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The Resource Autonomous

Autonomous

Label
Autonomous
Title
Autonomous
Statement of responsibility
Annalee Newitz
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Language
eng
Summary
"Autonomous is to biotech and AI what Neuromancer was to the Internet."—Neal Stephenson"Something genuinely and thrillingly new in the naturalistic, subjective, paradoxically humanistic but non-anthropomorphic depiction of bot-POV—and all in the service of vivid, solid storytelling."—William GibsonWhen anything can be owned, how can we be freeEarth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack's drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand.And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied
Summary
Big Pharma is watching you. In a near-future society dominated by multinational corporations, drug pirate Jack Chen reverse-engineers expensive medications and distributes free copies to those who can't afford the real thing. As a result, her activities have attracted the attention of the International Property Coalition, which sends military robot Paladin and Paladin's human partner, Eliasz, to apprehend Jack. With its noir-tinged dystopian setting, suspenseful plot, and themes of bioethics and artificial intelligence, this debut may remind readers of William Gibson's Neuromancer. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
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10571485
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Autonomous
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:855cada7-7f7f-48c6-8020-c3415c6790e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780765392091
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Autonomous
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:855cada7-7f7f-48c6-8020-c3415c6790e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780765392091
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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