By Charles Platt
An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.
In this powerful, breathless adventure, a benign system of artificial intelligence has taken over the world - and the galaxy beyond. Everyone is biologically immortal; no one is hungry; and there are thousands of colonized planets to choose from.
The AIs nurture and protect human beings, enabling all people to enjoy lives of hedonistic pleasure. But when the systems that run a planet become corrupted, the consequences are catastrophic. A man with a rare mix of personality traits - one part computer engineer, one part special investigator, and one part sociopathic rebel - is the only recourse as a world of decadence becomes a world of death and pain.
Charles Platt (1945- )
Charles Platt was born in England but relocated to the United States in 1970. Initially active in sf fandom, writing fanzines during the early 1960s, he began publishing sf with "One of Those Days" for the December 1964-January 1965 issue of Science Fantasy, and soon became associated with New Worlds during the period when, under Michael Moorcock's editorship, it was seen as the pre-eminent New-Wave journal. Platt's first published novel, Garbage World, was initially serialised in New Worlds. He has written under the pseudonyms Aston Cantwell, Robert Clarke, Charlotte Prentiss and Blakely St James.
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31 Aug 2017
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