Ramez Naam’s second novel, CRUX, the sequel to last year’s fantastic NEXUS, is about to come out!
On August 27th, join the author in celebrating the launch with a reading and signing at Elliott Bay Book Stores at 7pm, and then later in the evening at Barca (just a block away) for cocktails.
Here’s what people are saying about CRUX so far:
“A blisteringly paced technothriller that dives deeper and even better into the chunky questions raised by Nexus. This is a fabulous book, and it ends in a way that promises at least one more. Count me in.”
– Cory Doctorow
“Smart, thoughtful, and hard to drop, this richly nuanced sequel outshines its predecessor with a wide cast of characters and some complicated, uneasy questions about power, responsibility, and the future of humanity.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Potent like Naam’s vividly imagined nano-drug Nexus, Crux is a heady cocktail of ideas and page-turning prose. It left my brain buzzing for days afterwards.”
– Hannu Rajaniemi, author of The Quantum Thief
“Outstanding speculative fiction adventure. It combines the very highest level of neuroscientific reality with plausible neuroscience fiction that is very well thought through. I loved it. Put it on the top of your summer reading list!”
“Sublime. This book is speculative fiction at its finest.. Mr. Naam masterfully mobilizes the zeitgeist of contemporary political and tech culture.. Tempts readers with equal parts dread and optimism. This is not a book to be missed.”
– Page of Reviews
“Crux does the work of great science fiction, it makes the reader look closely and critically at what kind of world we are building here and now. In Crux, Naam doesn’t let the reader off with easy answers. Instead he gives them fascinating questions, compelling characters and one hell of a story.”
– Kent’s Book Blog
“Naam’s writing is always strong, fluid and sure. Realistic, wholly believable plot twists follow one after another, puzzle pieces falling neatly into place, building suspense and mystery before satisfying conclusions. With gripping, heart-pounding action scenes and muscle-binding tension normally reserved for horror stories, Crux is a book you don’t want to miss.”
– Always Unmended