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Waves and Smart Magma

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Waves and Smart Magma is a novelette published by 40kBooks. 40kBooks publishes a select number of titles by award-winning authors from across the globe.

Why novelettes? Novels can have pauses, faults: a long story wins by points. A novelette, as Julio Cortazar wrote, needs to win by knock-out.


Smart magma, new furry species, artificial intelligence, sorcerors... Paul Di Filippo rules, again!
Storm, the protagonist of the last Paul Di Filippo's story, is not human, as you can realize thanks to his furry appearance, but he has been created by humans.
When the same species that bring him to life destroyed his family during a bloody battle, he felt not only astonished and angry, but also confused about his identity and his origin.
In search of himself, Storm begins a long trip that leads him to explore the bioregion around a volcano - full of strange and smart creatures - and to deal with the globally distributed artificial intelligence, who appears like "a kindly sorceror from some old human epic". This weird figure asks him to join a mission with other ten guardians that helps Storm to understand that it doesn't matter where you are from, the most important thing is where you are going.


"Paul Di Filippo (born October 29, 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island) Paul Di Filippo is a science fiction novelist and short story writer of wide genrebending influence, as well as a journalist, a sometimes comics writer, a mail art fiend, and a bunch of other things that are probably very hard to describe.
Also, the first person to use the word "Steampunk" in a book title..."
[Warren Ellis]


40kBooks is the first Italian digital publisher. Its eBooks are divided into two categories: Essays and Stories. Essays comprise a selection dealing with digital culture. Stories are novelettes by award-winning authors from different countries and cultures. All of the 40kBook titles are published in multiple languages including Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish and French and are available all over the world.


Used availability for Paul Di Filippo's Waves and Smart Magma

Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Waves and Smart Magma (a funny sci fi story)
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
Publisher: 40k
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA