"There's a tendency to think that maybe if we can just throw enough hardware at the AI problem, then evolution can take care of the rest. Certainly that's how God went about making us."
Spoiler Alert!! In an odd sort of way, Speicus is one of the major characters of the novel. He finds the most incredible place to hide (I'm not going to give the whole thing away) from the various groups who are seeking him.
This is one of my favorite novels by Roger Zelazny; it really shows off his remarkable characters. Always intelligent, this book is a real pleasure to read.
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