The Lifecycle of Software Objects

The Lifecycle of Software Objects
author: Ted Chiang
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.90
book published: 2010
rating: 4
read at: 2010/10/25
date added: 2010/10/26
shelves: sci-fi
Very short novel, more like a novella — I read most of it during a lunch break. But clear, clever, delightful and thoughtful. The two protagonist develop in somewhat different but parallel ways in their relationships with each other and with the digital creatures that they adopt. The whole thing feels very naturalistic and plausible. The illustrations and faux maps are a nice touch, too.