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Blind Lake

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Robert Charles Wilson

From Publishers Weekly  Wilson (The Chronoliths) grapples with the ineffable in a superior SF thriller notable for credible characters and a well-crafted plot. In the mid-21st century, revolutionary new technology allows scientists to watch … see full wiki

Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books (August 2, 2003)
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Review of Robert Charles Wilson's Blind Lake

  • Mar 7, 2009
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+3
This is one of those novels difficult to review because it has both strengths and weaknesses. Overall, however, I enjoyed it because the characters are well drawn and interesting.

Blind Lake is a federal research installation that through a quantum computing device can observe life on another planet. Suddenly, the installation is quarantined and nobody trapped at Blind Lake knows why. The quantum computer appears to have become self-aware and it, or another alien form, is also watching us by following around a key character in the book. The plot device itself is a little thin and the mystery pretty remains by the end without a clear denouement. In the context of this novel that is okay and makes sense. Wilson provides a bit of unique take on quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and life on other planets.

I certainly wouldn't call this a great novel but it is entertaining.

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