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  • ISBN: 9780857662934 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0857662937 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780857662927 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0857662929 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780857662941 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    460 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Nottingham, UK ; New York : Angry Robot : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2013.

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General Note: "An Angry Robot paperback original 2013"--T.p. verso.
"Mankind gets an upgrade"--Cover.
Includes a note from the author: Deeper : the science of "Nexus" (p. 453-458).
Summary, etc.: In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it. When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he's thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage -- for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 December #2
    *Starred Review* Naam, an expert in new technologies and author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (2005), turns in a stellar performance with his debut sf novel. Nexus is a nanotechnology that allows human minds to link up. But rogue scientists are using it to turn ordinary people into killers (shades of Richard Condon's classic novel The Manchurian Candidate). The American government recruits—in other words, blackmails—Kade Lane, a grad student who's been known to tinker with Nexus, to get close to the suspected leader of the mind-control program. But, as Kade soon discovers, one man's villain is another's visionary, and he's forced to choose sides in a hurry, before someone else decides he's too dangerous to stay alive. Naam has set himself a difficult challenge here: he's telling a story in which much of the action and dialogue takes place inside the characters' minds. But he succeeds admirably: one scene, in particular, in which a character races to make changes to the Nexus system by reprogramming it inside his own head, is nail-bitingly tense, when it could easily have come off as preposterous. The dialogue might be a bit raw in places, and there might be a slight overuse of exclamation points, but those are minor rookie mistakes. What matters here is the remarkable scope of the story and its narrative power. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ramez Naam is a professional technologist, and was involved in the development of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook. 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. 

His non-fiction book More Than Human won the H.G. Wells Award. 

His novels has been nominated for the Kitscie Award for Best Debut, the Prometheus Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is a 2014 nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Subject: Nanomedicine Fiction
Scientists Fiction
Genre: Science fiction.
Suspense fiction.
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