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Nexus (The Nexus Trilogy Book 1) by [Naam, Ramez]
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Book 1 of 2 in The Nexus Trilogy (2 Book Series)

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*Starred Review* Naam, an expert in new technologies and author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (2005), turns in a stellar performance with his debut sf novel. Nexus is a nanotechnology that allows human minds to link up. But rogue scientists are using it to turn ordinary people into killers (shades of Richard Condon’s classic novel The Manchurian Candidate). The American government recruits—in other words, blackmails—Kade Lane, a grad student who’s been known to tinker with Nexus, to get close to the suspected leader of the mind-control program. But, as Kade soon discovers, one man’s villain is another’s visionary, and he’s forced to choose sides in a hurry, before someone else decides he’s too dangerous to stay alive. Naam has set himself a difficult challenge here: he’s telling a story in which much of the action and dialogue takes place inside the characters’ minds. But he succeeds admirably: one scene, in particular, in which a character races to make changes to the Nexus system by reprogramming it inside his own head, is nail-bitingly tense, when it could easily have come off as preposterous. The dialogue might be a bit raw in places, and there might be a slight overuse of exclamation points, but those are minor rookie mistakes. What matters here is the remarkable scope of the story and its narrative power. --David Pitt

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Winner of the Prometheus Award! 

An NPR Best Book of 2013!

Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award

Shortlisted for the Kitschies Award

"Good. Scarygood."
Wired

"Provocative... Adouble-edged vision of the post-human."
The Wall Street Journal
 
"Alightning bolt of a novel, with a sense of awe missing from a lot of currentfiction."
Ars Technica
 
"Starred Review. Naamturns in a stellar performance in his debut SF novel... What matters here isthe remarkable scope and narrative power of the story."
Booklist

"A superbly plotted high-tension technothriller ... full of delicious, thoughtful moral ambiguity ... a hell of a read."
Cory Doctorow

"A gripping pieceof near future speculation... all the grit and pace of the Bournefilms."
- Alastair Reynolds, author of RevelationSpace

"A sharp, chilling look at our likely future."
- Charles Stross, author of Singularity Sky and Halting State

"The most brilliant hard SF thriller I've read in years. Reminds meof Michael Crichton at his best."
Brenda Cooper,author of The Creative Fire

"A rich cast of characters...the action scenes are crisp, the glimpses offuture tech and culture are mesmerizing."
Publishers Weekly

"Any old writer can take you on a roller coaster ride, but it takes awizard like Ramez Naam to take you on the same ride while he builds the rollercoaster a few feet in front of you."
John Barnes, author of Directive51
 
"MichaelCrichton-like."
SFX Magazine

"An incredibly imaginative, action-packed intellectual romp!"
- Dani Kollin, PrometheusAward-winning author of The Unincorporated Man

"The only serious successor to Michael Crichton."
- ScottHarrison, author of Archangel

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  • File Size: 1505 KB
  • Print Length: 474 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TOZI7FM
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