2031: The Singularity Pogrom

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In the tradition of 1984 and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 2031: THE SINGULARITY POGROM explores humanity's next great evolutionary challenge. Set in a violent near-future where human and artificial intelligence threaten to merge, 2031 is a clash of wills between software genius Ray Brown, his gifted but troubled son David, and megalomaniac Dianne Morgan, Ray's one-time lover.
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Overview

In the tradition of 1984 and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 2031: THE SINGULARITY POGROM explores humanity's next great evolutionary challenge. Set in a violent near-future where human and artificial intelligence threaten to merge, 2031 is a clash of wills between software genius Ray Brown, his gifted but troubled son David, and megalomaniac Dianne Morgan, Ray's one-time lover.
David Brown's unique ability to mentally communicate with Sentinel, the artificial intelligence running the Internet, marks him as a prime candidate for Dianne's experiment to integrate human and artificial intelligence. Then the tipping point arrives; in a gruesome delivery, David's beloved wife dies birthing a son who seems barely human. The antagonism between father and son grows into hatred as the boy matures. By age six, Martin Brown's powers already exceed David's, and he plots to kill his father in order to claim Sentinel as his own.
Human evolution hangs in the balance as David, Ray, Dianne, and Martin clash in an epic conflict that comes to a startling and unexpected conclusion in 2031.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984621606
  • Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Ronco's expertise in engineering and computer science infuses his fast-paced speculative thriller 2031: The Singularity Pogrom with detail and authenticity. Ronco returns to the violent, near-future world brought to life in his first two novels, PeaceMaker and Unholy Domain. Piers Anthony called PeaceMaker, "Exciting, violent, thoughtful and unfortunately true to life ... a powerhouse of computer adventure." Simon Wood, the Anthony Award winning author, said "Dan Ronco fills the gap left by Philip K. Dick with Unholy Domain."
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  • Posted March 12, 2013

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    Cover: The cover really creeps me out. I don't like it.

    Story: The story is interesting, but its not the type of story that I like to read. As such, I couldn't really get into it.

    Writing: The book is well-written. The author has an excellent grasp of grammar and the English language.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Man meets machine

    The Domain-led by Dianne Morgan, seeks to establish a new human race, one that is a blending of man and machine. One of the few people that can stop her is Ray Brown, taken hostage by her and framed for the release of a devastating computer virus. Her plans become endangered when Ray is rescued by enemies of the Domain, based in Africa. Her hopes rise when Ray's grandson, Martin, shows an exceptional ability to communicate the artificial intelligence known as Sentinel. Mankind's only hope in stopping Dianne is by destroying Sentinel before she can blend Martin with Sentinel. Time is of the essence and Dianne's AI army relentlessly pursues David across the continent, with mankind's future hanging in the balance. The Singularity Pogrom by Dan Ronco is a technological thriller with few equals. It continues the story started in Peacemaker and continued in Unholy Domain. I would recommend reading those two books first, as they will likely fill in a lot of the back story missing from this third book-I was unaware this was part of a trilogy and thus haven't read the first two. In any case, Singularity Pogrom is a highly enjoyable read with an intriguing plot. Mankind has always had a fascination with where the next evolutionary step will take us and this novel offers up one possibility, albeit a rather fantastic one. Fans of science fiction will hungrily devour this novel and will find it difficult to put down once started. I would give this book 5/5 stars without hesitation.

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  • Posted November 4, 2010

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    The vivid plot and intense characters make this novel a true page-turner that you won't be able to put down.

    Dan Ronco's third novel, set in a violent near-future environment, ushers the reader into a world where computers are becoming increasingly smarter, genetically enhanced humans are being created, and experimentation with the integration of human and artificial intelligence has begun. 2031: The Singularity Pogrom was released in August of 2010 by All Things That Matter Press.

    The author tells the story of a clash of wills between software genius Ray Brown, his gifted son David, and the megalomaniac Dianne Morgan. In this science fiction/thriller David Brown is a prime candidate for the integration of human and artificial intelligence experiments until it is discovered that his son, Martin, has greatly exceeded his father's brilliance and talent. Ray Brown, after being framed for the release of a computer virus that destroyed the Internet, causing the deaths of thousands, has escaped from the island where he's been imprisoned and joins forces with the masses opposing psychopath Dianne Morgan, along with her warrior robots, her experiments, and the pogrom she has begun against traditional humans.

    Ronco also deftly explores how far we can push the development and integration of ever-smarter computers with genetically improved humans before we create a species that may replace us.

    The blood tingling effect of the possibilities presented by science and technology is galvanized by this gripping novel. The vivid plot and intense characters make this novel a true page-turner that you won't be able to put down.

    After earning degrees in both chemical and nuclear engineering, Dan Ronco began designing nuclear reactors for submarines, but found computer programming more to his liking. However he still felt something was missing. Fortunately for us he left the consulting world of computer programming and found his true calling as a novelist.

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