Prepare for a different kind of singularity in Peter Watts' Echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight
It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it's all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.
Daniel Bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the Oregon desert, he's turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out.
Now he's trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. To his right is a pilot who hasn't yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows behind. And dead ahead, a handful of rapture-stricken monks takes them all to a meeting with something they will only call "The Angels of the Asteroids."
Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself.
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|Grouping Author||watts peter|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-18 23:20:17PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-19 00:25:49AM|
|author||Watts, Peter, 1958-|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000440403|Book|Books||English|Tor,|2014.|383 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Biologists -- Fiction, Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction, Interstellar travel -- Fiction, Science fiction, Canadian|
|title_full||Echopraxia / Peter Watts|
|topic_facet||Biologists, Imaginary wars and battles, Interstellar travel, Science fiction, Canadian|