|Ace paperback, 1983. Cover art by Michael Whelan.|
"Merlin - the magical name that conjured up visions of unlimited knowledge and power. Merlin - the god-like, infallible computer that could mean the salvation of a war-torn human race. But did such a fantastic cybernetic marvel really exist?
Was Merlin just another legend of the spaceways, as most people believed? Or was it really hidden somewhere on the colony planet, Poictesme?
And if it was to be found, would it save mankind...Or be its destruction?