Crux [NOOK Book]

Overview

It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse. It is the Bright Day, a time generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as the Crowman. In their hands lies the fate of the planet as they attempt to discover whether the Crowman is our saviour or the final incarnation of evil.

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Crux

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Overview

It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse. It is the Bright Day, a time generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as the Crowman. In their hands lies the fate of the planet as they attempt to discover whether the Crowman is our saviour or the final incarnation of evil.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the three months following the events of Naam’s Nexus (2012), over a million people have begun using the nanite-based drug Nexus to communicate, do science, and reach for world peace—but like any technology, Nexus “could be used for good or bad, could be disgusting or sublime.” Kaden Lane has access codes to every mind that carries the version of Nexus he released, and with those back doors he can carry out vigilante justice. Someone less scrupulous could use them to take over the world. With the U.S. presidential elections approaching and more than one country after Kade’s codes, this fast-paced adventure jumps from Vietnamese jungle to American prison to Chinese virtual reality with ease, gracefully weaving message with action. Smart, thoughtful, and hard to drop, this richly nuanced sequel outshines its predecessor with a wide cast of characters and some complicated, uneasy questions about power, responsibility, and the future of humanity. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (Sept.)
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“Potent like Naam’s vividly imagined nano-drug Nexus, Crux is a heady cocktail of ideas and page-turning prose. It left my brain buzzing for days afterwards.”
Hannu Rajaniemi, author of The Quantum Thief and The Fractal Prince

“A blisteringly paced technothriller that dives deeper and even better into the chunky questions raised by Nexus. This is a fabulous book, and it ends in a way that promises at least one more. Count me in.” 
- Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

"Nexus and Crux are a devastating probe into the political consequences of transhumanism; a sharp, chilling look at our likely future."
– Charles Stross, author of Halting State and Singularity Sky

“Smart, thoughtful, and hard to drop, this richly nuanced sequel outshines its predecessor with a wide cast of characters and some complicated, uneasy questions about power, responsibility, and the future of humanity.” 
Publishers Weekly

“Highly recommended for preparation of the future revolution.”
– Harper Reed, former CTO of Obama for America

“A brilliant book, full of mind-blowing tech drawn in highly believable fashion. Naam’s action sequences carry a brutal intensity, and every time you think he’ll finally let you breathe the stakes rise even higher.” 
Jason M. HoughNew York Times best-selling author of The Darwin Elevator

Crux is an outstanding speculative fiction adventure … in the same league as Michael Crichton and Daniel Suarez. Put it at the top of your summer reading list!”
Scientific American 

“Sublime. This book is speculative fiction at its finest.. Mr. Naam masterfully mobilizes the zeitgeist of contemporary political and tech culture.. Tempts readers with equal parts dread and optimism. This is not a book to be missed.”  
– 
Page of Reviews 

“Readers of Ramez Naam‘s techno-thriller Nexus will not want to miss the awesome sequel,Crux.” 
Kurzweil AI

Crux does the work of great science fiction. It makes the reader look closely and critically at what kind of world we’re building here and now.”
– Kent Peterson

“Naam’s writing is always strong, fluid and sure. With gripping, heart-pounding action scenes and muscle-binding tension normally reserved for horror stories, Crux is a book you don’t want to miss.”
Allways Unmended

“A worthy sequel that reads like a mash-up of Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy, Naam’s cyberpunk thriller is even better than the original.”
– SF Signal

“I found myself tearing through the pages as chapters flew by from different characters’ perspectives until the final pieces fall into place.If you enjoyed Nexus you will absolutely love Crux.”
– My Bookish Ways

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857662972
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 41,571
  • File size: 665 KB

Meet the Author

Ramez Naam is a professional technologist, and was involved in the development of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook. He holds a seat on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a member of the World Future Society, a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. 

His non-fiction book More Than Human won the H.G. Wells Award. 

His novels has been nominated for the Kitscie Award for Best Debut, the Prometheus Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is a 2014 nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.


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