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The Deus Machine
     

The Deus Machine

by Pierre Ouellette, Robert Vaughn (Read by)
 

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In the future, a computer, a fatherless boy, and an heroic techno-expert joinforces to save the world from genetic annihilation.

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In the future, a computer, a fatherless boy, and an heroic techno-expert joinforces to save the world from genetic annihilation.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the year 2005, in the midst of an unprecedented economic depression that has ruined the country and brought the government to the edge of collapse, a renegade genius programs a supercomputer with an artificial intelligence (DEUS) that perpetually reinvents itself--and thereby comes ``to life.'' But when crooked government insiders intent on making profits through chemical warfare use DEUS for their research, the machine, attempting suicide, spawns an unbelievably terrifying array of mutant life forms that begin to run wild over the earth. It's then up to an unlikely threesome--computer programmer Michael Riley, his lover, biomedical engineer Jessica and their young friend Jimi--to save DEUS (and the world) from the bloodthirsty and perpetually mutating horde. This first novel by an advertising executive reads like a glossy repackaging of contemporary action-adventure movies ( Terminator ) with video games ( Space Invaders ) and '50s sci-fi ( Them! ). There's no mistaking the good guys (man, woman and child) from the bad (homicidal pederast who makes his money in germ warfare). Still, the somber, apocalyptic atmosphere, sensational prose and intensely visual imagery are bound to appeal to science fiction and fantasy fans, particularly those who don't necessarily mind watching a rerun if it's worth a good scare. (Jan.)
Booknews
A biotechno thriller. Good science and technology, and an interesting plot well written. The bad guys build a machine with artificial intelligence that creates new species. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679431176
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/18/1994
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes

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