Adolescence of P-1, The
Ryan, Thomas. The Adolescence of P-1. 1977. New York: Baen, 1985. Dist. Pocket Books.
The late adolescence, early adulthood, and death of Gregory Burgess, who creates and sees through adolescence and apparent death P-l, a computer program with the ability to learn and become an AI and then a person. Computer take-over motif where we sympathize with the computer program doing at least a partial take-over. Caution: the backcover blurb on the 1985 edn. is misleading.