On A Desperately Overcrowded Future Earth, Crippled By Climate Change, The Most Unlikely Hope Is Better Than None Governments Turn To Big Science To Provide Them With The Dreams That Will Keep The Masses Compliant The Needle Is One Such Dream, An Installation Where The Most Abstruse Theoretical Science Is Being Tested Science That Might Make Human Travel To A Habitable Exoplanet Distantly FeasibleWhen The Needle S Director Offers Her Underground Compound As A Training Base, Kir Is Thrilled To Be Invited To Join The Team, Even Though She Knows It S Only Because Her Brain Is Host To A Quantum Artificial Intelligence Called AltairBut Altair Knows Something He Can T TellKir, Like All Humans, Is Programmed To Ignore Future Dangers Between The Artificial Blocks In His Mind, And The Blocks Evolution Has Built Into His Host, How Is He Going To Convince Her The Sky Is Falling
Gwyneth Jones is a writer and critic of genre fiction She s won the Tiptree award, two World Fantasy awards, the Arthur C Clarke award, the British Science Fiction Association short story award, the Dracula Society s Children of the Night award, the P.K.Dick award, and the SFRA Pilgrim award for lifetime achievement in sf criticism She also writes for teenagers, usually as Ann Halam She lives in Brighton, UK, with her husband and two cats called Ginger and Milo curating assorted pondlife in season She s a member of the Soil Association, the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Frack Free Sussex and the Green Party and an Amnesty International volunteer.
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- Proof of Concept
- Gwyneth Jones
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