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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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It all begins next year in California. A maladjusted computer industry billionaire and a somewhat crazy US President initiate a radical transformation of the world through sentient nanotechnology; sort of the equivalent of biological artificial intelligence. At first they succeed, but their plans are reversed by Chu, an autistic boy. The next time it isn't so easy to stop them.  Most of the story takes place in a world after a heretofore unimaginable transformation, where all the things look the same but all the people are different (they're able to read each others' minds, for starters). Travel to and from other nearby worlds in the quantum universe is possible, so now our world is visited by giant humanoids from another quantum universe, and some of them mean to tidy up the mess we've made. Or maybe just run things.

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Too happy of an ending. - Goodreads
Reading writing this bad makes me depressed. - Goodreads
This was a great page turner and yet very, very smart. - Goodreads
It's like someone retells me a plot of a film. - Goodreads
The ideas and plot are brilliant. - Goodreads
Some of the plot elements are just plain silly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Michael O'Donnell - Goodreads

Great read. Would like to give 4.5 stars. The ideas and plot are brilliant. Some of the scene descriptions were clumsy. Nano tech meets social interaction meets physics/mathematics meets action meets music and sex. It helps if you are fond of the science taken to whimsy. Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Fiester - Goodreads

I wanted to like this book because it was chock full of fun and crazy ideas but when teenagers (drop-outs no less) are spewing theoretical jargon about quantum entanglement--as dialogue--I didn't buy it. I may have to reconsider the other books by this author that I have unread on my shelves. Read full review


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Rudy Rucker is a writer and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor. He is regarded as contemporary master of science-fiction, and received the Philip K. Dick award twice. His thirty published books include both novels and non-fiction books. A founder of the cyberpunk school of science-fiction, Rucker also writes SF in a realistic style known as transrealism.

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