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Transcendence
     

Transcendence

by Christopher McKitterick
 

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Humankind rushes toward self-destruction and must evolve or die. Our perspective: a scientist exploring an alien artifact on Triton, a teen-aged hacker in a city gone mad, three actors manipulated into igniting interplanetary war, the de-facto ruler of half the solar system, a soldier fighting in Africa to entertain his audience, an artificial intelligence facing

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Humankind rushes toward self-destruction and must evolve or die. Our perspective: a scientist exploring an alien artifact on Triton, a teen-aged hacker in a city gone mad, three actors manipulated into igniting interplanetary war, the de-facto ruler of half the solar system, a soldier fighting in Africa to entertain his audience, an artificial intelligence facing personal crisis, and a cast of billions.

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Library Journal - Reviews Editor
Short story writer McKitterick's first novel tells a larger-than-life cautionary tale of men and women in crisis and of the dangers posed by an out-of-control technology. VERDICT Readers who enjoyed the cyberpunk feel of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash as well as the cosmic fiction of James Blish’s Cities in Flight should welcome the author's full-length sf debut.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012229755
Publisher:
Hadley Rille Books
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
354,001
File size:
599 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher McKitterick is an author, editor, technical writer, teacher, amateur astronomer, and backyard engineer. His short work has appeared in Analog, Artemis, Captain Proton, Extrapolation, Mythic Circle, Ruins: Extraterrestrial, Synergy SF, Tomorrow SF, Visual Journeys, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at the University of Kansas and is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction (http://www2.ku.edu/~sfcenter). He recently finished a far-future novel, Empire Ship. Come visit Chris at his website (www.sff.net/people/mckitterick), blog (mckitterick.livejournal.com), or Facebook page.

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