Postsingular

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Macmillan, Feb 3, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
199 Reviews

It begins the day after 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 our world after a previously unimaginable transformation. All things look the same, and all people feel the same—but they 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. And our world is visited by giant humanoids from another quantum universe, some of whom mean to tidy up the mess we’ve made.

Or maybe just run things.

  

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Too happy of an ending. - Goodreads
Some of the plot elements are just plain silly. - Goodreads
The writing got better as the book - Goodreads
This was a great page turner and yet very, very smart. - Goodreads
The ideas and plot are brilliant. - Goodreads
Someone please take away his writing license. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

The portrayal of an autistic character was irksome, with the stereotype of being a savant and finding empathy difficul Read full review

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It was the end of the Digital Age and the beginning of something new. Society percolated like a river city settling down from a flood. People were pleased with the new order; they'd reclaimed their ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
PART II
68
PART III
137
The Ark of the Nants
221
The Hibrane
259
Lazy Eight
290
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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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