William Hertling

Avogadro Corp

Avogadro Corp by William Hertling
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fiction Fantasy, Suspense
For readers of:Daniel Suarez, Cory Doctorow, Ramez Naam, Walter Jon Williams, Charles Stross
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Print Length240
ISBN0984755705
PublisherLiquididea Press
Publication Date12/1/2011
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence.

David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda.

About the Author

William Hertling is the author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. These near-term science-fiction novels about the technological singularity have been called "frighteningly plausible," "tremendous," "must read."

Avogadro Corp won Forewords Review Science Fiction Book of the Year and A.I. Apocalypse was nominated for the Prometheus Award for Best Novel. The Last Firewall was endorsed by tech luminaries including Harper Reed (CTO for Obama Campaign), Ben Huh (CEO Cheezburger), and Brad Feld (Foundry Group).

Hertling has been influenced by writers such as William Gibson, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, and Walter Jon Williams.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up a digital native in the early days of bulletin board systems. His first experiences with net culture occurred when he wired seven phone lines into the back of his Apple //e to build an online chat system.

He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

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