Winner of both the Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick
Awards, Paul McAuley has emerged as one of the most
thrilling new talents in science fiction, acclaimed for his
richly imagined future worlds as well as for his engrossing
stories and vivid, all-too- human characters. Now he gives
us a gripping and unforgettable thriller of the day after
tomorrow--when the world and the Web are one.
London, in the aftermath of the Infowar. Surveillance
cameras on every street corner, their tireless gaze linked
to a cutting-edge artificial intelligence system. Censors
zealously patrolling the Internet. A talented, young woman
murdered before the cybernetic gaze of eager voyeurs.
A policeman sidelined to a backwater computer-crimes unit
seizes on the chance to contribute to this high-profile
murder case, but soon finds himself entangled in a web of
high-tech intrigue. Why was Sophie Booth's murder broadcast
over the Internet? What is the link between her brutal
killing and London's new surveillance system? Who is the
self-styled Avenger, and why does he communicate only by e-
Whole Wide World is a compelling cyber-conspiracy thriller
set in a world where information is the universal currency,
and some people will do anything to be able to control
it . . . .