From two of the science-fiction genre’s more exciting voices, New York Times bestselling author, blogger and technology activist, Cory Doctorow (Little Brother), and multiple award-winning science-fiction legend, Charles Stross (Rule 34), comes a dystopian hard science-fiction adventure drawing on concepts from cyberpunk and videogames, The Rapture of the Nerds.
Set in a fractured future, The Rapture of the Nerds follows a technophobic Welshman who receives a summons to sit on a Tech Jury Service. To learn more about the novel that Booklist described as “mind-bendingly entertaining but almost impossible to explain’, please see the series of review and author interviews by the UK’s top science-fiction and books bloggers below.
15th April - Jolly Good Show
16th April - Huffington Post UK
17th April - SF Bulletin
18th April - Following the Nerd
19th April - SF Book
22th April - The Tattooed Book
23th April - Alasdair Stuart
24th April - Nerd Like you
25th April - Geek Native
26th April - The Bookseller Blog
The Rapture of the Nerds is peppered with references to pop-culture staples (The Matrix, Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy amongst others).
To be in with a chance of winning a SIGNED copy of Rapture of the Nerds tweet the fictions piece of technology that you would most want let loose in the real world @doctorow @csross @titanbooks #RaptureoftheNerds. The co-authors will vote for their favourite fifteen pieces of tech and each top tweeter will be sentenced to a free copy. The Jury is still out. Good luck.