By Andreas Eschbach
Winner of the 2012 Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis for most sensible German technological know-how fiction novel, Lord of All issues is usually a narrative approximately love opposed to all odds.
They are only little ones after they meet for the 1st time: Charlotte, daughter of the French ambassador, and Hiroshi, a laundress’s son. at some point, Hiroshi publicizes that he has an idea that would swap the area. An unparalleled concept of ways to brush away all ameliorations among wealthy and poor.
When Hiroshi runs into Charlotte a number of years later, he's attempting to construct a brighter destiny via robotics. made up our minds to win Charlotte’s love, he resurrects his adolescence dream, confident that he can get rid of global poverty via pushing the bounds of know-how past mind's eye. yet as Hiroshi circles ever towards understanding his imaginative and prescient, he discovers that his utopian dream may perhaps comprise the seeds of a nightmare—one that can obliterate existence as we all know it.
Crisscrossing the globe from Tokyo to the hallowed halls of MIT to desolate Arctic islands and Buenos Aires and beyond—far beyond—Lord of All issues explores not just the dizzying capability of expertise but in addition its bold risks.
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He pointed past the edge of the umbrella at the eaves of the mansion. If the wind comes too fast from the south, it whistles in the eaves. It can keep you awake nights. The explanation should have quieted her nerves, but it did not. That cry seemed too filled with emotion to be made by something inanimate. Suddenly, she remembered things that she should have asked Richard. Why had he been late? Why did Catherine, the waitress, fear him so? What was this curse that Aunt Cora talked about and which he called a psychiatric problem"?
He was watching her over the rim of his cup as he sipped his coffee. Unexplainably, she remembered that he had opened her suitcases upon placing them in her room. She had still not been able to decide whether or not he had been snooping, whether such a gesture was only meant as a final courtesy. But this very direct gaze of his seemed to pry at her own eyes, to peel back her brain and seek for secrets. She didn't like that at all. �My room is wonderful, she said. I'm anxious to explore the grounds and do some riding.
Later that night, Cora came to Jenny's room. She was dressed in a lovely yellow lounging robe which contrasted with her dark beauty and her cultured dignity to make both those qualities even more evident. Jenny secretly hoped that, when she was Cora's age, she would look as feminine and sophisticated as her aunt. If I reach her age, she amended. And immediately, she wondered why she always had to have such negative thoughts. �I'd like to talk to you about Freya, Cora Brucker said. She sat on the edge of the bed.