Thursday, March 28, 2013

20 essential books about what's next in human evolution

Annalee Newitz at io9 came up with a list of twenty essential books about the next step in human evolution.

One entry on the list:
The Nanotech Quartet, by Kathleen Ann Goonan

Like [Linda] Nagata's novel [The Bohr Maker], the four books in Goonan's celebrated Nanotech Quartet focus on how humanity changes after strong nanotechnology allows us to reshape ourselves and the landscape using complicated programs. As a result, our cities become massive life forms, with buildings that grow like flowers. And humans are all too vulnerable to computer viruses that treat everything as data, including our bodies and minds.
Read about another novel on the list.

Writers Read: Kathleen Ann Goonan (August 2011).

--Marshal Zeringue