Postsingular

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Author: Rudy Rucker
Published: 2007
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,220 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 5,730
Added to site: 2007.11.02
mnybks.net#: 18832
License: by-nc-nd

Postsingular takes on the question of what will happen after the Singularity--what will happen after computers become as smart as humans and nanotechnology takes on the power of magic?

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n high school. Jeff confides in me; I'm an older-brother figure. The death was an accident; Jeff and his friend were launching a model rocket. But deep down, Jeff thinks it was his fault. And ever since then, he's been wanting to find a way to bring reality under control. That's what the nants are really for. Making a virtual world. Not for medicine."

"So there's no cure?" said Nektar. "I babysit Chu for the rest of my life?" Though Chu could be sweet, he could also be difficult. Hardly an hour went by without a fierce tantrum--and half the time Nektar didn't even know why. "I want my career back, Ond."

Nektar had majored in media studies at UCLA, where she and Ond met. Before marrying Ond, she'd been in a relationship with a woman, but they fought about money a lot, and she'd mistakenly imagined life with a man would be easier. When Ond moved them to San Francisco for his Nantel job, Nektar had worked for the SF symphony, helping to organize benefit banquets and cocktail parties. In the process

Reviews

Average Rating of 4.1 from 7 reviews: *****
2014.11.17
muio1
*****

Weird and wonderful. Writing is kind of manic, but characters and plot draw you in. I love Thuy and her Kiqqie(Homeless genius) friends. I think this one is a science fiction classic.

2012.12.11
bhold
*****

Highly entertaining, but I think I would classify this in the fantasy genre, not SF. Just don't over-think this one and enjoy the wild ride.

2012.12.03
Buzzteddyhead
*****

I believe if you cannot be bothered to read more than 10 pages into a book then you have no right to be commenting. So at least this comment will erase an unjust prejudice if nothing else.

This book is actually inspiring, it lays foundations and then postulates upon the nature of technological achievement through design, ultimately leading us to God, yet it does this with a superficiality and light hearted ridiculousness that is all Rudy Rucker. The book also without expounding and labouring a point reflects the vague inevitability of this overall outcome. It is our destiny that in time we all shall dance to the tune of the big pig.

2011.01.01
Defcon7
*....

Couldn't get more than ten pages in - the writing style irritated me too much. Chock-full of awkward exposition.

2010.05.26
Daz
****.

Very good standard for a free ebook. Couldn't put it down, I feel that the ending could have been a little bit better, seemed a little rushed. But overall I would recommend this book.

2009.12.07
jaqian
****.

Fantastic read. Couldn't ignore this book, kept getting pulled back to my screen :) Exciting, fun read.

2007.11.21
toby dann
*****

Amazing, brilliant, insane and thoroughly enjoyable. The plot just gets more and more barmy but remains fun and fascinating throughout. I'm really looking forward to the next instalment and am looking to investigate te author's back catalogue.


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