Sunrise Alley

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Baen Pub. Enterprises, 2004 - Fiction - 309 pages
30 Reviews
SHE WAS RUNNING FROM A RUTHLESS CRIMINAL ACCOMPANIED BY SOMEONE MORE THAN HUMAN . . . When the shipwrecked stranger washed up, nearly drowned, on the beach near research scientist Samantha Brytons 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 Pascalbut Pascal was dead, killed in a car wreck. Then she found that Charon was experimenting with copying the minds of humans into android brains, implanted in human bodies to escape detection, planning to make his own army of slaves that will follow his orders without question. Samantha and Turner quickly found themselves on the run across the country, pursued by the most ruthless criminal of the twenty-first century. In desperation, Samantha decided to seek help from Sunrise Alley, an underground organization of AIs that had gone rogue. But these cybernetic outlaws were rumored to have their own hidden agenda, not necessarily congruent with humanitys welfare, and Samantha feared that her only hope would prove forlorn. . . .

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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)

Two-time Nebula-award winner Catherine Asaro has an M.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard. 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 recently taken up singing, doing several gigs with contemporary and jazz styles. She's the creator of the popular Skolian Saga science fiction series with "The Ruby Dice, Diamond Star "and "Carnelians" as the latest entries. Her other books include near-future technothrillers "Alpha" and "Sunrise Alley".""Asaro lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.

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