is a computer scientist who lives in the pacific northwest. His debut novel, Nexus
(Angry Robot, 2012), has received an impressive level of positive buzz
, including an endorsement from one of our past interview subjects, Alistair Reynolds
. Although this is his first work of fiction, Naam is no stranger to writing. His previous book, More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement
, received the 2005 HG Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism. As he discusses in the podcast, he has two books due out in 2013, including Crux
, a sequel to Nexus
, as well as a non-fiction work about technological adaptation and climate change, entitled The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet
. I hope you enjoy the interview, which ranges across all of these subjects.