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Mark McClelland, Sep 18, 2012 - Fiction - 282 pages
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His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer: just as first love casts his life in a new light. In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.

Winner of ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award in Science Fiction.

 

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McClelland's ambitious debut novel envisions a future in which the vanishing line between virtual reality and "organic life" causes an antisocial genius to conduct the ultimate evolutionary experiment ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22

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About the author (2012)

Mark McClelland studied Computer Science and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan's Residential College, where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry. After graduating in 1994, he promptly sold his soul to his software career, and is now writing to win it back. He writes in search of truths that defy simple, direct expression, and publishes to share his discoveries with others. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Nancy, and two cats, and is currently working on a follow-up to Upload and a children's story featuring a fox named Cyril Frolix. He also writes poetry for his wife, sole member of the highly exclusive Poem-of-the-Month Club.

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