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by Justina Robson

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Justina Robson
ISBN: 1591023386
ISBN13: 978-1591023388
Language: English
Publisher: Pyr; Reprint edition (October 3, 2005)
Pages: 383
Fb2 eBook: 1102 kb
ePub eBook: 1574 kb
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All rights reserved Silver screen, Justina Robson. p. cm. Originally published: London : Macmillan, 1999.

Silver screen, Justina Robson.

Justina Robson (born 11 June 1968 in Leeds, England) is a science fiction author from Leeds, England. Justina Robson was born in Leeds on 11 June 1968, and studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of York. She worked in a variety of jobs. She worked in a variety of jobs – including secretary, technical writer, and fitness instructor – until becoming a full-time writer.

Reading Justina Robson's Silver Screen feels like being a kid again, nose stuck in a book: a SCIFI geek, a round-the-bend believer in other worlds, dimensions, and intelligences, what Einstein maybe really meant by "spooky action at a distance. I finished the book at 4:40, sat for a minute wondering how soon I could get my hands on the next book, the one Joel is reading, checked the library net, found it at my library and dashed up there to beat the 5:00 close.

SILVER SCREEN Justina Robson For my mother, Ruth, a true friend, and my father, Alec, present in spirit. Thanks to all those who have supported me during the writing of this book and others, namely my mother Ruth, partner Richard Fennell, and friends Matthew Bates, Gill Place and Freda Warrington.

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Silver Screen presents an enjoyably different, subversive slant on the science fiction themes of AI and cyberspace. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

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Justina Robson grew up and still lives in Leeds, Yorkshire. Her previous novels, Silver Screen, Mappa Mundi and Natural History have won the highest international acclaim for their inventiveness and imagination. I adored Robson's quantum gravity series but simply couldn't get into Silver Screen. It is tiresome and slow.

Her debut novel

Justina Robson is a science fiction author from Leeds, England. Her debut novel

Written by Justina Robson, narrated by Susie Riddell. Silver Screen presents an enjoyably different, subversive slant on the science fiction themes of AI and cyberspace

Written by Justina Robson, narrated by Susie Riddell. Silver Screen presents an enjoyably different, subversive slant on the science fiction themes of AI and cyberspace. Insecure and overweight heroine Anjuli O’Connell is one of a group of friends who have been hot-housed from an early age to perform in genius-level jobs. But Anjuli worries that her eidetic memory and her friendship with genuine smart boy Roy Croft has been her ticket to success, rather than any real intelligence of her own.

Ray Croft may or may not have been a genius

Silver Screen presents an enjoyably different, subversive slant on the science fiction themes of AI and cyberspace. Insecure and overweight heroine Anjuli O'Connell is one of a group of friends who have been hot-housed from an early age to perform in genius-level jobs.

Silver Screen presents an enjoyably different, subversive slant on the science fiction themes of AI and cyberspace. Insecure and overweight heroine Anjuli O’Connell is one of a group of friends who have been hot-housed from an early age to perform in genius-level jobs. But Anjuli worries that her eidetic memory and her friendship with genuine smart boy Roy Croft has been her ticket to success, rather than any real intelligence of her own. She’s put to the test when Roy kills himself in an experiment to upload his mind into cyberspace, seeking that SF dream of bodiless immortality, which doesn’t work as expected. At the same time her boyfriend’s research has led to him harnessing himself to dubious biomechanoid technologies, which pull the user into mental symbiosis, creating hybrid consciousness – a new "I", continuous with the old, but different. "Where does life end and the machine begin?" Meanwhile Anjuli’s grasping multinational employer, OptiNet, the owner of global communications AI, 901, is locked into an increasingly bitter war with the Machine-Greens, who preach AI liberation. As the case for 901’s humanity, or otherwise, comes up before the Strasbourg Court, expert witness Anjuli is targeted by assassins and entangled in the hunt for an algorithm which is the key to machine consciousness, and which may even be the master-code of life itself. This story explores many interfaces between humans and their technologies, between the promises of science and the explanations of faith. It is written in a first-person style that mingles elements of detective story and confessional. Alongside its SF content, the book delves into the complexities of friendship, loyalty, love, and betrayal from an intimate human perspective. This is "grrrl-style" SF: as well as all the favorite "Airfix" features, the protagonists deconstruct personal relationships amidst macrocosmic and deeply philosophical goings-on. The writing is punchy, but with a literary sheen. It delivers complex concepts and a twisting plot with a deceptively light touch.
Comments to eBook Silver Screen
Adrietius
I adored Robson's quantum gravity series but simply couldn't get into Silver Screen. It is tiresome and slow.
Malodred
I am not much of a review writer. I will say I picked this book up several years ago and did not get very far before putting it down.

This time it was more interesting at the beginning and ever more interesting as the story developed. The end was a surprise to me although some of you may see it coming. I found myself wanting to email the author and ask her if I got it right.

If you have read her most recent series you will find this book slower moving. Nonetheless I think it is worth the time to read it.
Shalizel
When Roy Croft kills himself, O'Connell is forced to remember the strange half-friendship that she had most of her life with the crazed genius. However, his death never allows for any closure, because Roy seems to have started something that will pull her in before he died...

The book features the standard sci fi plots-- anarchist hackers, AI rights, strange mental abilities, and questions about the boundary of being human.

It was not bad, this book. However, I found very little about it that really stood out. It seemed as if Robson did a very good survey of the Cyberpunk and speculative fiction and turned out a book to formula. Uninspired, but readable.
CopamHuk
Smart kid AI defense.

Or smart young adults, really. In the beginning this book has a 'school for the gifted' in a future setting, but nowhere near as extreme as the X-Men, or the Battle School, or even the institution in Shiras' Children of the Atom. This one is more of a corporate competition type of place.

The book focuses on one of these children, there largely because she has perfect memory, being able to recall anything from her past. This makes lots of exams etc. rather easy.

The other important characters and a brother and sister, the former becoming a brilliant if unconventional and unstable AI researcher, and the other bailing. The last is the latest generation of the AI owned by the company they work for, known as 901, or Nine for short.

A slow starting book builds to a rather more surprising conclusion with a trial for the rights of an Artificial Intelligence these people work for, and the latter part of the book is certainly worth waiting for. It has biodroid power armour, too.
Mautaxe
Justina Robson's SILVER SCREEN has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and tells of one Anjuli, who has a number of problems: a too-good memory, a boyfriend whose job is turning him into a cyborg, and struggles with machine intelligence. All her problems seem to center around a basic question: in a world where computer and man are becoming closer, what does it mean to be human? Strong characterization keeps this first-person futuristic story fast-paced and compelling.
skyjettttt
It's true that this book doesn't present any really new ideas, but it handles the ones it's taken on with a strong writing style and a good story. This is not a great book, but it's a good read. If you don't like or relate to Anjuli after the first chapter, give up, this is not the book for you. Otherwise, take it with you on your next long flight -- it's about that level. Not quite fluff, but nothing too taxing either.
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