- Author:Charles Platt
- Publisher:Spectra; First Edition edition (February 1, 1991)
- Subcategory:Science Fiction
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In "The Silicon Man," Charles Platt aims at providing a technically plausible approach to uploading.
In "The Silicon Man," Charles Platt aims at providing a technically plausible approach to uploading. The plot, such as it is, involves an FBI agent who, while investigating illegal trafficking in a special kind of gun, stumbles upon a group of scientists working on a publicly-funded project thought to have been a money sink, but which has actually succeeded beyond the wildest dreams.
Platt's novel The Silicon Man has been endorsed by William Gibson as "A plausible, well-crafted .
Platt's novel The Silicon Man has been endorsed by William Gibson as "A plausible, well-crafted narrative exploring cyberspace in a wholly new and very refreshing way". As a fiction writer, Charles Platt has also used pseudonyms: Aston Cantwell (1983), Robert Clarke (Less Than Human, a science-fiction comedy of 1986) and Charlotte Prentiss (historical and prehistory novels, between 1981 and 1999).
The Silicon Man book. Charles Platt (born in London, England, 1945) is the author of 41 fiction and nonfiction books, including science-fiction novels such as The Silicon Man and Protektor (published in paperback by Avon Books). He has also written non-fiction, particularly on the subjects of computer technology and cryonics, as well as teaching and working in these fields.
Platt pushes the science and technology reasonably far, but the concept still seems a little unbelievable. As for the book itself, it has it's moments. For a 1991 work of fiction some of the ideas were pretty good at the time (but now dated
Platt pushes the science and technology reasonably far, but the concept still seems a little unbelievable. Happily, that doesn't detract from the novel, which I finished in basically one sitting. For a 1991 work of fiction some of the ideas were pretty good at the time (but now dated. Platt, the author, has thought a lot about the details of how to upload a mind into a computer, and some of the moral and philosophical implications of it. The end was an interesting twist, which was good to see. But I really had a bit of an issue with the writing style itself.
The Silicon Man tells an intensely human, suspenseful story showing how it may be done, sooner rather than later. Nominated for the John W. Campbell award and the Philip K. Dick award.
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The Silicon Man. (1991) (A book in the Cortext series) A novel by Charles Platt. Awards Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee) John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee). A science fiction novel about a team of renegade scientists working on a project to download human intelligence into a vast array of computer memory, but an FBI agent senses something sinister. Genre: Science Fiction. Similar books by other authors. Platt charles.
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The Silicon Man & Protektor Paperback – 5 May 2015. by Charles Platt (Author). Can human intelligence thrive in computer hardware The Silicon Man tells an intensely human, suspenseful story showing how it may be done. William Gibson praised it as a plausible, well-crafted narrative exploring cyberspace in a wholly new and very refreshing way. The Washington Post described it as a well-plotted, fast-paced, and imaginative look into the future. a book where ideas drive the plot. Above all, Platt's work is full of surprises.