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Postsingular

Rucker, Rudy v. B., 1946- (Book - 2007 )
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After a bizarre scheme on the part of a ruthless computer billionaire and a wacky U.S. president to radically alter the world through sentient nanotechnology goes awry thanks to an autistic boy, mysterious giant humanoids from another quantum universe arrive on Earth with plans to tidy up humankind's mess. 12,500 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


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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.


Baker
& Taylor

After a bizarre scheme on the part of a ruthless computer billionaire and a wacky U.S. president to radically alter the world through sentient nanotechnology goes awry, mysterious giant humanoids from another quantum universe arrive on Earth with plans to tidy up humankind's mess.

Authors: Rucker, Rudy v. B. (Rudy von Bitter), 1946-
Statement of Responsibility: Rudy Rucker
Title: Postsingular
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"A Sci Fi essential book"--Jacket
Subject Headings: Nanotechnology Fiction
Genre/Form: Dystopias
Science fiction
Topical Term: Nanotechnology
LCCN: 2007020210
ISBN: 9780765317414
0765317419
Branch Call Number: SCI-FI R
Research Call Number: JFD 07-4764
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