Apex by Ramez Naam

Nexus and Crux are a devastating probe into the political consequences of transhumanism; a sharp, chilling look at our likely future.”
Charles Stross, author of the Halting State and Laundry Files series

Apex (May 15)

The Explosive Conclusion to the trilogy that began with Nexus and Crux.

Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neurally-linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here.

Against this backdrop, a new breed of post-human children are growing into their powers. And a once-dead scientist, driven mad by her torture, is closing in on her plans to seize planet’s electronic systems, and re-forge everything in her image.

A new Apex species is here. The world will never be the same.

File Under: Science Fiction

Cover Art: Steven Meyer-Rassow
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Book Info:
The Concluding Volume of the Nexus Trilogy

UK Print
Date: 7th May 2015
ISBN: 9780857664006
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

North American Print
Date: 12th May 2015
ISBN: 9780857664013
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Ebook
Date: 5th May 2015
ISBN: 9780857664020
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

1. Nexus (January 2013)
2. Crux (September 2013)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Available now from the Robot Trading Company

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Author Info:

Ramez Naam: WWW | @ramez on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews for Apex:

“As with the first two volumes, Apex is a fat book that reads like a skinny one, racing through its well-turned plot to a conclusion that ties together every loose thread of every one of the trilogy’s cast of thousands. From next-generation protest techniques to warfare in the age of autonomous weaponry to the nature of human rights in a world of transhumanism, Apex has ideas, eyeball kicks, and rollercoaster thrills to spare.”
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

“The best books are often the hardest to review, because it’s at those times that I just want to throw my usual attempts at objectivity out the window and reduce my review to, “Holy crap, you guys, you all need to be reading this series right now!” That’s Nexus, Crux, and Apex in a nutshell. It’s wonderfully intelligent, it speculates on amazing advances in technology that we’re already seeing the early stages of in the real world, and it’s all written by a master of the craft. It’s a phenomenal exploration of humanity, one that could pave the way for a new future in sci-fi. 5/5”
Bibliotropic

“If the events of Nexus and Crux seem intense and complex, Apex takes them up to and over the edge.”
Geeky Library

“An excellent trans-humanist novel, raising questions of humanity and morality, and maybe the next evolution of humankind.”
Libromancer’s Apprentice

“Apex is a great ending to a great trilogy, and I’ve been very happy to read all of it.”
– I, Fat Robot

“I think the Nexus trilogy will become a classic in much the same way the Dune series and other great science fiction series have before it. It’s the kind of series you carry with you after you’ve read the last page and find you have to discuss with other readers because its implications are too profound to keep to yourself. Do I recommend it – if you’re a sci-fi fan, or want an edge-of-your-seat smart-as-hell ride, definitely!”
Popcorn Reads

 

Praise and Reviews for Nexus:

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

“a fast, fun read which is both emotionally engaging and thought-provoking. You’ll be mulling over the implications of Nexus — the book and the drug — long after you put the book down.”
– Annalee Newitz, IO9.com

Praise and Reviews for Crux:

“A blisteringly paced technothriller that dives deeper and even better into the chunky questions raised by Nexus. This is a fabulous book, and it ends in a way that promises at least one more. Count me in.”
Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Pirate Cinema

“Smart, thoughtful, and hard to drop, this richly nuanced sequel outshines its predecessor with a wide cast of characters and some complicated, uneasy questions about power, responsibility, and the future of humanity.”
Publishers Weekly

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