Accelerando

The Singularity.

Accelerando

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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Pages: 415
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Ace Books

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Pages: 767
Authors: Arthur B. Evans
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-01 - Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

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Pages: 254
Authors: Joshua Raulerson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-13 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Charles Stross
Categories: Fiction
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Pages: 253
Authors: P. Youngquist
Categories: Fiction
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