It's getting to that time again where advance copies start turning up for next year. If you're not pre-ordering this stuff already then what I'll be doing here is just giving you a little heads up (every now and then) on what's coming your way. Ramez Naam's 'Nexus' is due for release in January, from Angry Robot, but an advance copy came through the door about an hour ago. Check it out...
In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human
together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are
some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to
exploit it. When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over
his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there
is far more at stake than anyone realizes.
The blurb, on the back of my copy, bills 'Nexus' as a 'hard SF thriller' and I've got to say that's a bit of a turn off for me (I'm not afraid to admit that I never have much of a clue what goes on in any Hard SF book...) I'm also in two minds about the plot. I mean, are there enough 'mankind gets an upgrade' novels out there already? Angry Robot are on the ball enough for 'Nexus' to probably surprise us all, on that score, but I'm not sure...
That's what I think anyway. Does 'Nexus' sound like a book that you'd pick up? Is it on your list of books to read in 2013? I don't think it will be on mine.