Jordan Mason, on the terraformed planet Venus, has visions. Kidnapped by Calandria May, he is desperate to find the meaning of his visions, desperate enough to call down the Winds that destroy technology to protect the created environment. As a result, he escapes and sets out to find his destiny.
After terrifying and titanic struggles, a godlike artificial intelligence gone rogue has finally been destroyed. But not before it scattered seeds of itself throughout the galaxy. On the terraformed planet Ventus, benign AIs -- the godlike Winds - which shaped and guarded its transformation, have fallen silent. Calandria May is sent down to the surface where she quickly finds that an extension of the rogue AI, a cyborg called Armiger, has planted a strange and powerful device in a young man named Jordan Mason. Jordan has visions. He is desperate to find their meaning and source -- desperate enough to risk awakening the Winds, perhaps invoking the power that can destroy technology to protect the environment they created. Ventus is an epic journey across a fascinating planet with two big mysteries -- why have the Winds fallen silent? And is Armiger, or Jordan, carrying a Resurrection Seed?
"Dramatically effective and a milestone in science fiction about nanotech and fine-grained distributed systems." - Vernor Vinge "A fast-moving, entertaining, and intriguing novel." --L. E. Modesitt, Jr. "The glowing, intricate plot arises organically from [the] stunningly inventive backdrop. . . . Delightful and engaging, both intellectually and viscerally: a superb achievement." -"Kirkus "(starred review)
Ventus by Karl Schroeder
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St Martin's Press
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