Alpha [NOOK Book]

Overview

Charon is dead.
Long live Charon!

The creator of a proscribed network of rogue AIs and androids has been destroyed, his multiple copies deleted. Except for one. Alpha: a female android who seems to possess a conscience—so much so that her execution is delayed. Big mistake. Now on the run, and with her former captor as hostage, Alpha moves ...
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Alpha

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Overview

Charon is dead.
Long live Charon!

The creator of a proscribed network of rogue AIs and androids has been destroyed, his multiple copies deleted. Except for one. Alpha: a female android who seems to possess a conscience—so much so that her execution is delayed. Big mistake. Now on the run, and with her former captor as hostage, Alpha moves to activate a long dormant master-plan — a plan that may well include the end of humanity and the violent transformation of the world as we know it!

A stand-alone sequel to Nebula Award winner Catherine Asaro's moving cyber-thriller, Sunrise Alley.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148572930
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Sunrise Alley Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 255,422
  • File size: 798 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine Asaro is a Nebula Award winner for her novel The Quantum Rose, part of her popular Skolian Empire series. Her novels have three times been named the best science fiction novel of the year by Romantic Times Book Club. She has also won numerous other awards, including the Analog Readers Poll award, the Homer, and the Sapphire. She has an M.A. in physics, and a Ph.D. in chemical physics, both from Harvard, and has done research at the University of Toronto, The Max Planck Institute, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and danced on both the west and east coasts. She has written eleven novels in the popular Skolian Saga, the latest being Schism: Triad, Book I (Tor, 2004), several fantasies, including The Charmed Sphere, as well as two near-future technothrillers, The Veiled Web and The Phoenix Code. She currently runs Molecudyne Research and lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.
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    The National Information Agency Director of the Office of Computer Operations Lieutenant General Thomas Wharington is elated that the major threat to world domination by the malevolent genius Charon is over as the villain is dead (see SUNRISE ALLEY). However, he also fears the threat to mankind remains viable as Charon¿s ¿offspring¿ the super brilliant android Alpha still lives to carry out her master¿s plan.------------- He needs to learn her secrets to neutralize her, but no sentient being can 'read' body language as she can. This frightens and attracts Wharington, who finds his desire for the beautiful AI leading to mistakes. Alpha captures Wharington and takes him to Charon's secret island location. To his shock Wharington finds his worst nightmare awaits him.------------------ Though there is an abundance of too many unsolved subplots left dangling, ALPHA is a terrific science fiction thriller that fans of Catherine Asaro will appreciate. The story line is fast-paced and can stand alone as the back story is somewhat summarized in the opening sequence. The Wharington-Alpha confrontation is deftly handled as both finds an attraction interfering with their respective prime directive though the android deals with it better. Readers will enjoy this saga and look forward to the meshing resolution of other threads.--------------------- Harriet Klausner

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