Ramez Naam is a professional technologist, and was involved in the development of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook.
He was the CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies, a company involved in developing nanotechnology research software before returning to Microsoft.
He holds a seat on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a member of the World Future Society, a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Ramez is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, and is also the recipient of the 2005 HG Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism, awarded by the World Transhumanist Association.
“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″
“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
“An awesome and exciting SF read!”
– The Mad Professah Lectures
“This final book of the series had everything going for it – great character development, enough action to keep things exciting and a complex plot line. I also thought Naam’s chapter at the end – the Science of Apex – was really interesting and really added credibility to his science fiction based plot. This is a must read for any and all science fiction fans.”
– The Qwillery