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Accelerando

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This edition was published in by Ace Books in New York.

Written in English

390 pages

The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.
Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber's son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity.

For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...

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Accelerando

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Work Description

The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.
Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber's son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity.

For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...

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Library of Congress PR6119.T79 A63 2005
Dewey 813/.6

Accelerando

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Ace Books in New York.


First Sentence

"Manfred's on the road again, making strangers rich."

Edition Description

The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.
Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber's son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity.

For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...

Table of Contents

Part 1: Slow Takeoff
Troubadour
Tourist
Part 2: Point of Inflection
Halo
Router
Nightfall
Part 3: Singularity
Curator
Elector
Survivor

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction., Science Fiction

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PR6119.T79 A63 2005, A67 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
390 p. ;
Number of pages
390
Dimensions
6.92 x 4.24 x 1.18 inches
Weight
.45 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3421772M
Internet Archive
accelerando00stro
ISBN 10
0441012841
ISBN 13
9780441014156
LC Control Number
2005042815
Wikidata
Q97705699
Library Thing
17613
Goodreads
491931
17863

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