War between the stars. It was started by an AI, and few humans even knew there was a war at all. But now people are dying, not just robots and aliens—and the AI wants it to stop. But a war is easier to start than to stop, and the computer can't alter its course without outside help. When the Gnostic Control System searches for conspirators, it chooses its friends carefully.
A thought-provoking novel of the not-too-distant future, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles.
©1987 Jeffrey A. Carver (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"The story is meaty and satisfying. I enjoyed this one greatly." (Analog)
"The Rapture Effect is a lively dance of ideas—first contact, interstellar war, artificial intelligence, alien culture—and it moves at a rapid pace, from Earth through cyberspace to the Horsehead Nebula, and various points between. It’s well-worth the trip ticket." (Roger Zelazny)
I've read this book a few times over the years and it never fails to spark my imagination and hope for technology and humanity.
I love how Mr. Carver paints pictures in the mind with such deft brush strokes while allowing the characters to blaze forth in all their glory.
An amazing blueprint for AI design.
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