Ramez Naam is a talented technologist and a champion for embracing biological enhancement—that is, embracing how technology can help us go further as human beings.
Naam is also an incredibly imaginative science fiction author. Writer Jon Mitchell captured Naam’s philosophy well with a quote from a recent speech at the 2016 GLC: “Sci-fi might suck at predicting the future, [Ra]Mez says, but its real job is to provoke it. It’s for driving science, for exploring possibilities and helping us decide how to direct our energies over the long term.” Need more reasons to read his latest book? Keep reading.
1. Apex won the highly coveted Philip K. Dick Award for 2016!
2. This is the third book in the Nexus series. The first book in the series, (also named) Nexus, won the 2014 Prometheus Award. The second book is called Crux.
3. The book has gotten rave reviews everywhere including io9’s Charlie Jane Anders! io9 posted the first chapter of Apex too.
4. The ebook is FREE on Shelfie when you own a print copy. This is thanks to one of our early partners and favorite publishers, Angry Robot Books.
5. The book’s epic synopsis:
They call them the Apex – humanity’s replacement. They’re smarter, faster, better. And infinitely more dangerous.
Global unrest spreads as mass protests advance throughout the US and China, Nexus-upgraded riot police battle against upgraded protestors, and a once-dead scientist plans to take over the planet’s electronic systems. The world has never experienced turmoil of this type, on this scale.
Humanity is dying. Long live the Apex.
If you’ve already read all of Ramez Naam’s work, move onto the rest of the 2016 Philip K. Dick nominated books. All six books are stellar reads and well worth adding to your TBR pile. Three of the books are on Shelfie too. Check out the rest of the nominated books including the ones available for FREE on Shelfie.