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The bright red ball rebounded with a most satisfying sound, although the racquet continued on its arc without any apparent impact. Doug Carey hurriedly wiped sweat from his forehead with the back of his left arm, carefully keeping his eyes on the ball. Precisely as he had intended, the ball passed through a translucent green rectangle suspended in the vertical plane that bisected the court. The ball instantly doubled its speed.
Across the court, his opponent grunted as he lunged. Jim Schulz caught the ball on the tip of his racquet and expertly
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“A spooky cautionary tale that is part hard-wired sf and part intrigue and suspense. A good choice for readers who prefer their sf with a heavy does of hard science along with fast-paced storytelling.”--Library Journal“Convincingly shows the development of the electronic consciousness and its groping interaction with humanity…good science and entertaining writing make this a fast, entertaining read.”--Publishers Weekly“Fools' Experiments is science fiction at its dazzling best, and one hell of a technothriller.”--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassin"Viruses and worms have come to be an important 'feature' of our network landscape. And yet this is just the beginning. In Fools' Experiments, Edward M. Lerner gives us a fascinating view of how awesome these threats could soon become."--Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award-winning author of A Fire Upon the Deep“The age of spiritual machines is almost upon us, and Edward M. Lerner is our advance scout. He’s already been where the rest of us will soon be heading and gives us fascinating, compelling, exciting glimpses of what lies ahead. A terrific book by a terrific author.”--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Rollback on Fools' Experiments
EDWARD M. LERNER has degrees in physics and computer science. As an engineer Lerner has led development projects for NASA and various contract work from telecommunications to national defense. His books include Probe, Moonstruck, and the collection Creative Destruction, as well as a collaborative series of Ringworld prequels (Fleet of Worlds and Juggler of Worlds) with Larry Niven. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.
Edward M. Lerner