This has been on my to-read list for quite a while, but I’ve put it off because it was the first of a series and I knew that I would love it so much that I wouldn’t be able to put it down. I was right. I absolutely adored this book and it was almost impossible to put it down and work or do other things.
While I won’t pretend to be able to define consciousness, I will say that it’s a topic that intrigues me after reading this book and I am looking forward to exploring it in the next books!
The starship Earthling, filled with thousands of hybernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship’s three Organic Mental Cores, disembodied human brains that control the vessel’s functions, go insane. An emergency skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: to create an artificial consciousness in the Earthling’s primary computer, which could guide them to their destination . . . or could destroy the human race.
Frank Herbert’s classic novel that begins the epic Pandora Sequence (written with Bill Ransom), which also includes The Jesus Incident, The Lazarus Effect, and The Ascension Factor.