HALO. New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. When the Board of Sentrax Halo terminates an experiment on their high orbital station, they crash Aleph, a computer developing its own personality in a virtual reality environment, and Halo is in danger of a catastrophic fall to Earth. The author's first -- and only novel to date -- "moves from a cyberpunk Earth to a space habitat, engaging en route in an intense contemplation of the nature of artificial intelligence in a virtual-reality environment. The tale is intermittently hectic, but charged with energy. Maddox has published nothing in the field since 1992." - John Clute, SFE (online). "Remarkable SF treatment of robots and artificial intelligence." - Bruce Sterling. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#93158).
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