Fools' Experiments

Fools' Experiments

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by Edward M Lerner
     
 

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"Good science and entertaining writing make this a fast, entertaining read."-Publishers Weekly


Fools' Experiments is a near-future technothriller-a tale of artificial life, artificial intelligence, and world-threatening hubris. In a nutshell:

We are not alone, and it's our own damn fault ....

Something demonic is stalking the

Overview

"Good science and entertaining writing make this a fast, entertaining read."-Publishers Weekly


Fools' Experiments is a near-future technothriller-a tale of artificial life, artificial intelligence, and world-threatening hubris. In a nutshell:

We are not alone, and it's our own damn fault ....

Something demonic is stalking the brightest men and women in the computer industry. It attacks without warning or mercy, leaving its prey insane or comatose - or dead.

The mayhem is especially calamitous just now. Something far nastier than any virus, worm, or Trojan horse program is being evolved in laboratory confinement by well-intentioned but misguided researchers. When their artificial life-form escapes onto the Internet, no conventional defense against malicious software can begin to compete. As disasters multiply, computer scientist Doug Carey knows that unconventional measures may be civilization's last hope.

And that any artificial life-form learns very fast ....

"Lerner puts his expertise in computer science ... to good use in this exciting and unsettling near-future thriller. It's an ambitious idea for a novel, and Lerner carries it off in style, capturing our interest and our acceptance of his premise from the very beginning."-Booklist

"Part hard-wired sf and part intrigue and suspense. A good choice for readers who prefer their sf with a heavy dose of hard science along with fast-paced storytelling."- Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612422343
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
03/06/2015
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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Fools' Experiments 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
relaxeau More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to rehash the tired Roger Cormanesque plot. Suffice to say the message is, "There are some things man should not tamper with". You have the scientist geek who gets the hot girl, who, of course, is a reporter. You have the government agent with dubious morals and motivation. You even have the thrilling climatic battle that transitions into either the sequel of an extra 45 minutes of film time. Tired plot, characters and story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Virtual reality researcher Doug Carey works on programs to improve bio-mechanics ever since the accident occurred. He misses his beloved spouse Holly who died in an accident that cost him metaphysically his heart and physically his right arm. He diligently plays racquetball in an attempt to train his bio-mechanical arm to fit his body.---------- Computer scientist AJ Rosenberg is working on artificial intelligence. He creates a breakthrough program that can modify itself as needed he assigns the program to survive at all costs for billions of cyberspace years.---------- The entity now exists but not in any known space it was, is, and will be. It is beyond that of a simple computer virus or worm as it infests humans who have some computer technology inside them like bio-mechanical arms. With its prime directive of surviving the entity sends highly regarded scientists over the edge of sanity and threatens the computer based world.-------------- FOOLS' EXPERIMENTS is an exciting cautionary science fiction that warns what could happen if technology runs amuck especially in ¿webolution¿. The story line is fast-paced as the computer worlds of Doug and AJ collide via the entity. Although not much new is offered especially on the AI side of the equation, fans will enjoy this fun tale even if the turning on of the supercollider in Europe failed to end the world (for now).------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here she goes again...harriet klausner ruining another book by revealing everything in the story. Learn to write a review instead of a book report. No one likes ur plot reveals.
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It sucks dicks and vergiona