- ISBN 9781471102035 / 1471102033
- Title Amped
- Author Daniel H. Wilson
- Category Science Fiction
- Format Paperback
- Year 2012
- Pages 288
- Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Language English
- Dimensions 153mm x 234mm
A stunning thriller set in a near-future world where the human race is divided by fear of technology that can upgrade our bodies and minds
Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. Enter a stunning world where technology and humanity clash in terrifying and surprising ways. Some people are implanted with upgrades that make them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of 'amplified' humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray discovers that his seizure-supressing medical implant is actually a powerful upgrade. Owen joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as 'amps' and is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumoured, a group of the most enhanced amps are about to change the world - or destroy it.
Daniel Wilson holds a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. His previous titles include HOW TO SURVIVE A ROBOT UPRISING, as well as five other popular science books. This is his debut novel.