In short, bad plot, bad characters, bad writing.
It was a good book, Rucker has done another great job of writing what I wonder will one day be a classic to the science fiction community.
Frankly, Frek and the Elixir seemed this way as well, though I can't say for sure since I have never made it past the first 20 pages.
As a 64-year-old man who has read thousands of books through the years, I can state, unequivocally, that this is the worst read ever. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Grant Ritchie
This book is a trippy, zippy neo-science fiction. Something that combines the campiness of old with the technology of new. I don't really like that sort of thing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Eric J. Juneau
I had high hopes for this book. I like singularity tales, love hard sci-fi, and appreciated the authors quoted on the back.
Now I am dumbfounded. Read more
I just recently started reading Rudy Rucker's work, starting with the Ware Tetralogy and then moving on to Postsingular. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Tensegrity Dan
I picked this one up on a whim despite the mixed reviews, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Postsingular offered chapter upon chapter of Rucker's mind-blowing imagination, while always... Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by Kurt_Mastodon
Sorry in advance for the lack of detail, but I'd just like to say that as a fan of authors such as Neal Stephenson and Charles Strauss, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from... Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by singularitarian
1) Nants (nanotech machines) eat most humans on earth, to create more nants. 2) Scientist reverses computation of the CPUs in the nants. Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by Bob Hartwig
A billionaire decides to unleash a human-changing nanotechnology upon the world - and life will never be the same again. Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
While there are a lot of interesting SF ideas, they do not make for a coherent story. Characters perform purposeless actions to advance a story that makes little sense. Read morePublished on August 3, 2008 by R. Massey