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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So what if the characters are paper-thin and there's no wall of separation between dialogue and narration? It's so full of ideas from the first page to the very last that I'll forgive pretty much any sin related to the virtues of fiction. Read full review

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"From the book itself: "An old-fashioned book, covering 3 generations, living through interesting times... A work of postmodern history, the incoherent school at that - how do you document people who ... 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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