The Rapture of the Nerds (Hardback)
$21.25 - Save $3.74 14% off - RRP $24.99 Free shipping worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
- Also available in...
- Paperback $12.74
Short Description for The Rapture of the Nerds From the two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk SF, a brilliant collaboration to rival 1987's "The Difference Engine" by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
- Published: 04 September 2012
- Format: Hardback 349 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780765329103 ISBN 10: 0765329107
- Sales rank: 51,870
Full description for The Rapture of the Nerds
Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.