Echopraxia

Echopraxia

Firefall Series, Book 2

eBook - 2014
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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...
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9781429948067
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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hollymassie
May 02, 2017

This book was just...overwrought.
Ugh. Wanted to like it. If you like sentances like, "Three trillion nodes and a ten-thousand-link search radius was a pretty impoverished echo of the actual Quinternet, but you could still dig for a thousand lifetimes and never reach its edge."
You will love this book.
Oh. And Vampires have a lot of teeth. And are scary. Repeated ad nauseum.

ChristchurchLib Jun 09, 2016

Daniel Brüks is obsolete. He's a field biologist in a scientific community that's gone computational, an atheist in a faith-based society, and a mortal man trying to survive in an increasingly post-human civilization. Boarding the Rapture-guided ship Crown of Thorns, Brüks joins the hive-like Bicameral Order of monks and a genetically engineered vampire who are following in the footsteps of the Theseus mission, which vanished years ago after reaching the edge of our solar system. En route, Brüks and the crew discover a post-biological organism that challenges everything they know about the nature of life in the universe. Echopraxia serves as a companion novel to the Hugo Award-nominated Blindsight, although this book can be enjoyed without having read its predecessor.

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Flatcoatsmith
Apr 15, 2016

This non-sequel to Watts mind-blowing BLINDSIGHT further explores the questions of intellect, technology, knowledge, survival and identity.
The book stands alone, however i recommend reading BLINDSIGHT first. Enjoy the ride and the chilling revelations herein.

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