By Peter WattsArrange for a special 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: an international the place the dearly departed ship postcards again from Heaven and evangelicals make clinical breakthroughs by way of talking 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 strive against. And it’s all below surveillance by means of an alien presence that refuses to teach itself.
Daniel Bruks is a dwelling fossil: a box biologist in an international the place biology has grew to become computational, a cat's-paw utilized by terrorists to kill hundreds of thousands. Taking safe haven within the Oregon wilderness, he’s grew to become 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 hurricane that would flip all of heritage inside-out.
Now he’s trapped on a boat sure for the guts of the sun method. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed via whispered messages from a lifeless 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 useless forward, a handful of rapture-stricken priests takes all of them to a gathering with whatever they are going to purely 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 beginning of idea itself.
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