Author: Catherynne M Valente Publish: 2011 Page: 51 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: This is A Novel By An American Fiction writer Catherynne M. Valente. Catherynne M. Valente was born May 5, 1979. He is an American fiction writer, poet, and literary critic. For her speculative fiction novels, she has won the annual James Tiptree, Andre Norton, and Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, the World Fantasy Award-winning anthologies Salon Fantastique and Paper Cities, along with numerous Year’s Best volumes. Her critical work has appeared in the International Journal of the Humanities as well as in numerous essay collections. Synopsis: Fantastic Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future. The Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members of her family, back through the generations to her great-great-grandmother—a gifted computer programmer who changed the world. Together the Neva and Elefsis navigate their history and their future, an uneasy, unwilling symbiote. But what they discover in their dreamworld might change them forever . . .