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ewgf
January 7th, 2009, 11:50 AM
A few years ago I read a science-fiction novel basically about a psychiatrist/psycologist who gets a call from a world renown inventor and genius to go to work for him on his island, and when she gets there she finds out that her job is to psyco-analyse a sentient computer that he and his company have built. I can't remember much else about it, but I'm fairly sure it's a relatively modern book, i.e. 1990 onwards.

Thanks for any answers.

Rob B
January 7th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Sounds like you might be describing one of the possible plots of the TV show Lost

ewgf
January 7th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Sounds like you might be describing one of the possible plots of the TV show Lost

Maybe (I've never watched Lost), but this was definately a full length novel.

ewgf
January 10th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Thanks to Kevin Reilly on comps.sys.sinclair, I have the answer (he's right, I checked). He says:


That's "Society Of The Mind" by Eric L. Harry, from 1997. An interesting
read -- I particularly liked his vision of a 'holodeck' that uses a
full-body feedback suit and VR, almost achievable with current
technology -- but not in the same league as the earlier Clancy-esque
technothriller war stories that launched his writing career.