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In this sequel to Dreamships, Melissa Scott tackles the concept of artificial intelligence and how it will impact society. Not the theoretical society of chess playing and super computing, but the gritty society where coolie laborers struggle for existence, and where political groups fight their battles on the streets through protests, riots, and bombings. Scott uses three characters--a high-tech stage magician, her deaf cousin who plays in a struggling band, and a starship pilot with a deep distrust for the artificial constructs she must work with--to explore her intense, if slow moving, future.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.
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