Robert J. Sawyer WWW: Wonder

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WWW: Wonder

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"A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation" (New York Times) concludes his mindbending trilogy. Webmind-the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web-has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated.

Caitlin Decter-the once-blind sixteen-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind-wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything-Webmind included-may come crashing down.

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About the Author:

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—and the only Canadian—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).

In total, Rob has authored over 18 science-fiction novels and won forty-one national and international awards for his fiction, including a record-setting ten Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”) and the Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award, one of Canada’s most significant literary honors. In 2008, he received his tenth Hugo Award nomination for his novel Rollback.

His novels have been translated into 14 languages. They are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada and have hit number one on the Locus bestsellers’ list.

Born in Ottawa in 1960, Rob grew up in Toronto and now lives in Mississauga (just west of Toronto), with poet Carolyn Clink, his wife of twenty-four years.

He was the first science-fiction writer to have a website, and that site now contains more than one million words of material.

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“[Sawyer] manages to not only make each book work individually, but with Wonder, has adroitly drawn together seemingly disparate threads ... Once again, Sawyer shows mastery in his ability to move between complex scientific concepts and genuine and realistic characters ... Wonder is written so that readers do not have to read the previous books to be able to follow the story which is fast-paced and immediately engaging. Events from the previous book are smoothly introduced as needed, without detracting from the flow of the story. That said, there are nuances, themes and subtleties that flow beautifully when the trilogy is read as a whole.” - The Globe and Mail

“Wonder is not only a superb conclusion to a tremendous trilogy, but stands alone as one of the best books that Sawyer has ever written.” - Winnipeg Free Press

“Science-fiction juggernaut Sawyer is one of the most successful Canadian authors of the past few decades. He’s also a meticulous realist [whose] novels function as extended philosophical thought experiments. The real tension isn’t about Webmind’s advent and evolution; it’s about how humans will (or should) react to it. As Wonder’s plot twists and weaves, you’re drawn relentlessly toward the finish, eager to find out whether Webmind will turn out to be a blessing or a curse.” - Alex Hutchinson, The Walrus

“How does Wonder stack up against the first two installments of the trilogy? Perfectly. It brings home the story with warmth, intelligence, and precision. While there’s plenty of room to revisit the characters at a later date, it’s easy to close this book and know you’ve gotten the full story. Fans won’t be disappointed by the way things turn out, especially with some of the unexpected swerves Sawyer throws in for good measure. Sawyer’s presented a world I’d love to live in, and I can’t wait to see what he’ll do next.” - SF Site

“This is Robert J. Sawyer at his very best.” - Analog

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