Speed Of Dark
Lou is different to 'normal' people. He interacts with the world in a way they do not understand. He might not see the things they see, however, but he also sees many things they do not. Lou is autistic. One of his skills is an ability to find patterns in data: extraordinary, complex, beautiful... show more
Lou is different to 'normal' people. He interacts with the world in a way they do not understand. He might not see the things they see, however, but he also sees many things they do not. Lou is autistic. One of his skills is an ability to find patterns in data: extraordinary, complex, beautiful patterns that not even the most powerful computers can comprehend. The company he works for has made considerable sums of money from Lou's work. But now they want Lou to change - to become 'normal' like themselves. And he must face the greatest challenge of his life. To understand the speed of dark. SPEED OF DARK is a powerful near-future thriller, the theme of which is both universal and intensely personal. It is dedicated to the author's own autistic son, and to other parents of autistic children, 'in the hope that they also find that delight in difference'. Find out more about this title and others at .orbitbooks
Publish date: November 7th 2002
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Lou Arrendale is a brilliant man, with a regular job and hobbies. He also happens to be the last of a generation left behind of medical advances used to treat neurological deviations pre-birth. The world around him sees his diagnosis before they see the man or the mind that he possesses, and the c...
This is a fantastic book where the primary POV character is an autistic man. It's set in the near future, where most autism (and other diseases, etc.) have been cured at birth or in infancy. The main character, Lou, is part of the last generation of autistics, born too late to be cured in infancy, b...
Amazon's e-book samples are too short, only about 18 pages in length, good luck applying that ol’ “50 pages rule” here. Fortunately The Speed of Dark (2003 Nebula Award winner) is immediately intriguing and I was sold on it by the end of the short sample. I keep hearing good things about [a: Elizabe...
The spine says sci-fi fantasy, it's not. Well, I guess it's sci-fi because it takes places in the near future? But there's no flying cars, no robots doing all our work..it's just like it is now except a few small changes. Anyways, the story is about Lou, a person with autism. You follow him around s...
It's hard to know what to say about this novel. From one perspective I really enjoyed it; it was different, and I really liked the main character Lou. The novels I enjoy most are the ones where the character’s (good or bad) go through some sort of a transition or process in a novel. I don’t even car...
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