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Pursuing his dream to extend life--perhaps indefinitely--through the use of artificial intelligence, computer genius Jack Messenger teams up with scientist Juliet Spring, until a series of macabre accidents befalls his family

Blackwell North Amer
Joe Messenger is an award-winning specialist in artificial intelligence. The son of a cryonics pioneer, he believes that people can be made to live forever. But he also knows that merely freezing the body is not enough; without one's brain - one's consciousness - a cryonically preserved person will be incomplete. Joe, a computer genius, devises a way to download the human brain into a supercomputer called ARCHIVE.
Joe's wife, Karen, finds his cutting-edge research increasingly disturbing, particularly his obsessive work on ARCHIVE, which is developing signs of a distinct and sinister personality. Karen's complaint that ARCHIVE is beginning to dominate their lives is not idle paranoia - it is truer than even she realizes.
Karen and Joe's marriage is further threatened when he falls for Juliet Spring, a gifted young scientist whose loveliness is matched by her keen insight into Joe's work. But just as the pair are on the brink of a scientific breakthrough, a series of macabre accidents befall Joe, Karen, and their son, Jack - clearly the work of some malevolent force. It becomes increasingly evident that the obsessions that have shaped Joe's life are about to blow his family apart.

Baker
& Taylor

Pursuing his dream to extend life--perhaps indefinitely--through the use of artificial intelligence, computer genius Jack Messenger teams up with scientist Juliet Spring, until a series of macabre accidents befalls his family. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Villard, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679437338
0679437339
Branch Call Number: SF JAM
Characteristics: x, 469 p. ; 24 cm.

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