Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Digital Rapture, now at a node near you...

The Singularity (Anthology) is here! Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology is on sale now. You can buy it directly from us or from your local bookstore/internet retailer (find an indie one here).

And what IS the Singularity, you ask?  The Rapture of the Nerds or the Techno-apocalypse?  Well...

If you believe in evolution (as well you should!), then it follows that, one day, something might come along to replace you.  Many of the early masters of science fiction thought so. Isaac Asimov was certain that we wouldn’t need to worry much before the year 30-bazillion a.d. or so.  But Asimov wrote in an era before iPads and the Internet, an innocent time when mere humans still ruled the worlds of chess and Jeopardy.   
At the turn of the twenty-first century, Vernor Vinge warned that we might already be inventing our successor species through technological advances. That just maybe the advent of the post-humans wasn’t in the far future but was, in fact, scheduled for next Thursday. He called this (possibly) apocalyptic event the Singularity—and the future would never be the same.
When the Singularity comes, will humans be enslaved by artificial intelligence, or will there be an ecstatic Rapture of the Nerds? In this far-reaching anthology, award-winning science-fiction writers and acclaimed futurists come together to ponder the question of who—or what—comes after us. Digital Rapture traces the history of transhumanity from Charles Darwin to Charles Stross, from Frederik Pohl’s day million to Ray Kurzweil’s almost-now, from Elizabeth Bear’s fusion of woman, machine, God, and shark to Bruce Sterling’s brutal meditation on the superfluity of humanity.
As intelligence figuratively (and possibly literally) explodes, these writers have braved the leap over the edge of the event horizon.  Do you dare to join them?

Stay tuned for our exciting Digital Rapture giveaway...

2 Comments:

Blogger Noah said...

Any timeline on an ebook version? Preferably somewhere I can buy a straight-up epub. Failing that, a B&N Nook version would be cool.

Thanks.

8/23/2012 11:06 PM  
Blogger Tachyon Publications said...

Hi Noah-

We were unable to secure e-book reprint rights for some of the selections in Digital Rapture, so there's no digital version in the works. Wish I had better news.

Cheers,

Jill

8/28/2012 10:51 AM  

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