SILENTLY AND VERY FAST. N.p. WSFA Press, . Small octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Valente. AI novella, first published in CLARKESWORLD, 2011. Dual themes of evolution and alienation, as well as a quest and coming of age story, and an examination of the question: what is human? The evolution of an AI coming to "life" in successive bodies of a multigenerational family of robotic engineers. After a Man-Machine war, the ruined Earth is sparsely populated by Luddite humans (who revile the name of the matriarch founder of the robotic firm) and most of the machines exist on the Moon, or elsewhere off-planet. The sensitive, evolving childlike AI biomech, feared and hated by both tribes, leaves known space to explore the unknown and find love. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#157642).
"This edition of 500 signed and limited hardcover copies /was printed ... / ... / for WSFA Press in October 2011" on colophon page.