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Starswarm : a Jupiter novel

Author: Jerry Pournelle
Publisher: New York : TOR, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight. One day, finally daring to ask the voice some tough questions, Kip discovers that his computer scientist parents implanted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantastic fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Pournelle
ISBN: 0312861834 9780312861834
OCLC Number: 38379086
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 349 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Jerry Pournelle.

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Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight. One day, finally daring to ask the voice some tough questions, Kip discovers that his computer scientist parents implanted an artificial intelligence chip in his skull, which connects with a powerful mainframe computer via satellite. He also learns that his parents died under suspicious circumstances. And that his very existence is a well-kept secret that will soon come to light, putting his own life and the whole of outpost Starswarm in grave danger.

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