Stumbled across an interesting review of a book called The Lost Books of The Odyssey: A Novel by Zachary Mason on Starcherone Books that looks pretty good. It’s not out until March of 2008 though. There is more on it on the Stacherone blog. And the author is no workshop hack:
Zachary Mason is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence. He got his B.S. at Harvey Mudd and his Ph.D. at Brandeis. He works for a Silicon Valley start-up. In recent months he has had short stories accepted by Pleiades and The Journal of Literary Imagination. This is his first novel. He is currently working on another novel about the mythology and culture of AI’s
It’s lazy on my part, but i’m thinking of Kadare’s The File on H if written by an unholy hybrid of Richard Powers and Enrique Vila-Matas.