By Peter Watts
Arrange for a distinct type 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 global the place the dearly departed ship postcards again from Heaven and evangelicals make medical breakthroughs by means of conversing in tongues; the place genetically engineered vampires clear up difficulties intractable to baseline people and squaddies include zombie switches that close off self-awareness in the course of wrestle. And it’s all below surveillance by means of an alien presence that refuses to teach itself.
Daniel Bruks is a residing fossil: a box biologist in an international the place biology has became computational, a cat's-paw utilized by terrorists to kill hundreds of thousands. Taking safe haven within the Oregon wasteland, he’s became his again on a humanity that shatters into unusual new subspecies with each heartbeat. yet he awakens one evening to discover himself on the heart of a typhoon that may flip all of background inside-out.
Now he’s trapped on a boat certain for the heart of the sunlight approach. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed via whispered messages from a useless son. To his correct is a pilot who hasn’t but came across the guy she's sworn to kill on sight. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk within the shadows in the back of. And lifeless forward, a handful of rapture-stricken clergymen takes all of them to a gathering with anything they are going to basically name “The Angels of the Asteroids.”
Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks, the fossil guy, face-to-face with the most important evolutionary breakpoint because the starting place of proposal itself.
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