Accelerando by Charles StrossAccelerando by Charles Stross


byCharles Stross

Mass Market Paperback | June 27, 2006

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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...

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.
Title:AccelerandoFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.7 × 4.2 × 1.2 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:Berkley Mass MarketLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441014151

ISBN - 13:9780441014156

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolutely visionary and highly intelligent view of humanity as we pass through the Singularity. Stross predicts with equal parts of imagination and awareness the future of humanity in our solar system as we integrate wholly and completely with the technology we created in our image. Accelerando tells the story of three generations of the Manfred family at three different points around the Singularity, from it's onset to the era of the post-human. It is brilliantly mad, creatively and presciently.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from book review says 10 out of 10 I have rarely read a book with such a broad plot horizon (spaning time and space across the whole universe), with such a dazzling imagination (fed by the latest and greatest bleeding edge of science and science fiction), and with such deep implications for the whole of humanity. Therefore, without any hesitation I will give Accelerando (Singularity) 10 out of 10
Date published: 2009-12-16

Editorial Reviews

“A cornucopia of notions and neat writing.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune“Makes hallucinogens obsolete.”—Cory Doctorow“Stross sizzles with ideas…whimsical and funny as well as challenging and thoughtful.”—The Denver Post“Like Bruce Sterling or William Gibson at their best, Stross surfs a wave of ideas and information that seems always on the brink of collapsing into incomprehensibility, but never does—a careening plunge through strangeness in which every page contains something to mess with your head.”—SF Site