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Menoetius Paperback – November 7, 2008
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About the Author
Jeff Lait is a Senior Mathematician at Side Effects Software Inc. where he currently writes fluid simulators for Houdini, a visual effects program. His hobbies include developing roguelike video games, the most famous of which is POWDER, found at http://www.zincland.com/powder. As evidenced by the existence of this book, his hobbies also extend to writing science fiction. When not working or playing with computers he can be found in the company of his wife and daughter, sometimes going entire hours without checking email.
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The technical details seem reasonable assuming the standard science fiction suspension of disbelief without anything too far out there.
If you enjoy the writings of Vernor Vinge, for reasons other than his unique aliens which are not present here, you will probably enjoy this book.
intelligent. A universe where an AI will complain about long work
hours, go on strike for wage increases, or even play a video game to
relax. A universe where AIs compete with biological life for limited
In Menoetius, Jeff Lait takes us on a charming and humorous space
adventure. The exotic locations (a black hole, a pirate planet)
provide a fanciful backdrop for this rip-roaring adventure.
Though sometimes a little technical, Jeff Lait shows his scientific
background by providing plausible reasoning for all the marvelous
technology that fills the universe of Menoetius. By providing a
logical premise, the reader is not required to suspend belief and can
fully enjoy the rich milieu.
Beyond a simple space adventure, Menoetius provides a wealth of ideas
and a unique vision of the world of tomorrow.