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    DescriptionWhen the Singularity arrives and computers possess superhuman intelligence, will there be an ecstatic merging of machine and mind--or an instantaneous techno-apocalypse? Will there be the enslavement of humanity or "the Rapture of the Nerds"? The post-human future is here in its wildest science-fictional imaginings and intriguing scientific speculations. This far-reaching anthology traces the path of the Singularity, an era when advances in technology will totally transform human reality. It travels to the alien far-future of H. G. Wells ("Mind at the End of Its Tether"), to the almost human near-future of Ray Kurzweil ("The Singularity Is Near"), from Elizabeth Bear's fusion of woman, machine, God, and shark ("The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe"), to Isaac Asimov's evolution of ineffable logic ("The Last Question"). As intelligence both figuratively (and possibly literally) explodes, science-fiction authors and futurists have dared to peek over the edge of the event horizon. Join them there.

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    Digital Rapture
    The Singularity Anthology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by James Patrick Kelly, Edited by John Kessel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 462 g
    ISBN 13: 9781616960704
    ISBN 10: 1616960701

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    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004260, SCI080000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC028040
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    LC classification: PS648.S3 D55 2012
    Illustrations note
    Tachyon Publications
    Imprint name
    Tachyon Publications
    Publication date
    17 July 2012
    Author Information
    James Patrick Kelly is the Hugo, Nebula, and Italia award-winning author of "Burn," "Think Like a Dinosaur," and "Wildlife." He is a member of the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He has co-edited a series of anthologies with John Kessel, described by the "Encyclopedia of Science Fiction" as "each surveying with balance and care a potentially disputed territory within the field." Kelly is the technology columnist for "Asimov's Science Fiction" magazine and the publisher of the e-book 'zine "Strangeways." John Kessel is a Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus award winner and the author of "Corrupting Dr. Nice," "Good News From Outer Space," and "The Pure Product." He teaches courses in science-fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University. His criticism has appeared in "Foundation," the "Los Angeles Times Book Review," the "New York Review of Science Fiction," and "Science Fiction Age."
    Review quote
    "Full of compelling and controversial stories." --"Publishers Weekly" "There are a few things I always look for in a high-quality anthology: First, it should have a wide range of selections that yet epitomize the theme of the anthology. Second, it should be a diverse collection of author and genre. Third, it should have a well-written introduction that acts as a thesis of sorts and adds to the literature on the subject. "Digital Rapture" has all these things...." --"Nerds in Babeland" "Even those in the know will be enthralled by the visions of post-biological futures in this collection of short stories and essays. Sci-fi stalwarts James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel have assembled a definitive primer on the singularity, with contributions from top-tier scientists, futurists, and science-fiction writers." --"Cosmos" ."..this book rocks for those who are looking for a primer on the subject. The facts explain the thinking, the fiction tries to figure out what all that thinking could mean. The strength of the book lies in this mashing together of the theorists' theories and content creators' creations." --"Book View Cafe" "It's the kind of anthology that opens your mind so far that your brain feels like it's going to fall out." --"Blogcritics"