NEXUS is a gripping piece of near future speculation, riffing on the latest developments in cognition enhancement. With all the grit and pace of the Bourne films, this is a clever and confident debut by a writer expertly placed to speculate about where we re heading. Unlike a lot of SF, this novel dares to look the future square in the eye. --Alastair Reynolds, bestselling author of Revelation Space and Blue Remembered Earth
Shortlisted for the Prometheus Award 2014.
Shortlisted for the Kitschies Award 2014.
MANKIND GETS AN UPGRADE.
In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.
When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.
File Under: Science Fiction [ Humanity 2.0 | Mind Matters | Hive | This Will Happen ]
Praise and Reviews
“Nexus is a gripping piece of near future speculation, riffing on the latest developments in cognition enhancement. With all the grit and pace of the Bourne films, this is a clever and confident debut by a writer expertly placed to speculate about where we’re heading. Unlike a lot of SF, this novel dares to look the future square in the eye.”
- Alastair Reynolds, bestselling author of Revelation Space and Blue Remembered Earth
“Any old writer can take you on a roller coaster ride, but it takes a wizard like Ramez Naam to take you on the same ride while he builds the roller coaster a few feet in front of your plummeting car… you’ll want to read it before everyone’s talking about it.”
- John Barnes, author of the Timeline Wars and Daybreak series.
“Naam displays a Michael Crichton-like ability to explain cutting-edge research via the medium of an airport techno-thriller.”
- SFX Magazine
“A dazzlingly clever and well informed near-future extrapolation, and also an outrageously exciting and cinematic shoot ‘n punch ‘em up. A ‘smart thriller’ in all senses of that phrase. Ramez Naam really does know how to make you turn that page. If you are posthuman or transhuman this is an absolute must-read for you; and even mere mortals will love it.”
- Philip Palmer, author of Version 43 and Hell Ship
“Ramez Naam is one of those unrelenting authors who, from the very first page, grabs you roughly by the scruff of the neck and screams right into your face. His talent as a storyteller is unequivocal; his prose both startlingly bold and darkly intelligent, making Nexus one of the most intensely compelling and original debut novels I’ve read in a very, very long time. His breathtaking expertise and confidence as a writer makes Naam the only serious successor to Michael Crichton working in the future history genre today.”
- Scott Harrison, author of Archangel