Silently and Very Fast [NOOK Book]

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Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future. Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great grandmother-a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote. But ...
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Silently and Very Fast

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Overview

Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future. Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great grandmother-a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote. But what they discover in their dreamworld might change them forever . . .

Winner of the 2012 Locus Award for Best Novella.
2011 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novella.
2012 Hugo Award for Best Novella.
2012 Sturgeon Award Finalist.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014086417
  • Publisher: Wyrm Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 257,664
  • File size: 342 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Exquisite Myth-Rich Science Fiction

    Valente's skills as a writer never cease to amaze me. "Silently" is a dense, surreal science fiction fable rich with metaphor and myth. The entire story takes place within a constantly shifting dreamscape as the narrator -- an AI -- negotiates its evolving identity and Self.

    Highly recommended to all of Valente's fans, as well those searching for a thinking person's sf tale. -- lyradora

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Amazingly complex.

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