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Silently and Very Fast

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Silently and Very Fast

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Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: WSFA Press, 2011
Clarkesworld Magazine, 2011

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Artificial Intelligence
Mind Uploading
Mythic Fiction (SF)
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Hugo- and Nebula-nominated Novella

Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future.

Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great grandmother-a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote. But what they discover in their dreamworld might change them forever...

Read this story online for free at Clarkesworld: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


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