[Book Review] Crux

Crux / Ramez Naam (Powell's Books)
"Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place.

In the USA, the freedom fighters of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed at the President and his allies.

The first blows in the war between human and posthuman have been struck."

Humanity is evolving, the singularity is here and it is part of us.  What started as an experiment, a party drug, is now reshaping the human experience.  Children born with Nexus are reviled, scientists try to find a vaccine while Autistic children and their parents find a bridge, governments and individual want back door access for their own means.  What happens when we can become more than just human?  What happens when we can share thoughts and experiences quicker than thought?

Crux asks questions about humanity, culture, and change.  It paints for us an uncomfortably plausible future and the things people do out of fear, or greed, or even hope for the right thing.

A brilliant and complex piece of cyber fiction and political suspense, Crux is the sequel to the equally brilliant Nexus.


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