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The Rapture of the Nerds

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
From the two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk SF, a brilliant collaboration to rival 1987's The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century.

Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun.

The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander... and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple.

So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.

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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations
Author(s): Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-7653-2910-7 / 978-0-7653-2910-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-7653-2911-5 / 978-0-7653-2911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds
Author(s): Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-78116-744-3 / 978-1-78116-744-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds
Author(s): Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4830-7970-8 / 978-1-4830-7970-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4830-7968-6 / 978-1-4830-7968-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds
Author(s): Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4830-7969-4 / 978-1-4830-7969-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations
Author(s): Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations
Author(s): Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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