- 75,00 kr
Megan O'Flannery, an expert in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, is hired by a secret military-funded project that has created four self-aware androids. Only one of these androids has survived, and Megan finds herself in danger almost immediately, as she begins her work with the remaining android. Ander, as this android now calls himself, has the capabilities of a high-speed computer, superhuman reflexes and strength, the looks of an Adonis, and behaves like an angry, unpredictable adolescent. When an internationally renowned robotics genius, Raj Sundaram, is also hired for this project, Megan finds herself attracted to him but afraid that Raj may have a deadly agenda of his own. Added to her troubles is Ander's fierce animosity towards Raj.
Kidnappings and pursuits by mercenaries ensue, and all three -- Ander, Megan, the mysterious Raj -- must fight for their survival, while Megan struggles to comprehend the nature and motives of her strange companions.
A fast-paced thriller of robotics and love by the Nebula-Award-winning author of the highly acclaimed Skolian Empire/Ruby Dynasty series, five fantasy novels, and four sf thrillers, including THE PHOENIX CODE.
Catherine Asaro earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics from Harvard and has done research at the University of Toronto, the Max Plank Institut für Astrophysik in Germany and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She has taught classical ballet and founded the jazz dance program at Harvard.
on THE PHOENIX CODE:
"Sound characterization, straightforward plotting, abundant world building detail, and almost as much humor."
"A very fine blend of mystery, adventure and scientific experimentation" - Science Fiction Chronicle
on Catherine Asaro:
"Thoughtful and imaginative..."
- Diana Gabaldon
"Physicist Asaro combines hard speculative science and first-rate storytelling."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Readers seeking the harmonious meld of hard SF's rigor and human chemistry's heat should read Catherine Asaro's fiction."
- SciFi Weekly
"Asaro's portrait of interstellar intrigue, weird socio-political customs and galactic history has come to approach the neighborhood of such classics as Frank Herbert's DUNE series."
on the Skolian Empire series:
"One of the major series in the genre."
- SF Chronicle
"Asaro's Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as DUNE, if not more so."
"Catherine Asaro brings the feel of science back into science fiction."
- Donald M. Kingsbury, author of COURTSHIP RITE and PSYCHOHISTORICAL CRISES.
"Known for her brilliance at combining science, adventure and riveting characterization, Catherine Asaro breaks new territory..."
- Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of THE WILD CHILD and THE RAKE