By Sarah Zettel
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Katmer Al Shei has performed good with the starship Pasadena, slicing corners the place essential to hold her team paid and her trips ecocnomic. yet there are issues she's going to by no means skimp on: her crew—and her idiot. For a protracted house trip, a qualified Fool’s Guild clown is vital, to amuse, excite, and differently distract the staff from the drudgeries of interstellar flight. Her most recent idiot, Evelyn Dobbs, is a skilled jester. yet does she have sufficient wit to save lots of mankind?
In the pcs of the Pasadena, anything is rising. The hugely subtle software program that makes interstellar go back and forth useful is taking part in host to a brand new type of synthetic intelligence, one with its personal brain, its personal wishes, and its personal determined fears. Combatting this terrifying new hazard turns into the fool’s mystery struggle. Evelyn Dobbs’s own conflict may perhaps simply price Katmer Al Shei every little thing, and everybody, she holds expensive. but when they fail, humanity itself is misplaced for reliable.