book cover of After On

After On

(2017)
(A book in the Silicon Valley series)
A novel by

 
 
The definitive novel of today's Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological moment with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consciousness, synthetic biology, and much more are tackled with authority and brash playfulness by New York Times best-selling author Rob Reid.

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it.

But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar market by becoming "The UberX of Sex"? Or a reckless experiment that could spawn the digital equivalent of a middle-school mean girl with enough charisma, dirt, and cunning to bend the entire planet to her will?

Phluttr has it in her to become the greatest gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in history. Or she could cure cancer, bring back Seinfeld, then start a nuclear war. Whatever she does, it's not up to us. But a motley band of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and engineers might be able to influence her.

After On achieves the literary singularity - fusing speculative satire and astonishing reality into a sharp-witted, ferociously believable, IMAX-wide view of our digital age.

Narrated by Sean Kenin and January LaVoy, with:
Felicia Day: NETGRRRL.COM
Patrick Rothfuss: Special Field Operative Brock Hogan
John Hodgman: Charles Henry Higgensworth III
Tom Merritt: voice of The New York Times
Jesse Cox: Whistle Blowings Blog
Leo Laporte: voice of The San Francisco Chronicle

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Rob Reid doesn't write science fiction; he writes future history. After On is the best account I've read of how superintelligence will arrive and what it will mean for all of us. Hilarious, frightening, believable, and marvelously constructed--After On has it all." - Hugh Howey


Similar books by other authors

thumb
Fall
(Dodge, book 2)
Neal Stephenson

Used availability for Rob Reid's After On

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
ISBN: 1-5247-9805-3 / 978-1-5247-9805-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Forever On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
ISBN: 1-101-88270-0 / 978-1-101-88270-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
ISBN: 1-5247-9807-X / 978-1-5247-9807-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Author(s): Rob Reid
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU