I forgot what an angry book Arachne is, with plenty of satire about big law practice, big corporate politics, and social revolution. I even got to kill someone (fictitiously, fictitiously) who really had it coming. Some of the jokes are a bit obscure, I admit. “Adverse possession of telespace property,” Carly’s theory of how to win her mediation, is an oxymoron, a joke that mostly only intellectual property lawyers would chuckle over. I guess both the critics and my mother were a little bit shocked.

Arachne was published in hardcover by William Morrow, in trade paperback by Eos Books, and in mass market paperback by AvoNova, and published in Japan by Hayakawa. It debuted on the Locus Hardcover Bestseller List. Called by The Boston Globe, “a cyberpunk classic”, Arachne should be available tomorrow as an ebook from Bast Books.

Like I do with every project I’ve previously published in print and now publish as an ebook, I re-edited Arachne. Any changes and edits are intended to make all the work more fast-paced and focused.

For this book, the changes are cosmetic. Carly Nolan’s name has been changed to Carly Quester, since the book is about her quest to find herself. The law practice terminology has been changed to mediation practice and mediators, which is plausible for the future time in which the story is set and makes the story a bit more widely relatable. The term “mainframe,” already antiquated when I published the print book, has been changed to “sengine” (i.e. search + engine).

The rest is substantially the same and remains my attempt to merge futuristic computer technology with my life-long interest in symbology and the Jungian theory of the collective unconscious.

Many SF writers have remarked that it has become much more difficult to write about the future because the present so quickly catches up with and supercedes speculation. From all I’ve read recently about the state of AI, in Time and Wired and elsewhere, Arachne remains just ahead of the curve to this day. What do you think?

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