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"How The Human Era Ends": Listen To The Audiobook Of Ramez Naam's Apex

The epic post-human story of Ramez Naam’s Nexus trilogy has finally come to an end—and the final volume, Apex, is coming out as an audiobook. And we’ve got an excerpt. Meet the intelligences that are set to replace us, and find out why “the next few minutes will decide the future of intelligence on planet Earth.” » 7/20/15 8:00pm 7/20/15 8:00pm

Good News: Angry Robot Books Gets Back To Full Speed In A Couple Months

Angry Robot Books has published some of our favorite books of the past few years, including Ramez Naam's Nexus and Madeline Ashby's vN. But since Angry Robot got bought last fall, a lot of books were delayed, and Ashby ended up taking her next standalone book to Tor. The good news is, Angry Robot's signed some great… » 1/14/15 2:10pm 1/14/15 2:10pm

A novel about why Buddhists could eventually rule the world

There's already been a lot of buzz about futurist Ramez Naam's first science fiction novel, Nexus, because it offers such a persuasively realistic portrait of human enhancement. A few decades into the future, a drug/biotechnology called Nexus is making its way through the underground. When ingested, it creates a… » 1/30/13 2:30pm 1/30/13 2:30pm

Which species stand to benefit the most from global warming?

While there's little doubt that global warming is set to wreak considerable havoc on the planet's ecosystems, it's not all bad news for some species of this good Earth. Given just how adaptable some animals can be, climate change is set to create entirely new opportunities for a lucky few. So get ready for an Earth… » 11/15/12 8:00am 11/15/12 8:00am

Computer scientist scores two-book deal with Angry Robot

Ramez Naam is a software engineer who spent years at Microsoft working on Explorer, Outlook, and Bing. Then he became fascinated by biotechnology and authored a non-fiction book called More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. And now he's turned to science fiction. He's sold two books, Nexus » 2/24/12 11:49am 2/24/12 11:49am