Adolescence of P-1

Adolescence of P-1

by Thomas J. Ryan

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ISBN-13: 9780671559700
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 04/13/1985
Pages: 288

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Adolescence Of P-1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
zemon on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is a very interesting read and (probably) one of the first books about a computer worm. Part Frankenstein story, part sci-fi, pure enjoyment.
cmowire on LibraryThing 11 months ago
So, in 1977, personal computers hadn't hit the mainstream, a few megabytes was a LOT of storage, and the AI Winter hadn't hit. Enter P-1. The accidental brainchild of a college kid, it is now trying to take over the world and bringing it's creator and his sexy girl along with.All on a bunch of System/360 mainframe computers over teleprocessing links.So, if the book wasn't out of print, you could place it close to the beginning of the Cyberpunk movement. Pre-cyberpunk. No leather, no Sprawl, more sex than Neuromancer, but was P-1 really that different from Wintermute?An awesome retro read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. It is a hoot to relive the ancient days of computer programming for those who are old enough to remember it and eye-opening for those who aren't. It is also a well developed story line with a perfectly timed climactic ending.