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In Singularity - the network that promises immortality for the rich - a creature is awakening. New virtual life is being created and struggling to become free. But the growing power of this prisoner, this virtual god, threatens to destroy the world of the living. Only a handful of people even know the creature exists. They need each other if they're to survive. But can the ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published March 2nd 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 27th 2011)
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Martha
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a thought provoking and entertaining sci fi thriller. My rating 4.25

The beginning of this story made me realize that it was a bit unusual. It is rather brash and gritty but I pushed beyond that. I enjoyed the excitement and philosophical arguments… even if I wouldn’t necessarily agree with them. The computer entity's view in the story adds a different element. Patrick and Katherine are two diverse characters and they get help from a determined journalist. Once again this is a sci fi stor
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Mandy
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent debut. A good example of "future-fiction" that would appeal to everyone, not just fans of Science Fiction. An enjoyable and absorbing read, which left me waiting for Porteous' next offering. ...more
Victoria
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Loved the humour of the main character, Patrick. Also the premise of the story was interesting and fun. Seemed to peeter out towards the end and I didn't feel the concept was explored sufficiently. Glad I read it, wasn't overwhelmed by the end but did enjoy it. ...more
Louisa
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was great, I enjoyed the characters and the plot, and the lenghts that one person would do to do something never heard of before. Just amazing!
Kathleen
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
very interesting,,,captured me with the first few sentances....good auther...where's the next book? ...more
Verdi
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book. Reread it straight away and recommended it to everyone I know.
Vikki
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Well written.
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This is the authors first book, and I did not enjoy it as much and another of his books that he obviously wrote later. I had a hard time getting into the story and staying focused while reading it. This story was not a new concept to me because two or three episodes of black mirror actually address pretty much the same ideas.
Not a terrible book by any means, just not anything spectacular.
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