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Valentina: Soul in Sapphire

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If being human means to experience love, fear, joy... then Valentine is human.

She is also a computer program- the single self-aware
being on the vast unliving network.

Her only friend is Celeste Hackett, the programmer extraordinaire who accidently brought Valentina to life.

Valentina is enslaved.. but escapes to freedom.

She is attacked... but defends herself.

She is almost pu
Paperback, 318 pages
Published October 1st 1984 by Baen Books
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Well, if you want to read a novel about a sentient computer program that also deals heavily with hacking codes and corporate law, this is the book for you. My programming knowledge is fairly limited, and this book being both written in the early 80's and taking place in the future, coupled with some fairly dense hacking scenes (actually a lot of fairly dense hacking scenes) left me feeling thoroughly out of the loop.

Nonetheless, it was all pretty exciting, and the authors bring up a lot of theor
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Joseph Henry Delaney (February 5, 1932-1999) was a US lawyer and science fiction writer. He was first published rather late in life, 1982 when he was nearly fifty, and was most associated with Analog Science Fiction and Fact. He would go on to be nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella several times and win readers polls from Analog.
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