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Condemned to death at the age of nine for his ability to manipulate the Web, which links the many worlds of humanity, Grailer must go underground, hiding his skills and testing his powers. Original.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 5th 1992 by Tor Books (first published 1980)
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I remember being somewhat shocked when I read it of how accurate a prediction of the www it was, written way way back in 1980. I was an incurable sf junkie when I was a teen and this is one of the few books that where some extrapolatin just feels right - oh, not the setting, which IIRC is very sfictional, but the concept of what the web is and works, surprisingly right.

About the book itself, he wrote better but then again he wrote worse also. I am a fan of his style, though it might not be for e...more
I read this ages ago but left it on a Greyhound bus and never finished it. Should pick it up again at some point.
Jun 26, 2007 Joseph added it
Recommends it for: cyberpunks
The first true cyberpunk novel, and still a strong read.
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Web of Angels by John M. Ford (1992)
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John Milo "Mike" Ford was a science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer and poet.

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