Read the first chapter from Ramez Naam's new nanotech thriller, Crux

Last year, Ramez Naam thrilled us with his biotech revolution novel Nexus, about a form of nanotechnology that allows people to reprogram their brains — and even communicate with another person's brain remotely. Now Naam is back with the blistering hot sequel, Crux. We've got an excerpt. » 8/26/13 4:53pm 8/26/13 4:53pm

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