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Postsingular by Rudy Rucker

Postsingular
By Rudy Rucker

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Postsingular and its sequel, Hylozoic, represent Rucker's return to the cyberpunk style of his classic Ware tetralogy.

Postsingular takes on the question of what will happen after the Singularity--what will happen after computers become as smart as humans and nanotechnology takes on the power of magic? A mad scientist decides it might be a good idea to create a giant virtual reality simulation that is running a copy of Earth and of most of the people in it. Fine, but in order to create this simulation, the mad scientist plans to grind our planet into a zillion supercomputing nanomachines called nants. Ultrageek Ond Lutter and his autistic son Chu find a way to block the nants--but then Ond can't resist infesting Earth with a congenial breed of quantum-computing nanomachines called orphids ...

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