Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer continues his "wildly though- provoking" science fiction saga of a sentient World Wide Web. Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH-the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States-and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace. But Caitlin believes in Webmind's capacity for compassion-and she will do anything and everything necessary to protect her friend.
Robert J. Sawyer has been called the dean of Canadian science fiction by "The Ottawa Citizen."He is one of only seven writers in history and the only Canadian to win all three of the world s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for "Hominids"), the Nebula (which he won in 1995 for "The Terminal Experiment"), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2005 for "Mindscan").In total, Rob has authored over 18 science-fiction novels and won forty-one national and international awards for his fiction, including a record-setting ten Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards ( Auroras ) and the Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award, one of Canada s most significant literary honors. In 2008, he received his tenth Hugo Award nomination for his novel "Rollback."His novels have been translated into 14 languages. They are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada and have hit number one on the Locus bestsellers list.Born in Ottawa in 1960, Rob grew up in Toronto and now lives in Mississauga (just west of Toronto), with poet Carolyn Clink, his wife of twenty-four years.He was the first science-fiction writer to have a website, and that site now contains more than one million words of material."