Apr 242014

Ramez Naam is a very intelligent man, and he gets and portrays geek culture well, particularly around the utopian free-as-in-speech hacker ethos of the San Francisco Bay Area. In Nexus, he posits a future where the computer isn’t wearable, but posthuman and in your brain; he’s done a bang-up job of dealing with some of the social and political fallout of these events in the world he’s built and shows us through the lens of a well-built thriller. It’s a strong debut, although some of the world and its characters fall flat where he’s less interested in those particluar details.

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