On Sale: August 26, 2014
Featuring: Daniel Bruks
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Science Fiction Suspense/Thriller
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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