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''Wyrm'' is a 1998 novel by Mark Fabi.

Michael Arcangelo is a programmer who specializes in combatting viruses and worms. When hired by a team that programmed a revolutionary chess-playing AI to investigate problems with their computer, he discovers evidence of a sentient computer worm. This program, Wyrm, has already stealthily disseminated itself across the Internet. It falls to Mike and a motley collection of fellow hackers to stop Wyrm before it brings about armageddon.
!!This work contains examples of:

%%* AIIsACrapshoot
%%* AccidentalAimingSkills: Done a couple times by Ragnar.
%%* ArtificialIntelligence: Wyrm
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Each chapter is headed with a quote from the Literature/BookOfRevelation.
%%* BookEnds: [[spoiler:"It ate itself."]]
* CallARabbitASmeerp: The gamers are annoyed that Dworkin used idiosyncratic names like "sword-dancer" and "shadow-stalker" instead of "Fighter" and "Rogue", making it hard for them to tell what class they're even playing as.
* ChessMotifs: Used in the Armageddon battle against Wyrm.
* ComputerVirus: Computer viruses and worms feature heavily in the story, the most significant being Wyrm.
%%* {{Cyberspace}}
%%* DeepImmersionGaming
%%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Beelzebub]]
%%* AGodAmI: Wyrm.
* GossipEvolution: Mike spends days tracking down the source of a rumor about Richard Dworkin only to discover he himself started it.
* {{Hell}}: A virtual version made by Wyrm.
%%* InstantAIJustAddWater
* MechanicalEvolution: Discussed, and the differences from biological evolution are noted.
%%* MillenniumBug
%%* MindProbe: Wyrm to [[spoiler:Beelzebub and Michael]].
* MindRape: Wyrm, by the same means as the Mind Probe.
%%* OmnicidalManiac: Wyrm.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons of every conceivable type appear in the story.
%%* {{Ouroboros}}
* RecursiveAcronym: TRAP. It stands for TRAP Recursive Acronym Program.
%%* SchrodingersCat
* ShoutOut: Lots, particularly to Creator/MontyPython and Creator/LewisCarroll.
%%* UnusualUserInterface: The NIL.