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Postsingular is Published

Starting Tuesday, October 2, 2007, you can get my new novel, Postsingular! Why not order a copy on Amazon right now?

If you’re waffling, read more about the book on my Postingular web page, including reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Interzone.

It’s my seventeenth novel. Life rolls on. I started it in July, 2005, finished the main writing in September, 2006, with revisions and copy edits continuing till April, 2007.

Looking at my notes for the book, I find this summary of the goals I had for the book starting out:

  • Come to terms with the ubiquitous presence of cell phones, cameras, and computers, increasingly connected into a seamless wireless web.
  • Delve into the notion of the technological Singularity likely to occur when the artificial intelligence of networks overtakes that of the human race.
  • Write an novel that can serve as a foundation for a series of novels.
  • Write something flashy and contemporary, somewhat in the old cyberpunk manner.
  • Call it Postsingular; that title’s mersh, man — “mersh” being Bruce Sterling’s word for “commercial.”

19 Responses to “Postsingular is Published”

  1. Mac Tonnies Says:

    Congratulations! I’m currently digging “Mathematicians In Love,” but rest assured “Postsingular” is on my list.

  2. Paul Raven Says:

    Hi Rudy – my review of Postsingluar appears in the just-published edition of Interzone (#212). I don’t know if you’re a subscriber; if not, drop me a line and I’ll email you a copy of the review.

  3. MarcL Says:

    Add to cart.

  4. rs Says:

    its in the mail

  5. Alex Says:

    I’d like to get a signed copy, is that possible?
    If your doing some signings, let me know the bookshops,
    as the bookshops sometimes then sell the signed books online.

  6. Rudy Says:

    Alex, Booksmith in SF can get you a signed copy by mail; see the Booksmith listing in my Upcoming Events.

  7. MarcL Says:

    Mine shipped today from Amazon. Can’t wait. I read the first few chapters in manuscript, but I much prefer thwacking the boards of a massive solid hardcover.

  8. Steve H Says:

    Rudy, congrats! And old Bosch would turn a handspring if he knew someone in the 21st century painted a triptych in his honor as well as making him a character in a book read by thousands of people.
    Hmmm – maybe someone will write a retro-cyberpunk novel in a century or two and put you guys in it as characters. Hopefully we’ll all persist long enough to read it . . .

  9. Mac Tonnies Says:

    “Hmmm – maybe someone will write a retro-cyberpunk novel in a century or two and put you guys in it as characters. Hopefully we’ll all persist long enough to read it . . .”

    Well, in that case Rudy will still be around and he’ll be the one writing it!

  10. tomnic Says:

    It’s scary to see cyberpunk become “classic”, makes me feel kind of like when people talk about “classic rap” or something. Even though punk came before rap….er…. now I’ll shut up.

  11. neatmouse Says:

    tomnic Says:

    “It’s scary to see cyberpunk become ‘classic’, makes me feel kind of like when people talk about “classic rap” or something. Even though punk came before rap….er…. now I’ll shut up.”

    With any luck I’ll go deaf in both ears before the Classic Rap Christmas Downloads come out. :0

  12. linus r. Says:

    Professor Rucker’s “PostSingularCrisp” would be a damn good name for a breakfast cereal….

  13. Rudy Says:

    Great SciFi.com review of POSTSINGULAR today, by Paul Difilippo!

  14. dr. marcus kelby o.d. Says:

    Rudy,

    Postsingular is so explosive, so much fun and so brilliant. Trumps even the heavenly mushrooms I did a couple of weeks ago. It’s just mammoth.

    SALUT!

  15. MarcL Says:

    Yeah, I had chantrelles and mirasmius on toast and in fondu last night, and although they were delicious, Postsingular is even better.

  16. dr. marcus kelby o.d. Says:

    That’s quite the compliment, too.

  17. dr. marcus kelby o.d. Says:

    …btw, fondu? You must be in the Hibrane…

  18. retro Says:

    I do love the classics.

  19. wooden serving trays Says:

    Yeah, I had chantrelles and mirasmius on toast and in fondu last night, and although they were delicious, Postsingular is even better.

    Congratulations! I’m currently digging “Mathematicians In Love,” but rest assured “Postsingular” is on my list.


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