IMPLIED SPACES a new novel from WALTER JON WILLIAM
I M P L I E D S P A C E S
a new novel from New York Times best-selling author
WALTER JON WILLIAMS
A June 2008 Release
Aristide, a semi-retired computer scientist turned swordsman, is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning amid the accidents of architecture in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence. While exploring the pre-technological world Midgarth, one of four dozen pocket universes created within a series of vast, orbital matrioshka computer arrays, Aristide uncovers a fiendish plot threatening to set off a nightmare scenario, perhaps even bringing about the ultimate Existential Crisis: the end of civilization itself.
Traveling the pocket universes with his wormhole-edged sword Tecmessa in hand and talking cat Bitsy, avatar of the planet-sized computer Endora, at his side, Aristide must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction.
From Walter Jon Williams comes Implied Spaces, a new novel of post-singularity action, pyrotechnics, and intrigue. Williams, whose name has long been synonymous with state-of-the-art science fiction, builds on the prophetic futurism of Vernor Vinge and Charles Stross, adding his own brand of poetic prose, masterful plotting, and engaging storytelling.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Walter Jon Williams is a two-time winner of the Nebula Award, a five-time finalist for the Hugo Award, and a New York Times best-selling author. He is the author of several novels, including Hardwired, Metropolitan, Angel Station, and the Dread Empire's Fall series. He is part of the "Sigma" think-tank, a group of science fiction writers working with the Department of Homeland Security to avert terrorist threats.
PRAISE FOR WALTER JON WILLIAMS
- "What happens when technology reaches the casements of reality? The answers to that question may dominant the rest of humankind's Experience. In Implied Spaces Walter Jon Williams wraps excellent adventure around this core question, and gives insights from a number of different perspectives." — Vernor Vinge, author of A Fire Upon the Deep and Rainbows End
- "Walter Jon Williams really knows how to play power chords in the key of 'sense of wonder': and in Implied Spaces he's gone to town on the guitar solo!" — Charles Stross, author of Halting State and Accelerando
- "Implied Spaces pioneers a new genre of SF--the 'Sword & Singularity' novel. Williams combines fantasy tropes believably with nanotech, bleeding-edge infotech speculation, classic smashing-planets space opera and intriguingly human, or possibly post-human characters along with a fast-moving plot and a quirky sense of humor in a mélange that's cosmological, theological, ontological, comic, and thoroughly entertaining." — S. M. Stirling, author of Dies the Fire and The Sunrise Lands
by Walter Jon Williams
(Science Fiction / 978-1-59780-125-6 / $24.95 / 256 pages)
a Night Shade Books hardcover / June 2008
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Other Walter Jon Williams titles currently available from Night Shade Books:
(trade paperback / 978-1-59780-062-4 / $14.95 / 280 pages)
Voice of the Whirlwind
(trade paperback / 978-1-59780-062-4 / $14.95 / 225 pages)