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Crux

Crux

Scritto da Ramez Naam

Narrato da Mikael Naramore


Crux

Scritto da Ramez Naam

Narrato da Mikael Naramore

valutazioni:
4/5 (33 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
18 ore
Pubblicato:
Aug 27, 2013
ISBN:
9781480521490
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

Finalist for the 2014 Prometheus Award.

Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place.

In the United States, the terrorists-or freedom fighters-of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed at the President and his allies. In Washington DC, a government scientist, secretly addicted to Nexus, uncovers more than he wants to know about the forces behind the assassinations, and finds himself in a maze with no way out.

In Thailand, Samantha Cataranes has found peace and contentment with a group of children born with Nexus in their brains. But when forces threaten to tear her new family apart, Sam will stop at absolutely nothing to protect the ones she holds dear.

In Vietnam, Kade and Feng are on the run from bounty hunters seeking the price on Kade's head, from the CIA, and from forces that want to use the back door Kade has built into Nexus 5. Kade knows he must stop the terrorists misusing Nexus before they ignite a global war between human and posthuman. But to do so, he'll need to stay alive and ahead of his pursuers.

And in Shanghai, a posthuman child named Ling Shu will go to dangerous and explosive lengths to free her uploaded mother from the grip of Chinese authorities.

The first blows in the war between human and posthuman have been struck. The world will never be the same.

Pubblicato:
Aug 27, 2013
ISBN:
9781480521490
Formato:
Audiolibro

Informazioni sull'autore

Ramez Naam is a professional technologist, and was involved in the development of  Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook. He was the CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies, a company involved in developing nanotechnology research software before returning to Microsoft. He holds a seat on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a member of the World Future Society, a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Ramez is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, and is also the recipient of the 2005 HG Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism, awarded by the World Transhumanist Association.


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  • (5/5)
    This is just as amazing as the book before it. The tech is super cool, sure, but the book also explores the societal implications of the Nexus technology in a whole bunch of directions -- this is science fiction at its best. There are a whole bunch of POV characters, and it's a bit tricky at first to follow all the plot threads, but they all have satisfying character arcs and it comes together nicely. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
  • (3/5)
    Hamfisted writing, cardboard characters, awkward action sequences—although the suspense is more adroitly managed as the (overlong) story goes on, and the book does examine some of the issues involved in the development of digital intelligence and cybernetics. Meh. Not sorry I picked it up, but doubt I’ll read another novel by this author
  • (4/5)
    Nexus 5, a drug that enables humans to enhance their brains and become networked with other users has been out there for six months now. As the numbers of users increases the USA sees this as its greatest threat, especially as the Post Human Liberation Front is taking over the minds of users ands sending them on assignation attempts to kill the president

    As people start to use the drug for good and bad, Kade, the architect of Nexus, starts to avenge those that have enslaved others through the back doors that he put into the code. Kade is on the run too. He is being hunted by the CIA, black ops and others who want to use that power for their own ends. In America, one man close to the president starts to see that what they are doing to stop the spread of Nexus is morally abhorrent, in particular the way that they purge the substance from adults and children. The plot builds to a thrilling ending

    I really enjoyed this sequel. It is a really fast paced sci-fi thriller, set 25 years into the future, with plausible technology and that little extra that takes it over the edge. If I had one gripe, I thought that the characters were a little two dimensional, as more effort had been put into the multi threaded plot, but that is a small thing really.
  • (3/5)

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    Not an engaging as the first book, but the premise of Nexus still engages the reader. There was quite simply too much in the way of action sequences in this book that made it like a bad Clive Cussler book in many ways.

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (2/5)

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    No depth in any if the characters. Just stretching Nexus.

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