WWW: Wonder [NOOK Book]

Overview

Caitlin Decter discovered Webmind, the vast artificial intelligence that spontaneously emerged from the World Wide Web and changed the world-from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the Pentagon has declared war on it, recruiting hackers to delete Webmind out of existence...


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Overview

Caitlin Decter discovered Webmind, the vast artificial intelligence that spontaneously emerged from the World Wide Web and changed the world-from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the Pentagon has declared war on it, recruiting hackers to delete Webmind out of existence...


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101476338
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: WWW Trilogy Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 163,853
  • File size: 365 KB

Meet the Author

Robert J. Sawyer has been called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen.


He is one of only seven writers in history—and the only Canadian—to win all three of the world’s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1995 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2005 for Mindscan).



In total, Rob has authored over 18 science-fiction novels and won forty-one national and international awards for his fiction, including a record-setting ten Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”) and the Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award, one of Canada’s most significant literary honors. In 2008, he received his tenth Hugo Award nomination for his novel Rollback.



His novels have been translated into 14 languages. They are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada and have hit number one on the Locus bestsellers’ list.



Born in Ottawa in 1960, Rob grew up in Toronto and now lives in Mississauga (just west of Toronto), with poet Carolyn Clink, his wife of twenty-four years.



He was the first science-fiction writer to have a website, and that site now contains more than one million words of material.


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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Outstanding

    An outstanding finish that matched the first two novels of this trilogy. Story lines were tied up satisfactorily. The pacing was good. And the characters continued to be engaging. Even the story line of the ape, which had seemed out of place in the previous book, had a place here. Sawyer does it again.

    Unlike many Sci-Fi writers, Sawyer is both proud of and has hope in the human race, and it shows.

    People who like AI stories and people who have liked Sawyers other work will enjoy this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

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    I read this trilogy shortly after discovering Robert J. Sawyer.

    I read this trilogy shortly after discovering Robert J. Sawyer. When I first saw the series WWW, I didn't expect much-it seemed like too much of a gimmick with the name of the series and the idea behind the story. Once I started reading Wake, it didn't take long to fall in love with the story and characters. I have recommended these books to a number of people. I am sure many who would normally not care for science fiction would find this a wonderful series to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

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    Agreed, an awesome trilogy

    Sawyer got himself added to my watchlist with this series. Near future scifi that is fun and engaging, it deals with emergent intelligence in the web. Kinder, gentler Neuromancer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Blaze

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Willowpaw

    She is very enegetic, happy go lucky, and ... enthusiastic about her training. She is a loyal cat and loves to play with kits. She wats to be a warrior one day, and maybe even leader. Btw i meant i wont be able to post anywhere. I will still be checking in daily to see how ember clan is doing. I hope you can find the perfect person to be the enegetic, loyal, not-so-brave Willowpaw!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    HUMAN RP

    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Scott's Too Short To Be Useful Reviews

    Great wrap up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    another great book in the series

    another great book in the series. I particularly enjoyed how webmind grows as a sentient being in a way that's quite different from most AI themed science fiction stuff. Webmind being neither slave, nor monster, just a curious & altruistic voyeur opertating on self interest simply because he enjoys our creativity & unpredictability. The end result is a beievable & uniquely enjoyable motivation given an interesting contrast from some of the creative folks introduced.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    Third in a Fun Trilogy

    I very much enjoyed this trilogy of books. It is the story of an artificial intelligence spontaneously emerging on the internet. A new lifeform is suddenly born. Because this entity is discovered by a teenage girl, aspects of these books can have the feeling of "young-adult" or "teen-lit." However, that does not interfere with the level of entertainment these stories provide. There is a great deal of science and philosophy presented here, as well as much information about the internet and its history. These novels are thought-provoking. Be sure to read Wake, Watch, and Wonder in the proper order. You will have a good time.
    Michael Travis Jasper, author of the novel "To Be Chosen"

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    WOW!!!!!!

    The trilogy is a MUST read!!!

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

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    I am glad that this trilogy has finally wrapped up

    Sawyer has done an excellent job of reworking prior ideas revolving around artificial intelligence from his prior books and taking them in a whole new direction. The Webmind was created from "rogue" computer packets (those that do no have a time to live flag set) that have formed themselves into a thinking entity. Webmind was able to view humanity through the artificially corrected eye of Caitlan, a 16 year old Texas girl who had move to Canada with her family.

    In the wrapup of the trilogy, the government has become aware of the Webmind and performs a test to see whether they can contain or destroy it. Meanwhile Caitlan is coming of age with her friend Matt. The other main plotline revolves around the Chinese government attempting to close their firewall and isolate China from the Internet. This operation causes the Webmind to split becoming a weak primary entity and an "evil" other. This part reminded me of the Star Trek episode where Kirk was split into two entities.

    This book is a lot more interesting than the second book but still nowhere as good as the first. There is some intrigue as a government man (Hume) tries to locate a hacker to create a virus to defeat Webmind. However, every hacker he approaches seems to have been taken away by a large scary man.

    The trilogy does get wrapped up by the end of the book and even the hybrid ape, Hobo plays a part. I just didn't find this trilogy as intriguing as some of Sawyer's other efforts (Hominids). Considering that Caitlan is a minor, there was one scene between her and Matt that was a little disturbing. I give this book just slightly less than four stars.

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