Digital Rapture

Digital Rapture : The Singularity Anthology

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Presenting the posthuman future in its wildest science-fictional imaginings and intriguing speculations, this far-reaching anthology of fiction and nonfiction traces the path of the Singularity, an era when advances in technology totally transform human reality. The featured stories and essays travel from the alien far-future of H. G. Wells and the almost-human, near future of Ray Kurzweil to Elizabeth Bear's fusion of woman, machine, God, and shark and Isaac Asimov's evolution of ineffable logic. Daring to peek over the edge of the event horizon as intelligence both figuratively and literally explodes, this collection also includes pieces by Nick Bostrom, Cory Doctorow, Robert Reed, Justina Robson, Charles Stross, Vernor Vinge, and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 431 pages
  • 150 x 227 x 33.02mm | 482g
  • United States
  • English
  • illus
  • 1616960701
  • 9781616960704
  • 795,554

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"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 (December 2012) "With its mix of fact and fiction this book rocks for those who are looking for a primer on the subject... The strength of the book lies in this mashing together of the theorists' theories and content creators creations." "Oh, these stories! ... Don't stop until all have been read." -- Booklist , starred review on Feeling Very Strange "Highlight: Lethem's crack-smoking aliens." -- Entertainment Weekly on Feeling Very Strange "Sixteen inspiring, mind-altering stories ... and every story in the bunch is a knockout." -- BoingBoing on Rewired "Everyone from Asimov to Vinge, from Doctorow to Pohl and more appear here, and there are essays, short stories, novellas ... everything a Sci fi reader could ask for... I highly recommend Digital Rapture ." "Full of compelling and controversial stories." -- Publishers Weekly (August 20, 2012)
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About James Patrick Kelly

James Patrick Kelly writes for Asimov's Science Fiction and in 2004 was appointed chair of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire. John Kessel is a Nebula, Sturgeon, Tiptree, and Locus award winner and the author of Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News from Outer Space, and The Pure Product. He teaches science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University and his criticism has appeared in Foundation, Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Age. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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