium, and Giffey plans to tap into the Omphalos datastream, to steal the knowledge gathered by the inhabitants of the Omphalos.

In the offices of Mind Design, Inc., the most advanced Artificial Intelligence in the world has had a unique experience.  She has received a request for contact from a new AI, one she does not know and did not help to design.  Jill has never met a stranger of her own kind before; is it an alien Thinker, or the offspring of some vast conspiracy?

Slant is set in Bears Queen of Angels universe, and is one of the great SF novels of the 1990s.

Synopsis:

In the sixth decade of the twenty-first century, Earth has been transformed. Nanotechnology has been perfected, giving humans the ability to change their environment and themselves down to the cellular level. And the study of the mind has brought a revolution in human psychotherapy and artificial intelligence.

It's a sane and perfect world. Almost.

About the Author

GREG BEAR is one of the greatest hard science fiction writers of our time.  He is the author of the award-winning Darwin's Children and the near-future thriller Quantico.  He lives in the Seattle, Washington, area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765325266
Author:
Bear, Greg
Publisher:
Orb Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.11 x 0.945 in

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"Synopsis" by , In the sixth decade of the twenty-first century, Earth has been transformed. Nanotechnology has been perfected, giving humans the ability to change their environment and themselves down to the cellular level. And the study of the mind has brought a revolution in human psychotherapy and artificial intelligence.

It's a sane and perfect world. Almost.

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