Chronicles of a Superheroine
On Sale: April 23, 2019
Featuring: Danielle; Claire
Hardcover / e-Book
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Ray Kurzweil, legendary inventor and author of New York
Times bestsellers The Singularity is Near and How to Create
a Mind, has created inventions and ideas that have changed
human civilization. PBS called him ''One of the
revolutionaries who made America,'' and Inc. magazine name
him ''Edison's rightful heir.''
Now Kurzweil has created a novel and an unforgettable
character-Danielle-to help convey some of his most important
ideas. Danielle: Chronicles of a Super-heroine, tells the
story of a precocious young girl who uses her intelligence
and accelerating technology to solve humanity's grandest
challenges. Now if only we can find more courageous
visionaries like Danielle.
Written as an alternative history, Danielle's journey as a
driven young girl brings her face to face with many
important figures from recent history and our modern world.
Told through the eyes of Danielle's equally remarkable
sister Claire, a girl adopted from Haiti after surviving the
earthquake, this story shows all readers a hopeful vision of
humanity's future-and how to achieve it.
The novel features 24 graphic novel-style illustrations, one
for each year of Danielle's life, by New Yorker cartoonist
and Ray's daughter, Amy Kurzweil (author of Flying Couch: A
Graphic Memoir, a New York Times Editor's Pick and Best of
Accompanying the novel are two nonfiction companion works by
the author, which is a literary first. Included in this
volume is How You Can Be A Danielle, a call to action,
providing pragmatic, thought-provoking and clear guidance on
how readers can be inspired to emulate Danielle and help
bring about a better world.
A separate volume, A Chronicle of Ideas: A Guide for
Super-heroines (and Superheroes) provides Kurzweil's-and
Danielle's-unique spin on 282 concepts presented in the novel.
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