Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears

by William Hertling

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BN ID: 2940032923213
Publisher: William Hertling
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Series: Singularity , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 107,724
File size: 369 KB

About the Author

William E. Hertling is a digital native who grew up on the online chat and bulletin board systems of the mid 1980s, giving him twenty-five years experience participating in and creating online culture. A science fiction writer and digital strategist, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
groberts1980 More than 1 year ago
It's not often that I put aside all personal pursuits to read a book, but I did that this time. I absolutely tore through this book and the next in the series because I enjoyed them so much. I am in the technology industry professionally, and personally I follow A.I. and overall technological developments. You don't have to be a believer in the Singularity to enjoy this book. But it definitely helps to be a techie. It helps if you understand all the things going on with regard to programming languages and algorithms. It's one hell of a techno-thriller. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an engineer and one who builds custom workstations for high end CAD/CAE applications, this book tells a believable tale of how situations can get out of control and when decisions are made driven purly by greed.
Aniara More than 1 year ago
This is the first William Hertling book I have read and while it might not be at the same standard as Daniel Suarez book Daemon I highly recommend this book. Its believable, albeit a tad light on details for my taste, and I believe most anyone who reads this and is a google/gmail user could get very very scared. Perfect summer read in my opinion. I'll read the second book in the series and see if Hertling can continue the series in a believable way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is entertaining to read and has a few new interesting ideas. There are a couple rough spots where the actions don't fit well, but I didn't mind over looking those. On the whole, it's a relaxing read that leaves you with some ideas to ponder.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
I debated back and forth on how to rate this book for a while. In the end I settled on 2 stars because as a standalone book it’s less than OK. The premise is interesting and the writing is good but the execution leaves something to be desired. The plot doesn’t really go anywhere, there’s not much tension and it really feels as if it’s setting up the other books in the series rather than being a standalone story. From about 10% in I knew where this was going (although there were two parts that were a bit out of left field). In the end by itself I didn’t find it that interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Utterly believable and extremely terrifying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading "the last Firewall" which was pretty good, i bought this, since this is an earlier book i can seethat the author has improved since
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.  I enjoyed all three books
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