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SKYNET MEETS THE MATRIX in two novels from New York Times best-selling author, and legendary science fiction storyteller, James Hogan. Contains Two Faces of Tomorrow and Real Time Interrupt.
Skynet and The Matrix have got nothing on James Hogan in this great two-novel collection.
Two Faces of Tomorrow Midway through the 21st century, a proposed major software upgrade–an artificial intelligence–will give the world communications system an unprecedented degree of independent decision-making. Now to fully assess the system, a new space-station habitat is deployed with an A.I. named Spartacus. The idea is that if Spartacus gets out of hand, the system can be shut down and the station destroyed–unless, that is, Spartacus decides to take matters into its own hands and take the fight to Earth.
Realtime Interrupt Joe Corrigan awakens in a hospital to find that his life no longer exists. As director of the supersecret Oz Project, his job was to create a computerized environment virtually indistinguishable from reality. Oz failed. Now Joe, left alone to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, Joe finds himself in an unfamiliar world–a world where nothing is quite as it should be. Now Joe must discover a terrible truth about his new world–and figure out how to get out alive!
About James P. Hogan: “Readers who like their science hard will find this one a diamond.” – Publishers Weekly on James P. Hogan’s Mission to Minerva
“…cutting edge scientific approach…truly fascinating and highly enjoyable…”– Starlog
“Stimulating and provocative.” – Kirkus on James P. Hogan’s ground-breaking Cradle of Saturn
“Pure science fiction…Arthur C. Clarke, move over.” – Isaac Asimov
James P. Hogan was a science fiction writer in the grand tradition, combining informed and accurate speculation from the cutting edge of science and technology with suspenseful story-telling and living, breathing characters. Born in London in 1941, he worked as digital system engineer and sales executive for several major computer firms before turning to writing full-time in 1979. His first novel, Inherit the Stars was greeted by Isaac Asimov with the rave, "Pure science fiction . . . Arthur Clarke, move over!" and his subsequent work quickly consolidated his reputation as a major SF author. He wrote over thirty novels, non fiction works, and mixed collections, including the New York Times bestsellers The Proteus Operation and Endgame Enigma and the Prometheus Award Winning novels Voyage from Yesteryear and The Multiplex Man. He was born in England and lived for twenty years in the USA, then moved to the west coast of Ireland, where he died in 2010.