A near-future SF thriller that is both page-turning and thought-provoking.
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 .
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A fine novel ... Absolutely compelling - Greg Bear
A must read! - Anne McCaffrey
highly sensitive ... Moon documents poignantly their battle to interact with the world of shapes, sounds and feelings that are strangers to them - THE TIMES
sympathetic and believable ...Moon's characters will stay with you for a long time - STARBURST
Elizabeth Moon served in the US Marine Corps, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their son. Twenty-six of her books are in print, and she won the Nebula Award with her science fiction novel Speed of Dark (also shortlisted for the Clarke Award), and was a finalist for the Hugo in 1997.