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Postsingular by Rudy Rucker
Cover Artist: Photo by Georgette Douwma
Review by Ernest Lilley
Tor Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765317414
Date: 02 October 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Rudy Rucker doesn't try too hard to disguise his bad guys in this weird variation on a nanotech-embedded future. One's a software billionaire from Silicon Valley and the other is the rerun of a none too bright president. Hey, Rucker's a radical math professor in SF (the city) besides being an SF (the genre) author. Postsingular takes everything a step further but it travels in directions orthogonal to what's come before. Wacky, gnarly, fun, and chilling all at the same time, this is the story of when Nants ruled the Earth ...

From official release/information:

Book Description: It all begins 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 a world after a heretofore unimaginable transformation, where all the things look the same but all the people 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, so now our world is visited by giant humanoids from another quantum universe, and some of them mean to tidy up the mess we've made. Or maybe just run things.

(Source: Tor)

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