Ken MacLeod's Hard Rapture

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat May 29 2004 - 10:17:48 MDT

Newton's Wake: A Space Opera
By Ken MacLeod
Tor Books
Hardcover, June 2004
320 pages
ISBN: 0-765-30503-8

During a war in the 21st century between the United States and Europe, the
war machine artificial intelligences underwent a rapid evolution, sparking
a singularity event, the Hard Rapture, which resulted in most of humanity
dead and/or scanned and stored by the AIs. Most of the AIs left Earth to
continue their evolution, and the remnants of humanity that did not flee
were left struggling to survive. [etc]

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