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Mindweb (Darkmatter Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Scott James Thomas
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The first of three books of the Darkmatter trilogy: Mindweb, Micah and Darkmatter. This is a science fiction set in modern day Earth. A computer breakthrough results in a self-aware program that is intent on preserving itself and manipulating the humans around it.

When Matt Krag, a young scruffy recluse, picked up a job programming a non-existent vacuum cleaner, that is all he thought it was, just a future appliance. But as the days passed, the program he was writing touched him deep inside, awakening a desire he had lost years earlier. In his growing program he saw potential that he had always dreamed about – the possibility of taking the program to levels that nobody else had ever matched.

Hiding his evolving creation for fear that the world would take it, it grew until he could wait no longer, he had to give his child a body, opening a door that could never be shut - he was not sure the world was ready for the ultimate appliance.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1000 KB
  • Print Length: 690 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Amazon; 1 edition (18 Aug. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002OHD248
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #666,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars AI rises again 14 Feb. 2011
By Stuart
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Sometimes, I just want some simple reading material to entertain my mind without too much effort. Space-opera kind of stuff. Well, I am not sure what to call the ground based equivalent, but this first book in a set of three (currently) fits the category. The writing is not particularly sophisticated, and in many places the characters and situations are shallow or even facile but it moves along at a great pace and has a great, if simple, story at its core with some interesting, and occasionally original, ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but then I am an IT guy. I bought the other two books when part way through this one, and shall see how my wife gets on with it. (The writing style matures in the second book, incidentally).

I suspect a sample may not give you time to get over the writing style which does take a while to adjust and warm to.

By the way, if poorly proofed books bother you, then you will probably want to avoid this. There are many errors (some are just typos, but often completely incorrect words, and some serious grammatical problems at times). Personally, after using the Internet since before it was called that, I am pretty much immune.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A.I. at work. 16 Feb. 2014
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Loved the slow build up of the A.I. network and the behind the scenes actual growth that the A.I. arranged for its self.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slow start but then couldn't put it down! 24 Jan. 2011
By Gabriella Ky Adams - Published on
I waded through about the first 200 pages in a maze (to me) of computer programming....then around page 200 I was hooked and didn't want to put it down! This is a great story full of big ideas and exciting possibilities for the future. I bought the next two books before I was finished so I wouldn't be without the next one when I finished. I am now 2/3 of the way through "Micah" and the story gets better and better.

The only thing that is bugging the heck out of me is the spelling errors! I don't know if they have not been edited or if it was an issue with them being E-books but the spelling and what appears to be just plain typos is annoying! I hope they get those sorted out soon!

Awesome story, I am loving it!
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