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Axis (titre unique : Axis) est un roman de science-fiction de l'écrivain canadien Robert Charles Wilson publié aux États-Unis en 2007 et en France en 2009. Ce roman est le deuxième tome de l. a. trilogie Spin, commencée avec Spin et qui s'achève avec Vortex, publié aux États-Unis en 2011. Ce livre determine parmi l. a. liste des finalistes pour le prix John wooden Campbell Memorial 20081.

À los angeles suite de l. a. disparition de los angeles membrane Spin et de l'apparition de l'Arche, les humains ont essaimé sur l. a. nouvelle planète nommée Equatoria. l. a. plus grande ville du nouveau continent se nomme Port Magellan, ville cosmopolite, d'où half Lise Adams pour chercher son père. Celui-ci s'intéressait de près aux Quatrième a while, déclarés illégaux sur Terre par los angeles Sécurité Génomique.

C'est alors qu'une pluie de cendres s'abat sur tout Equatoria. Et ces cendres, qui recouvrent tout, se révèlent être les débris des machines créées par les Hypothétiques. Lise Adams, aidée par Turk, un aventurier et pilote d'avion, va en apprendre plus sur son passé et sur ce qui se passe actuellement dans ce nouveau monde ouvert aux humains.

Elle va découvrir los angeles vérité sur les agissements de certains Quatrièmes a long time qui cherchent à poursuivre les travaux de Jason Lawton : créer un être humain able de communiquer avec les Hypothétiques, percer leur mystery, démontrer l'existence de leur conscience... et encore et toujours depuis le Spin, donner un sens à tout ce qui s'est passé.

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Corporations aren't people either, except in the most abstract sense: a legal fiction, as you would term it. " "Well, I grant you that. But corporations have been recognized in the eyes of the law for centuries as entities qualified to own property of all sorts. Robots, Gerald, have no legal rights at all, as surely you must be aware. And simply as a procedural matter, let me remind you that corporations also have corporate officers, and they sign the papers that establish the bank accounts.

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