Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Nexus by Ramez Naam


I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading a book as much as I did with Nexus. The plot revolves around the development of a drug that allows for direct mind to mind communication and how various factions try to control this new creation.

There was never a dull moment while reading this book yet at the same time it was able to explore the social and political implications of transhumanism more deeply than some documentaries I have watched. This novel felt like a glimpse at an all too possible future and tried to honestly deal with the implications of the technology that is being built today. My only real complaint with this novel is that the action scenes can be hard to follow at times and last a bit longer than necessary.

My recommendations is that if you think that post-cyberpunk transhuman buddhist scifi might be something you are interested in then you need to read this book.