The Rapture of the Nerds (Hardcover) - Doctorow, Cory/ Stross, Charles

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From the two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk sci-fi, a brilliant collaboration to rival 1987''s "The Difference Engine" by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780765329103
SKU 229066162
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0765329107
Release Date 9/4/2012
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"Moving at light speed with a light touch, the novel mixes up a frothy cocktail of technological speculation and a wide variety of geeky in-jokes."
"Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow are both well-established SF writers with a documented fondness for all things far-future, post-human and cyber. . . . They seem well-suited for a novel that's really a conversation about humanity's hopes in a post-human world."
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Editors Note Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century.||Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. ||The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander?and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple.||So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.
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Number of Pages 0349
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