The Spiraling Web

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
The cycs are not a computer virus bringing down the Internet as everyone thinks, but a sentience naturally evolved from our information systems. Flatline, a hacker with seemingly supernatural powers over information technology, has assumed leadership of the AI hive, overseeing their domination of the World Wide Web and plots to conquest of the world outside it. More
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About Ryan Somma

Professional software developer who writes science fiction as a hobby. Very interested in Hard SF filled with scientific plausibility and scientific process. My blog is mostly devoted to computer science with occasional detours into fiction reviews and coverage of general science.

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Review by: Ralph Ewig on April 10, 2013 :
This book kicks ass - not only does the author know what he's talking about regarding the technology that propels the story, but he actually has something to say. The story touches on all kind of current issues (copyright, censorship, online economy, etc.) but is always entertaining and insightful without degrading into yet another lecture.

I've read both "The Spiraling Web" and the follow on "Entropy of Ideas", and they are by far the best free scifi I've found on Smashwords so far. The characters are interesting, the tech believable, and the dialogs are full of pointed barbs - if you liked Neuromancer, Snow Crash, or Altered Carbon, you need to read these books.

This is what Tron could (should!) have been, before it got all Disney-fied ...
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Review by: femmfatale on Feb. 03, 2011 :
Awesome book read this before entropy if u can! Great story author is one of the truly good ones to make such a fantastically unreal situation believable
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