The Kraken Project

Preston, Douglas J.

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Kraken Project
"NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is designing a probe which will be dropped into the Kraken Mare, one of the methane seas of Titan. There, it will embark on a journey of exploration. As the probe is being tested at Goddard, things go awry, and an explosion kills seven scientists. The AI program in the probe, a powerful, self-modifying AI called "Dorothy," flees into the Internet. Series character Wyman Ford is tapped by the president's science advisor to track down the software with the help of Dorothy's creator, Melissa Shepherd. As the two of them trace Dorothy in her wanderings in cyberspace, they realize Dorothy's horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her--utterly. But for the better . . . or worse? At the same time, they learn Dorothy is being pursued by a pair of Wall Street high-frequency traders, who want to turn her into an algorithmic-trading slave-bot. Pursued relentlessly by the traders, Dorothy jumps out of the Internet into a child's toy robot, to hide. Now the only person standing between the murderous algo traders and Dorothy is a lonely, twelve-year-old boy living on an isolated bay on the coast of northern California. But is Dorothy bent on doing good . . . or on wiping out the cancer of the human race?"--

Publisher: New York, NY :, Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates book,, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 1466854553
Characteristics: 352 pages ;,25 cm


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Dec 21, 2014
  • rahmmie rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is sadly not an original idea for a plot. Furthermore, despite being a huge Preston fan, this book felt unfinished and seemed to jump around from one phylosophical issue to another. Yes, the whole chase is exciting but ultimately, not up to the quality of previous work by Preston

Jul 02, 2014

Interesting premise and frightening. Fast read.

Jun 30, 2014
  • Happyvalley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I have ever read. It is an amazing story with a great plot which includes clever twists and human interaction.


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Jun 11, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Jun 11, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

why do human beings deceive themselves?

Jun 11, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

and now the FBI's coming for you hammer and tongs.


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