By Charles Stross
The Singularity. it's the period of the posthuman. synthetic intelligences have exceeded the bounds of human mind. Biotechnological beings have rendered humans all yet extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. touch with extraterrestrial lifestyles grows extra approaching with each one new day.
Struggling to outlive and thrive during this speeded up global are 3 generations of the Macx extended family: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification expertise whose brain is split among his actual setting and the net; his daughter, Amber, at the run from her domineering mom, looking her fortune within the outer process as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber's son, who reveals his future associated with the destiny of all of humanity.
For whatever is systematically dismantling the 9 planets of the sun method. whatever past human comprehension. anything that has little need for organic lifestyles in any form...
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Accelerando by Charles Stross