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The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and… (edition 2012)

by Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross

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Title:The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations
Authors:Cory Doctorow
Other authors:Charles Stross
Info:Tor Books (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 352 pages
Collections:Hong Kong Collection

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It was special.

Took me forever to read. Mostly due to changing jobs and schedules, but also just because it took a lot of effort to digest. Was really expecting a Doctorow book, but it felt a lot more like stross.

I'm not really sure I processed most of it, especially really the very end.
  halkeye | Feb 6, 2014 |
This crazy, almost phantasmagorical, novel seems to have been conceived as a vehicle for the unconstrained self-indulgence of its highly intelligent authors. Many of the ultra-intriguing conceptual ingredients -- tech singularity, transhumanism, mind uploading, conversion of stellar systems into Matryoshka brains, etc -- are the same as in Stross's _Accelerando_, but the story line is very different.
  fpagan | Jan 7, 2014 |
Tons of neat ideas. Started out well, then felt thrown together some in the middle, but sorted out nicely again in the end. ( )
  skraft001 | Dec 10, 2013 |
A fun romp. ( )
  SChant | Sep 18, 2013 |
This was holding my attention at first, full of cool ideas, etc. But now I'm thinking of abandoning it. The main character is just ticking me off too much. He's a doormat. And the only comparison I can think to make is to Arthur Dent, but I'm sure there's other characters like that (other British everyman chars?). Thrown into a situation not of his own choosing and ordered about by everyone around him. He doesn't seem to have any agency of his own. And maybe there's a point to that, but it makes for a very annoying read. I like Doctorow's young adult characters better, and especially the girl ones. I haven't read enough Stross to know if this is typical for him.

update: I gave up
1 vote Jellyn | Aug 14, 2013 |
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A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.… (more)

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