Cybermancy (WebMage Series #2)

Cybermancy (WebMage Series #2)

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by Kelly McCullough
     
 

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To save his girlfriend's webgoblin, Ravirn-a sorcerer with a shape-changing laptop-must brave Hell itself. Can he do it without corrupting the magical Internet-and without facing the Lord of the Dead himself?  See more details below

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To save his girlfriend's webgoblin, Ravirn-a sorcerer with a shape-changing laptop-must brave Hell itself. Can he do it without corrupting the magical Internet-and without facing the Lord of the Dead himself?

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VOYA - Michael Levy
In this sequel to McCullough's much-praised cyberfantasy, WebMage (Ace Books, 2006/VOYA August 2006), Ravirn, the young hacker-trickster-mage of that novel, now tellingly renamed Raven by his aunts, the Fates of Greek mythology, must brave the underworld and the wrath of the god Hades to achieve his objective. Shara, his girlfriend Cerise's much-loved webgoblin/laptop, who incidentally contains the data that Cerise needs to finish her doctoral dissertation in computer science at Harvard, has been trapped in the underworld. Sahra is a pawn, as readers gradually discover, in the on-going battle for supremacy between various gods, including Eris, Goddess of Discord; Persephone, the brooding, self-involved and unwilling Goddess of the Underworld; and the powerful and mysterious Necessity, whom even the gods themselves fear. Worse still, Raven soon discovers that the entire "mweb," the magical internet through which modern-day Olympians conduct their important affairs, is in imminent danger of crashing, and he has been set up to take the blame. McCullough combines tropes from cyberpunk, contemporary fantasy, and Greek myth with dazzling proficiency and great humor, combining scenes that evoke a legitimate sense of wonder with witty repartee and just a touch of sexiness in a manner that recalls both Roger Zelazny's Amber series and the earlier mythological romps of Thorne Smith. Although not for the prudish, it is a genuinely lovely book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441015382
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
WebMage Series, #2
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
355,784
Product dimensions:
4.39(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Kelly McCullough has sold short fiction to publications including Weird Tales, Absolute Magnitude, and Cosmic SF. An illustrated collection of Kelly's short science fiction, The Chronicles of the Wandering Star, is part of InterActions in Physical Science, an NSF funded middle school science curriculum. He lives in western Wisconsin.

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