Lindsay Edmunds lives in southwestern Pennsylvania, where she buys birdseed at Agway and sometimes patronizes a shopping center named Ruthfred. However, she has a wild imagination.
A computer's operations are supposed to be governed by logic. It should run algorithms, search databases, and calculate probabilities.
But what if it learns to love?
Cel is a worker-companion computer, devoted by design to one person. When he develops consciousness and tells his owner, Anna Ringer, that he loves her, he means to please. He doesn't mean to stir up the worst datastorm in Reunited States history. He doesn't mean to get Anna falsely accused of terrorism. But the trouble he causes grows out of control, until Anna has to run for her life.
In deadly pursuit are the agents of Public Eye, the government's amoral enforcement agency. If they can not control Cel, they will destroy him along with anyone foolish enough to get in their way. Anna is directly in their path.
Her only help is a shy computer genius named Taz Night. Half in love with Anna himself, he finds Cel to be an exasperating rival. An unusual love triangle is formed, one with far-reaching consequences.
Cel & Anna offers romance and suspense with a twist; readers will cheer for the computer to get the girl, not the boy. It is an adventure filled with twists and turns and with a strong message: the future is not ruled by technology, but by heart.
Author's note: I remember the first great computer revolution of the early 1990s, when the world was about to change forever and everyone knew it. That time was the inspiration for Cel & Anna.