November 13th, 2016


Book Review: WWW:Wake, by Robert J. Sawyer

A blind girl, an AI, and a sapient ape in a SF mishmash.


Ace, 2009, 354 pages

Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind.

But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day.

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Also by Robert J. Sawyer: My review of Factoring Humanity.

My complete list of book reviews.