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Robert J. Sawyer (Reading & Signing)

Thursday Jun 04 2009 7:30 pm, Saskatoon, Prairie Ink Restaurant

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Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. When a Japanese researcher develops a new signal-processing implant that might give her sight, she jumps at the chance, flying to Tokyo for the operation. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. Once the implant is activated, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the world wide web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something some other lurking in the background. And it's getting smarter ...

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto, Canada. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. He is spending June and July 2009 as the Writer In Residence at the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron in Saskatoon. Visit his Website at www.sfwriter.com.

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