Accelerando

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Penguin, Jul 5, 2005 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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 reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.

Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber’s son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity.

For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...

 

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

Didn't finish. Didn't even come close. Didn't like it. Wasn't impressed. Was pretty annoyed by this author and his characters. Manfred Macx travels the globe and stays in swank hotels without any ... Read full review

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User Review  - pamar - LibraryThing

according to most people who care about this stuff, is the point in time where technology progresses at such a rate that it becomes impossible to understand what happens next for people who are living ... Read full review

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PART 1SLOW TAKEOFF
LOBSTERS
TROUBADOUR
TOURIST
PART 2POINT OF INFLECTION
HALO
ROUTER
NIGHTFALL
PART 3SINGULARITY
CURATOR
ELECTOR
SURVIVOR
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Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.

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