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A look into a possible future
am 4. Januar 2014
I don't want to spoil the story to readers so I'll keep this general.
I am hihghly impressed by both Nexus and Crux. Coming from a programming background (even though I gave up on it because I was not exactly great) I researched the author after being a few chapter into Nexus. The whole setting gave off the impression that the author had clearly done a lot of research or came from a programming or biology background himself. I thought that the procedures and problems described in both books are plausible and made sense. The conspiracy aspect is way too close to reality for my taste when I think of the latest scandals concerning many countrie's intelligence agencies...but it fit in nicely with the plot.
Apart from the plausible (to me) scenario the writing style is both gripping and fast paced. The characters are neither black and white nor do they stagnate in their development.
Last but not least I want to say that I loved how religion, specifically buddhism, was woven into the plot. I am not a buddist myself but in my opinion this was well done and added to the character development.
Kudos to you, Mr. Naam! I liked your ideas (and writing style) of this possible future so much I am considering buying your non-fictional books as well and/or book about the topics of nanotech and augmentation. The Nexus story gave me a lot to think and daydream about. Thank you.