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2031: The Singularity Pogrom Paperback – August 26, 2010
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From the Author
No one really has the guts to say it, but if we could make better human beings by knowing how to add genes, why shouldn't we?
---- James Watson, Co-discoverer of the structure of DNAMy new novel, 2031: The Singularity Pogrom, takes Watson's idea and raises the ante. Why not integrate artificial and human intelligence in these "better human beings"? Would the result continue to be human or perhaps something dangerous beyond our understanding?
Welcome to the violent world of 2031.
About the Author
Dan Ronco's expertise in engineering and computer science infuses his fast-paced speculative thriller 2031: The Singularity Pogrom with detail and authenticity. Ronco returns to the violent, near-future world brought to life in his first two novels, PeaceMaker and Unholy Domain. Piers Anthony called PeaceMaker, "Exciting, violent, thoughtful and unfortunately true to life - a powerhouse of computer adventure." Simon Wood, the Anthony Award winning author, said "Dan Ronco fills the gap left by Philip K. Dick with Unholy Domain."
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Those of us that really do want these things want a world where people do not die from merely accumulating a few decades and don't lose their health, looks and mind in the process. We want a world where we and our creations is much smarter and less prone to error and countless near insanities as evolution has made us. We want a world where all diseases are cured, space opens up to ourselves and our progeny and life becomes in all ways far deeper and more abundant.
The author would tell you and does tell you in this screed that that is utterly wrong and we should relinquish such dreams - relinquish the very deep dreams, ideal and ambitions that make us human just when we begin to know enough to fulfill them. Contemptible.
Filled with action, adventure, and technology which will ultimately be developed in the next 50 years, 2031 takes the reader on a journey of emotional and psychological struggle of man versus machine, man versus woman, and man versus man. The fight to save humanity evolves, as does the story, with many twists and turns, surprising the reader and making the book a page-turner. Finally, Ronco provides an unpredictable ending which causes the reader to think about the book long after reading the final page.
In this book, Ronco uses vivid imagery to develop story, characters, and plot. Each detail of the story is impeccably developed; each character comes to life with sympathetic detail; the plot moves swiftly and deeply. He provides enough back story so readers do not need to have read Peacemaker or Unholy Domain to understand and follow the story - but to appreciate the depth of the story, the reader should!
One final thought. I am a very critical reader who enjoys and judges the craft the author used to write the book as much as the story. I have read many action adventure/sci-fi novels including those works by Michael Crichton, George Orwell, Oran Scott Card, J. R. Tolkien, Robert Ludlum, as well as the classics by Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, and James Michener. I began reading Ronco's work from his first book, Peacemaker, following the trilogy, and will gladly rank him with some of the best authors I have read. He not only tells a great story, but writes with great skill, using the written word to expertly craft the work.
2031: The Singularity Pogrom is the third novel from author, Dan Ronco. I got a taste of what Mr. Ronco had to offer with Unholy Domain, the second book. Peacemaker is the first. 2031: The Singularity Pogrom was just as good. This is saying something as sometimes second and third novels can never live up to the first.
I was cheering for Ray the whole time. Ray had so much personality and he is someone you can get behind. I like the element of suspense. You never truly knew if the good guys were really good or bad guys. There is lots of action taking place in this story.
There is no current technological futuristic sci-fi series out that I am familiar with that is as good as these books. Fans of this series will be pleased with 2031: The Singularity Pogrom.
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