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As you refer to the previous question, I'll refer to the previous answer. Darth Sidious no longer needed an incredibly strong and dangerous Jedi warrior to protect him from a large number of hostile Jedi, to usurp the Republic. He needed a henchman capable of being a major threat to "normal" people while posing a reduced threat to Sidious, slowing the normal ...


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"Quarantine" by Greg Egan, published in 1992 WIkipedia says: The novel is set in the near future (2034–2080), after the solar system has been surrounded by an impenetrable shield (constructed by either aliens or extra-solar humans) known as the Bubble. The Bubble permits no light to enter the solar system, and as a consequence the stars can no ...


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Could it be that General Grievous's suit would have diminished any abilities to use the Force? Vader's suit was made via Sith alchemy making it compatible with the midi-chlorians. Grievous's suit is almost entirely robotic apart from the brain, which was what gave the robot its advantage of sentient forethought and equilibrium. Vader's suit: "The suit ...


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It's more than one story. The technology is slow glass. The author is Bob Shaw. And the first (short) story is Light of Other Days, published in 1966 and expanded to longer form as Other Days, Other Eyes in 1972. Later stories are Burden of Proof (1967) and A Dome of Many-Colored Glass (1972). Further reading Jo Walton (2010-10-07). Slow glass seen ...


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Within the TV and Film Series, there's no further mention of Wesley's Nanites. The last we see of them, they've been abandoned on Kavis Alpha IV. In the wider trek canon (books, etc), we meet them again briefly in Immortal Coil where they're referenced as being part of a wider pan-civilisational grouping of robot and machine intelligences living in and ...


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I wonder if this might be Divergence by Tony Ballantyne. It's not a perfect match but has a lot of similarities. You can see the covers here. One of the covers is pink, though it does not feature a cube. The book is set in a post singularity future and the Earth is ruled by an AI called the Watcher. The Watcher uses a drug called MTPH to make humans more ...


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Could this be Steel Beach by John Varley? The "steel beach" in question is Luna, Earth's moon and the most heavily inhabited world in the solar system since the Invaders obliterated human civilization on Earth; the title alludes to humans being figuratively thrown onto the inhospitable moon, paralleling fish that made their way onto land in the ...


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That's certainly John C Wright's, The Golden Age, which is a trilogy. I think you're actually remembering the second volume, The Phoenix Exultant. It contains all of the plot elements you mention above.


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This sounds like the 1st book of the Succession Series "The Risen Empire" by Scott Westerfield. The opening chapter called Pilot fits what you have described. Below is a brief SPOILER ALERT excerpt explaining your remembering NN mm: Marx checked the altimeter's last reading: 174 centimeters. At that height, the craft would take at least a minute ...


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You're referring to "The Nanotech Chronicles" by Michael Flynn, an anthology of his own nanotechnology-themed stories. The story with the graffiti artist is almost certainly "Soul of the City", described as; "a technological battle against outlaw graffiti artists leads to the sophistication of paintings that undergo calculated metamorphoses as their ...


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Could this be "Limiting Factor" by Theodore R. Cogswell? "Oh, you wouldn't be doing that," said Mr. Thwiskumb mildly. "Those people down there aren't Ordinaries." "What!" "Dear me, no. They weren't the ones that were left behind. They are the descendants of those who migrated. Those poor devils down there are pure-blooded Superiors. When they ran into ...


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Sounds like Forge of God (1987) by Greg Bear. (I've been meaning to find a copy to reread it. I particularly recall the appearance of a duplicate of Ayers Rock (Uluru).) One alien faction is determined to destroy civilizations, the other to preserve representatives. (A plotline that also shows up in the movie Independence Day: Resurgence.) The cataclysm at ...


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Sounds like it could be The Gentle Seduction by Marc Stiegler. It has Nano-technology that heal people's ailments: She started to climb the Mountain, but it was too much for her: she huffed and puffed and had to go home. Annoyed, she went to the drug store and bought another capsule, one that restored her circulatory system and her lungs. One day ...


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I think the novel you are looking for is Federation, by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, published in 1994. The villain in the novel is Adrik Thorsen, a military colonel who was a foe of warp drive inventor Zefram Cochrane in the 21st century. Later on, it is revealed that Thorsen used various alien technological means to extend his lifespan, and both ...


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In real world biology, serum is the clear yellowish fluid left over from blood when you separate out the blood cells, normally by spinning in a centrifuge. It can still contain antibodies among other things, but no red cells. In recent decades the word has also been misappropriated by elements of the cosmetics industry for use in describing some of their ...


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It is "Gravity Dreams" by L.E. Modesitt Jr. July 1999 ISBN 0-812-56661-0 LoC 99-22966 You can read it as an adventure tale, but the real subject is morality, ethics and a persons responsibility towards society and vice versa. (That is actually true for most of Modesitt's work.) From the back-cover: In Earth's distant future, Tyndel is both teacher and ...


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"Quad World", by Robert Metzger....a good read! "but as you well know, time runs very short." He look a quick glance over his shoulder and looked up into the sky. I also looked: 23. It had dropped by another three kilometers per hour. I didn't know if Napoleon believed the Speed Limit story that Joan had told me, but he obviously thought those numbers ...


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If you take out the "someone sprouts wings in the end", I would say you are describing Prey by Michael Crichton. Published in 2002, it is described thusly in wikipedia:The novel serves as a cautionary tale about developments in science and technology; in this case, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence.


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Your story seems to be part of the plot of David Edelman's Jump 225 trilogy (Infoquake, Multireal, Geosynchron). It's about a guy, with a smart and beautiful partner and another geek, who writes bio-software and fights hard with competition and with a somewhat tyrannic government. It all starts with augmented vision, but it develops into a kind of bio-...


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I do not have enough karma to comment, but could it be 'Holy Fire' by Bruce Sterling? As copied / pasted from the linked website: Mia Ziemann is a 94-year-old medical economist who enjoys all the benefits of her position. But a deathbed visit with a long-ago ex-lover and a chance meeting with a young bohemian dress-designer brings Mia to an awful ...


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I stumbled upon the answer while browsing Amazon. It's Dima Zales's The Last Humans series, which starts with Oasis. My name is Theo, and I'm a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It's meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer ...


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From what I can tell, its producers have made no comments regarding their inspiration for the series. The transhumanism (also known as H+) portion of the show may have been inspired by any number of science-fiction portrayals of H+, such as Deus Ex or Blade Runner. The computer virus that wipes out those with the implants could be based on media that ...


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The description is also pretty close to The Last Hawk by Catherine Asaro, published 1997. Kelric, the protagonist, is a golden-skinned (not just tan or yellowish; they have metallic tints in their skin in his race) Jagernaut, a warrior with nanotech biological enhancements. He's also a telepath. On the planet he crash-lands, there is a matriarchal society, ...


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No, there is no concrete evidence that the Machines in the Matrix work anything like modern computers in the real world. However, if you want to ask questions about anything in the movie that isn't explicitly and completely described in the dialogue presented within the films (which is what all these other questions you reference are doing) AND you want to ...


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This is the Earthfall Trilogy by Mark Walden, first book released in 2010. Earthfall (Earthfall #1) Sam awakens to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past, walking silently toward the enormous ships, which emit a persistent noise. Only Sam seems immune to the signal. Six months later, he is absolutely ...


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I think you are describing a book by Richard Phillips, "Second Ship", Book 1 of the Rho Agenda. While I can't find a really good descriptive narrative (I did find this synopsis) to corroborate all the elements, enough fit that I think it's a good match. Hidden ship - Check. Teenagers - Check. Found by three teenagers New powers - Check. Technology in the ...


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Blood Music, Greg Bear (ISBN 0-7434-4496-5) A biochemist working with biological computers attempts to save his work after being ordered to destroy it, by injecting it into himself. While living inside him, the cells evolve and create a nanoscale civilization, who then learn to communicate with their host. The original question might be updated to be ...


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This page offers a candidate for first story to propose the idea of nanotech: "A Menace in Miniature" (1937) by Raymond Z. Gallun. According to the description, the characters in the story seem to be suffering from some sort of tiny projectiles that have gotten into their wounds, and one proposes to use a robot called a "scarab" which is about a quarter-inch-...


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I recently read the SF novel "The Last Mortal Man" by Syne Mitchell. It's billed as the first installment of a series called "The Deathless." One of the major characters is Alexa DuBois, an African-American woman who works as an elite bodyguard for the billionaire (Lucius Sterling) who controls the process that replaces a normal human body with an "immortal"...


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One Jump Ahead by Mark L. Van Name The main character was Jon Moore and his ship was a Predator Class Assault Vessel. Jon Moore: A nanotech-enhanced warrior who wants nothing more than a quiet life and a way back to his strange home world. Lobo: An AI-enhanced Predator-Class Assault Vehicle, a mobile fortress equipped for any environment from the seabed ...


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