Stones of Significance [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Singularity -- when our skill & knowledge & immense computing power transform us into... well... godlike beings. From a writer's perspective, it presents a problem. One can write stories leading up to the Singularity, about problems like rebellious AI. But how do you write a tale set after the singularity has happened? That's the topic of Stones of Significance.

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Stones of Significance

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Overview

The Singularity -- when our skill & knowledge & immense computing power transform us into... well... godlike beings. From a writer's perspective, it presents a problem. One can write stories leading up to the Singularity, about problems like rebellious AI. But how do you write a tale set after the singularity has happened? That's the topic of Stones of Significance.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011412318
  • Publisher: David Brin
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 599,126
  • File size: 139 KB

Meet the Author

David Brin is a scientist, public speaker and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.


His 1989 ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. A 1998 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post-apocalyptic novel, The Postman. David's novel Kiln People has been called a book of ideas disguised as a fast-moving and fun noir detective story, set in a future when new technology enables people to physically be in more than two places at once. A hardcover graphic novel The Life Eaters explored alternate outcomes to WWII, winning nominations and high praise.


David's science fictional Uplift Universe explores a future when humans genetically engineer animals to join our civilization.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Great story! Every possibility and the most mundane workmanlike reality at once.

    I love this story. It fills you with the hope of understanding every possibility and then the reality that even a god may hate their job from time to time. The icing on this cake? The dawning that even if you are a god, something else higher made you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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