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A student accidentally creates the world's first artificial intelligence. It travels through modem lines, taking over most of the country's mainframe computers. Searching for its identity, it looks up its creator years later.
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The review of this Book prepared by Scott Johnson

This is the first fictional discussion of the nature of a virus and how it spreads through computer mainframes. This emergence of AI is the first real fictional discussion of a virus and how it can affect systems.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   fighting bad computer AI    -   good computer AI Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation    -   a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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