Singularity's Ring

Singularity's Ring

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Baker & Taylor
With human civilization struggling to recover after the Singularity that leaves ninety percent of the population either dead or transformed into energy beings, Apollo Papadopulos, an entity made up of the personalities of five separate teenagers--pod members Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel, and Moira--trains to become captain of the starship Consensus. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The debut novel from a exciting new voice in SF—about what happens after ninety percent of humanity leaves Earth
There is an artificial ring around the Earth and it is empty after the Singularity. Either all the millions of inhabitants are dead, or they have been transformed into energy beings beyond human perception. Earth’s population was reduced by ninety percent. Human civilization on Earth is now recovering from this trauma and even has a vigorous space program.
Apollo Papadopulos is in training to become the captain of the starship Consensus. Apollo is a unique individual in that he/she/it is not an individual at all, but five separate teenagers who form a new entity. Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel, and Moira are a pod, as these kinds of personalities are called, genetically engineered to work as one and to be able to communicate non-verbally. As a rare quintet, much relies on the successful training of Apollo, but as more accidents occur, the pod members struggle just to survive.

Blackwell North Amer
After the singularity, there's an artificial ring around Earth ... and 90 percent of humanity is gone.
Either billions of humans are dead, or they've been transformed into something beyond human perception. Years have elapsed. Now human civilization is recovering from this trauma and has begun to once again reach into space.
Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel, Moira are a pod - a collective entity, genetically engineered to work as one. To the world, they're Apollo Papadopulos, and they're training to become captain of the starship Consensus. Much depends on Apollo's success. But as a series of accidents threatens to destroy the pod, it begins to look as if someone hates them and is trying to kill them. But Apollo Papadopulos has a destiny beyond Earth and must survive to achieve it. And in so doing learn the true secret of the Singularity.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317773
Branch Call Number: SF MELKO
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 28, 2010

I'm not usually a fan of first person narrative, but Paul Melko has done something entirely different using this type of writing style. And I loved it. Hoping to see more in this series! An exellent read.

Feb 17, 2010

The author has taken a good short story and added material to make a good novel. Locations such as the Amazon jungle and Saharan Africa are described with great attention to detail. I look forward to more work from this author with the hope that they will get even better.


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