by Sheldon Pacotti

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Demiurge by Sheldon Pacotti

Everything "wants to be free" in 2996, because the ultimate 3D printer -- the demiurge -- allows anyone to print anything, including other people. Detective Paul Cramer is about to discover that the re-printed "copy" of a person can easily be baffled by the deeds of his original, even if he is world-renowned as a decoder of the criminal mind.

If the world government were to allow the instant wealth of free copying, what would become of human aspiration? Cooperation? The social order? Unthinkable�yet Paul's original apparently tossed away his career and even his family in order to live this way�in an effortless, aimless fantasy. But did the original simply give in to urges that are already present in Paul himself? Can he really believe in a social order that outlaws the material reality in which its citizens live?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150380288
Publisher: Sheldon J. Pacotti
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 879 KB

About the Author

As a child Sheldon J. Pacotti wanted to be an inventor. In his own laboratory at the age of seven he devised many inventions, including "soap water," aged spider juice, and other smelly corrosive fluids. Learning in college that real scientists study only one small area of knowledge, he turned to science fiction, literature, and programming�haphazard and therefore excellent preparation for a career in video games.

The highlight of his gaming career is Deus Ex, which won a Quantum Leap award from Gamasutra for being the video game that has "advanced game storytelling in the largest way." Despite writing for games and literary magazines, Sheldon carries on a stormy affair with computer software, creating odd experiments like a language for generating stories and a "dynamic voxel" video game entitled Cell: emergence. His other books include the novel ? and the short story collection Experiments in Belief.

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