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Ventus

by Karl Schroeder

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list price: $9.99
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published: Nov 2001
ISBN:9780812576351
publisher: Tor/Forge
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After terrifying and titanic struggles, a godlike artificial intelligence gone rogue has finally been destroyed. But not before it scattered seeds of itself throughout the galaxy.

On the terraformed planet Ventus, benign AIs -- the godlike Winds – which shaped and guarded its transformation, have fallen silent. Calandria May is sent down to the surface where she quickly finds that an extension of the rogue AI, a cyborg called Armiger, has planted a strange and powerful device in a young man named Jordan Mason. Jordan has visions. He is desperate to find their meaning and source -- desperate enough to risk awakening the Winds, perhaps invoking the power that candestroy technology to protect the environment they created.

Ventus is an epic journey across a fascinating planet with two big mysteries -- why have the Winds fallen silent? And is Armiger, or Jordan, carrying a Resurrection Seed?

Contributor Notes

Karl Schroeder lives in Toronto, Ontario. www.kschroeder.com

Awards
  • , NYPL Books for the Teen Age
Editorial Review

“Dramatically effective and a milestone in science fiction about nanotech and fine-grained distributed systems.” – Vernor Vinge

“A fast-moving, entertaining, and intriguing novel.” --L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

“The glowing, intricate plot arises organically from [the] stunningly inventive backdrop
. . . . Delightful and engaging, both intellectually and viscerally: a superb achievement.” –Kirkus(starred review)

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