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Author Higgins, C. A. (Caitlin A.), author.

Title Supernova : book two of the Lightless trilogy / C.A. Higgins.

Publication Info. New York : Del Rey, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC HIG    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Fiction - JHLY-14  FIC HIGGI LIGHT 2    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Speculative Fiction - MPLG-1  SF HIG    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Science Fiction-Fantasy - RIPG-1  SF HIGGINS    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Fiction - TRBB-2  FIC HIG    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 290 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "C. A. Higgins's acclaimed novel Lightless fused suspenseful storytelling, high-caliber scientific speculation, and richly developed characters into a stunning science fiction epic. Now the dazzling Supernova heightens the thrills and deepens the haunting exploration of technology and humanity--and the consequences that await when the two intersect. Once Ananke was an experimental military spacecraft. But a rogue computer virus transformed it--her--into something much more: a fully sentient artificial intelligence, with all the power of a god--and all the unstable emotions of a teenager. Althea, the ship's engineer and the last living human aboard, nearly gave her life to save Ananke from dangerous saboteurs, forging a bond as powerful as that between mother and daughter. Now she devotes herself completely to Ananke's care. But teaching a thinking, feeling machine--perhaps the most dangerous force in the galaxy--to be human proves a monumental challenge. When Ananke decides to seek out Matthew Gale, the terrorist she regards as her father, Althea learns that some bonds are stronger than mortal minds can understand--or control. Drawn back toward Earth by the quest, Althea and Ananke will find themselves in the thick of a violent revolution led by Matthew's sister, the charismatic leader Constance, who will stop at nothing to bring down a tyrannical surveillance state. As the currents of past decisions and present desires come into stark collision, a new and fiery future is about to be born"-- Provided by publisher.
"The events of Lightless set off a revolution that torches the oppressive government surveillance state--and instates a new ruler who may prove just as tyrannical. But the story finds the human element in this political saga: Constance, the leader of the revolution, has won the galaxy, but may be losing her soul. Althea, the heroine of Lightless, has devoted her life to protecting her ship--which has now become sentient, and is learning what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women engineers -- Fiction.
Artificial intelligence -- Fiction.
Space ships -- Fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure.
FICTION / Action & Adventure.
Artificial intelligence. (OCoLC)fst00817247
Space ships. (OCoLC)fst01127844
Women engineers. (OCoLC)fst01177630
Genre/Form Political fiction.
Science fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Political fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726702
ISBN 9780553394450 (hardcover : acid-free paper) $27.00
0553394452 (hardcover : acid-free paper) $27.00

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