The Cosmic Computer
by H. Beam Piper
Publisher: ManyBooks 1963
Number of pages: 200
Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, 'The Junkyard Planet', with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity.
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by William Olaf Stapledon - Feedbooks
A poetic and deeply philosophical work, the true classics of SF. The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and ultimately argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from our inevitable anthropomorphism.
by Robert Sheckley - ManyBooks
Thrilling novel in a future with a gulag planet. Philosophical interesting as the author goes to extremes eradicating all crime on Earth, creating a black/white world. First appeared under the title Omega in Amazing Science Fiction Stories.
by Ryan Grabow - Splashdown Books
Brandon feels like a dying ember. He's jobless and feels worthless, and falling in love has only made his problem worse. In an authoritarian and overstimulated 22nd-century America, all he can do is indulge in the computer-simulated fantasies...
by Peter Watts - Tor Books
Peter Watts's first novel explores the last mysterious place on earth -- the floor of a deep sea rift. Channer Vent is a zone of freezing darkness that belongs to shellfish the size of boulders and crimson worms three meters long...