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Accelerando

Charles Stross - 2005 - Fiction - Limited preview
The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and ...
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The Macintosh bible: thousands of basic and advanced tips, tricks, and ...

Arthur Naiman - 1988 - Computers - Snippet view
With more than 85,000 copies of the first edition in print, this best-selling general book on the Mac has been completely revised and updated. The second edition is 759 pages with 500+ pages of new information plus rave reviews from dozens of ...
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Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson - 2000 - Fiction - Snippet view
One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels. Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow ...
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The diamond age

Neal Stephenson - 2000 - Fiction - Snippet view
The story of an engineer who creates a device to raise a girl capable of thinking for herself reveals what happens when a young girl of the poor underclass obtains the device.
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Red Mars and Green Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson - 2003 - Fiction - Limited preview
John Boone, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chalmers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is the terraforming of Mars in order to release moisture onto their desolate landscape
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Blue Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson - 2003 - Fiction - Limited preview
The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge, initiating a possible ...
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Green Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson - 2003 - Fiction - Limited preview
In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale of humanity's struggle to survive at ...
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If I Were an Evil Overlord

Martin H. Greenberg, Russell Davis - 2007 - Fiction - Limited preview
Featuring contributions from Jody Lynn Nye, Fiona Patton, and Tanya Huff, this intriguing collection of fourteen original stories ponders what it would be like to be an Evil Overlord and rule the universe, from a vengeful tyrant's daughter, to a ...
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Count Zero

William Gibson - 1987 - Fiction - Limited preview
Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is ...
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Star trek, the next generation: technical manual

Rick Sternbach, Michael Okuda - 1991 - Fiction - Snippet view
Offers diagrams and descriptions of the Enterprise, and its command, propulsion, transporter, tactical, and crew support systems
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