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The Kraken Project, Douglas Preston

Label
The Kraken Project
Title
The Kraken Project
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is designing a probe which will be dropped into the Kraken Mare, one of the methane seas of Titan. There, it will embark on a journey of exploration. As the probe is being tested at Goddard, things go awry, and an explosion kills seven scientists. The AI program in the probe, a powerful, self-modifying AI called "Dorothy," flees into the Internet. Series character Wyman Ford is tapped by the president's science advisor to track down the software with the help of Dorothy's creator, Melissa Shepherd. As the two of them trace Dorothy in her wanderings in cyberspace, they realize Dorothy's horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her--utterly. But for the better . . . or worse? At the same time, they learn Dorothy is being pursued by a pair of Wall Street high-frequency traders, who want to turn her into an algorithmic-trading slave-bot. Pursued relentlessly by the traders, Dorothy jumps out of the Internet into a child's toy robot, to hide. Now the only person standing between the murderous algo traders and Dorothy is a lonely, twelve-year-old boy living on an isolated bay on the coast of northern California. But is Dorothy bent on doing good . . . or on wiping out the cancer of the human race?"--
Member of
Summary
When a NASA accident kills seven scientists and enables a self-modifying artificial intelligence to escape into the Internet, Wyman Ford and the AI's creator, Melissa Shepherd, struggle to keep the evolving program out of the hands of scheming Wall Street traders. By the best-selling author of The Monster of Florence
Storyline
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304374
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R3982
LC item number
K73 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wyman Ford novels
Series volume
0004
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kraken Project, Douglas Preston
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/698/9780765317698/image/lgcover.9780765317698.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5671502
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780765317698
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014013007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn875675117
  • (OCoLC)875675117
Label
The Kraken Project, Douglas Preston
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/698/9780765317698/image/lgcover.9780765317698.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5671502
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780765317698
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014013007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn875675117
  • (OCoLC)875675117

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