Prometheus Award winner 1986.
Deep in the fortress-like headquarters of Yoshimitsu TeleCommunications, American scientist Elizabeth O’Neill had molded the circuitry of a mammoth computer into a living, thinking, feeling being – a human soul trapped in the confines of a cybernetic body.
She named her creation Tokugawa, hero of Japanese samurai lore, and educated him with all of the values of a feudal Japanese shogun.
Yet Tokugawa’s powers were far greater than Elizabeth had imagined. With access to every computer in post-World War III’s fully-automated society, he had the potential to become the ultimate spy, the perfect assassin, an invincible dictator.
Only loyalty to samurai virtues kept his ambition in check – until the day when Elizabeth was taken away from him, and Tokugawa began his quest for revenge...
Genres: science fiction
Victor Woodward Milán (1954-2018) was an American writer known for libertarian science fiction and an interest in cybernetics. In 1986 he won the Prometheus Award for Cybernetic Samurai. He has also written several shared universe works for the Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, and Wild Cards universes.
Victor Milán has also written books under the pseudonyms of Richard Austin, Robert Baron and S. L. Hunter. He also wrote novels under the "house name" of James Axler.