Sunrise Alley

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Baen Pub. Enterprises, 2004 - Fiction - 309 pages
29 Reviews
When the shipwrecked stranger washed up, nearly drowned, on the beach near research scientist Samantha Bryton's home, she was unaware that he was something more than human: an experiment conducted by Charon, a notorious criminal and practitioner of illegal robotics and android research. The man said his name was Turner Pascal-but Pascal was dead, killed in a car wreck. Charon is experimenting with copying the minds of humans into android brains, implanted in human bodies to escape detection, and plans to make his own army of slaves that will follow his orders without question. Samatha and Turner quickly found themselves on the run across the country, pursued by the most ruthless criminal of the twenty-first century. In desperation, Samatha decided to seek help from Sunrise Alley, an underground organization of AIs and androids that had gone rogue. But these cybernetic outlaws were rumored to have their own hidden agenda, not necessarily congruent with humanity's welfare, and Samatha hoped that her only hope would not prove a forlorn one. . . .

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Review: Sunrise Alley (Charon #1)

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Sam Bryton is a brilliant scientist specializing in EIs: evolving intelligences, similar to AI but with the addition of self-awareness. Through an unusual turn of events, she meets Turner Pascal, a ... Read full review

Review: Sunrise Alley (Charon #1)

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

A very interesting book. Definitely into cyberpunk territory. It brings out the question of when does a computer program become artificial intelligence and what constitutes self-awareness. More ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Catherine Asaro has an M.A. in physics, and a Ph.D. in chemical physics, both from Harvard. She has done research at the University of Toronto, The Max Planck Institute, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and now teaches at the Caryl Maxwell Classical Ballet. She has written sixteen novels in the popular Skolian Saga as well as two near-future technothrillers, "The Veiled Web" and "The Phoenix Code". Her other books for Baen include "The Ruby Dice", "Alpha" and "Sunrise Alley"." "She currently runs Molecudyne Research and lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.

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