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The Silicon Mind Paperback – December 26, 2007
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About the Author
The author was born in a highly-educated matriarchal family of the lush green state of Kerala, India. After obtaining a Ph.D, she pursued a career in Physics as a teacher and researcher, with interest in Condensed Matter and Non-linear Physics, at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She has published several research papers in various scientific journals. Breaking the traditional norms of Hindu society, she opted for an inter-caste and inter-state marriage, choosing a Maharashtrian Brahmin colleague as her life partner. She has a son who is a corporate settled in Canada. After remaining an academic for two decades, she took voluntary retirement to pursue her passion for writing. Apart from web-surfing, reading and writing, she enjoys intellectual discussions, specially on the brain, mind, knowledge and consciousness, an outcome of which is this book. She loves to be in new places all the time as it invigorates her and boosts her creative urge. She is passionately involved in charity work for orphans and helpless people all over India.
Top Customer Reviews
As it is the case with most Sci-fi novels , we see a very very intelligent and ambitious scientist “Ray”, this man and his team develop a neural chip that has wonderful features. All they need now is a person (a la guinea pig) on whom they can experiment. Dr. Aman Kapoor, a reputed doctor meets with a deadly accident one night and his life takes curious twists and turns later on. How Aman ends up becoming Ray’s guinea pig and ends up as the bearer of the chip is something you ought to read from the book.
The story begins with Aman becoming a sample in Ray’s laboratory, what changes does this chip bring in Aman’s life? What do those changes do to Aman? How will Aman handle the changes ? How will the chip and the biological mind interact? What sorts of pleasure/ pain will Aman face as a result of all this? Are there people who can help him? Who all would stand by his side? How would Ray respond to all this ? Read the book to get all the details.
The plot and the eye for detail are the most important things for any sci-fi novel and the author Manikarnika Lagu comes across as person with an authority over the subject she speaks, the way she writes about the human body, the brain and the she expects the technology to develop in the days to come ….. all this would the leave the reader awestruck. The author has indeed researched her subject well. The author was also economical with the characters.Read more ›