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[Wake US hardcover]


The New Novel by Hugo and Nebula Award Winner
Robert J. Sawyer

The World Wide Web wakes up ...

"Sawyer continues to push the boundaries with his stories of the future made credible. His erudition, eclecticism, and masterly storytelling make Wake a choice selection." — Library Journal

"Wildly thought-provoking. The thematic diversity — and profundity — makes this one of Sawyer's strongest works to date." — Publishers Weekly (starred review, denoting a book of exceptional merit)

"From an author who has won just about every award a science fiction author can comes one of the most original and fascinating novels to be published in a long time. It's one of those books that has just as much right to be on a fiction shelf with other literature classics." — Sacramento Book Review

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.

When a Japanese researcher develops a new signal-processing implant that might give her sight, she jumps at the chance, flying to Tokyo for the operation.

But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. Once the implant is activated, 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 smarter ...

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Ace Hardcover [USA] April 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01679-2 / ISBN-10: 0-441-01679-0

Ace Paperback [USA] April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01853-6 / ISBN-10: 0-441-01853-X

Viking Canada Hardcover April 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-670-06741-1 / ISBN-10: 0-670-06741-5

Penguin Canada Paperback April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-305630-0 / ISBN-10: 0-14-305630-1

Gollancz UK Hardcover November 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09406-2 / ISBN-10: 0-575-09406-0

Gollancz UK Trade Paperback November 2009; available in Australia, January 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09407-9 / ISBN-10: 0-575-09407-9

Gollancz UK Paperback April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09408-6 / ISBN-10: 0-575-09408-7

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