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The Mountain in the Sea

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399600491

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There’s something in the water of Con Dao.

To the locals, a monster.
To the newly minted corporate owners of the island, an opportunity.
To the team of three sent to study and protect, a revelation.

Here developed, for an unknown number of years, the first known sentient species beyond humans in the modern era.
Their minds are unlike ours.
Their bodies are malleable, transformable, shifting.
They can communicate.

And they want us to leave.

When pioneering marine biologist Dr. Ha Nguyen is offered the chance to travel to the remote Con Dao Archipelago to investigate a highly intelligent, dangerous octopus species, she doesn’t pause long enough to look at the fine print. She will be the only scientist to have access to these octopuses, who just may hold the key to extrahuman intelligence.

DIANIMA- a transnational tech corporation best known for its groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence – has purchased the islands, evacuated their population and sealed the archipelago off from the world so that Nguyen can attempt to understand the octopuses’ sophisticated communications. But she may not have much time. Forces larger and more powerful than DIANIMA want access to the octopuses and are ruthless and innovative in their pursuit.

And meanwhile, of course, the octopuses themselves may have something to say about it…