As a Science Fiction Book Club member in the 60s I read a book about an American and Russian computer that started talking to one another and then... Can anyone share the title?

  • 1
    Hi, welcome to SF&F! Do you remember anything else? Check out the suggestions to see if they trigger any other details you can edit into your question. – DavidW Jul 9 '19 at 1:53
  • 1
    Possibly the same book as Two computers buried under the earth ? – John Rennie Jul 9 '19 at 5:21
  • This was also the origin of the AI in "I have no mouth but I must scream", IIRC. That's just a short story, though and would probably be remembered for slightly different aspects of the story. – Kakturus Jul 9 '19 at 12:45
  • ahaha, thanks man, very funny book and film))) – user8426627 Jul 9 '19 at 17:15
  • @Kakturus Didn't that one have a Chinese supercomputer too? – IG_42 Jul 10 '19 at 0:44

Sounds like the 1966 book Colossus, by D F Jones. The Americans create a supercomputer to run the national defenses, but it discovers an equivalent Russian computer, links with it, and takes over the world.

enter image description here

  • 5
    No question. By the way there were two sequels. "The Fall of Colossus" and "Colossus and the Crab". Also was filmed under the name "The Forbin Project". youtube.com/watch?v=kyOEwiQhzMI – Emsley Wyatt Jul 9 '19 at 1:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.