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The Destructives

De Abaitua, M (2016) The Destructives. Angry Robot. ISBN 9780857664747

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Abstract

Theodore Drown is a destructive. A recovering addict to weirdcore, he?s keeping his head down lecturing at the university of the Moon. Twenty years after the appearance of the first artificial intelligence, and humanity is stuck. The AIs or, as they preferred to be called, emergences have left Earth and reside beyond the orbit of Mercury in a Stapledon Sphere known as the university of the sun. The emergences were our future but they chose exile. All except one. Dr Easy remains, researching a single human life from beginning to end. Theodore?s life. One day, Theodore is approached by freelance executive Patricia to investigate an archive of data retrieved from just before the appearance of the first emergence. The secret living in that archive will take him on an adventure through a stunted future of asylum malls, corporate bloodrooms and a secret off-world colony where Theodore must choose between creating a new future for humanity or staying true to his nature, and destroying it.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Matthew De Abaitua
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16942

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