9th Week Thursday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m.
Winter Term's book is The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston
Bring your lunch and join us in the library for an engaging conversation about the book and author. Have you already read the book? Join us anyway; we'd love to hear your thoughts.
Genre: Science Fiction/Suspense
NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the Internet.
“Preston sells the premise by sheer force of will: his characters are so compelling, his storytelling so persuasive, that we buy it all completely, at least as long as we're inside the book. Bravo.” —David Pitt, Booklist
“Takes a fantastic idea and makes it real. Artificial intelligence and cyber warfare are not the stuff of science fiction anymore.” —Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Trident
“Wickedly smart and tremendously entertaining!”—Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Hell or Richmond
The book is available in various formats through the Genesee District Library, and through Interlibrary Loan at Kettering Library.
Available Genesee District Library formats:
- Downloadable audiobook
- Playaway audiobook (walkman-like portable audio device)
- Audiobook on CD
- Physical book
- Large print book
Mary McNally (x7816)