Silently and Very Fast

Silently and Very Fast

by Catherynne M. Valente

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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 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014086417
Publisher: Wyrm Publishing
Publication date: 02/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 231,739
File size: 349 KB

About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente was born in the Pacific Northwest, grew up in California, and now lives in Ohio with her two dogs.

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Silently and Very Fast 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly complex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago