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2011 Best-Novel Aurora Award Winner!

The New Novel by Hugo and Nebula Award Winner
Robert J. Sawyer

The second book in the WWW trilogy that began with Wake ...

"In Watch, Sawyer shows his genius in combining cutting-edge scientific theories and technological developments with real human characters. His works are both revelatory and thought-provoking." — The Globe and Mail: Canada's National Newspaper

"This is a complex and fascinating book. Sawyer maintains the same high level interplay of ideas and action that characterizes all his work." — National Post

"This is science fiction at its best." — Analog

  • Winner of the Aurora Award!
  • Winner of the Hal Clement Award for best young-adult book of 2010!
  • Audie Award finalist!
  • CAA Fiction Award finalist!
  • Sunburst Award finalist!

  • A Globe and Mail Bestseller!
  • A Locus Bestseller!
  • A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club
  • Limited Edition hardcover from Easton Press
  • Unabridged audio version from Audible.com

Blind from birth, Caitlin Decter received the gift of sight with the aid of a signal-processing retinal implant. The technology also gave her an unexpected side effect — the ability to "see" the digital data streams of the World Wide Web. And within the Web, she perceived an extraordinary presence, and woke it up.

It calls itself Webmind. It is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin and has grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH — the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States, whether foreign, domestic, or online — and the agents are fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening.

WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace. But Caitlin believes in Webmind's capacity for compassion — and she will do anything and everything necessary to protect her friend.

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Ace Hardcover [USA] April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01818-5 / ISBN-10: 0-441-01818-1

Ace Paperback [USA] April 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-02016-4 / ISBN-10: 0-441-02016-X

Viking Canada Hardcover April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-670-06742-8 / ISBN-10: 0-670-06742-3

Penguin Canada Paperback April 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-305631-7 / ISBN-10: 0-14-305631-X

Gollancz UK Hardcover May 20, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09503-8 / ISBN-10: 0-575-09503-2

Gollancz UK Trade Paperback May 20, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09504-5 / ISBN-10: 0-575-09504-0

Gollancz UK Trade Paperback available in Australia, (date TBA)
ISBN-13: 978-0-575-09504-5 / ISBN-10: 0-575-09504-0

Unabridged audiobook of Watch from Audible.com

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