The Unseen World (Hardcover)

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Ada has a unique upbringing as the only daughter of a brilliant but awkward computer scientist. She loses him to dementia as a teenager, but as an adult returns to finish his work in artificial intelligence. A great atmospheric portrait of 1980s Boston, perfect for fans of Soul of a New Machine and The Imitation Game.

Sarah

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Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David's mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David's colleagues. Soon she embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. What Ada discovers on her journey into a virtual universe will keep the reader riveted until The Unseen World's heart-stopping, fascinating conclusion.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393241686
ISBN-10: 0393241688
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 464
Language: English