Hammond, Ray

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(?   -    ) UK science journalist, futurologist and author; his nonfiction includes The On-Line Handbook (1984) and The World in 2030 (2007), which predicts and describes the Singularity. He began publishing sf novels with Emergence (2001), which explores the dangers of simplistic tampering with the world's weather system; Extinction (2005), also set in the Near Future, more systematically explores the ramifying dangers of global warming (see Climate Change). The Cloud (2006) ambitiously combines a drama about the successful outcome of SETI research, complex conflicts surrounding the issue of Computer intelligence (see Singularity, Transcendence) and its dangers, plus the incursion of a sentient cloud from interstellar space whose goal is the destruction of all biological life (see Berserkers). [JC]

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