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ISBN13: 9780765360700
ISBN10: 0765360705
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Garner Nanotechnology is developing nanotech-enhanced protective suits and autonomous first-aid nanobots. It's cutting-edge stuff, and when it saves Brent Cleary from a pipeline explosion that killed hundreds, the Army takes notice.

Near-death experience changes a person, so no one is entirely surprised when easy-going Brent turns somber and studious, focused and cold. Not at first. But Kim O'Donnell, Brent's best friend, cannot get past some of the changes. This just isn't her friend, and she wonders what's gotten into him.

With an Army field trial imminent and the company's future at stake, possible nanotech side effects aren't something anyone wants to discuss. The bad news is, Kim's right. Something has gotten into Brent — and he isn't the only one changing.

If Kim can't stop them... maybe we'll all change.

Review:

"Small Miracles continues a theme author Edward M. Lerner has pursued in other novels like Creative Destruction. He has proven himself a master of weaving intricate tales about future possibilities. Be ready to curl up with this great book and not put it down until it's done." Curledup.com

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"Suspense and action enough to fuel any thriller, and even to drive it to the big screen." SFrevu

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"Lerner ends his thought-provoking novel with a classic SF twist. I highly recommend Small Miracles to anyone interested in relatively near future SF, and in the fascinating possibilities of nanotechnology." Hilary Williamson, BookLoons.com

Synopsis:

Garner Nanotechnology is developing nanotech-enhanced protective suits and autonomous first-aid nanobots.  Its cutting-edge stuff, and when it saves Brent Cleary from a pipeline explosion that killed hundreds, the Army takes notice. 

Near-death experience changes a person, so no one is entirely surprised when easy-going Brent turns somber and studious, focused and cold.  Not at first.  But Kim ODonnell, Brents best friend, cannot get past some of the changes.  This just isnt her friend, and she wonders whats gotten into him. 

With an Army field trial imminent and the companys future at stake, possible nanotech side effects arent something anyone wants to discuss.  The bad news is, Kims right.  Something has gotten into Brent - and he isnt the only one changing. 

If Kim cant stop them … maybe well all change.

About the Author

Edward M. Lerner has degrees in physics and computer science. As an engineer, Lerner has led development projects for NASA and various contract work from telecommunications to national defense. His books include Probe, Moonstruck, and the collection Creative Destruction, as well as a collaborative series of Ringworld prequels (Fleet of Worlds and Juggler of Worlds) with Larry Niven. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.

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Beverly.Scofield, June 15, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly.Scofield)
This novel is for the science devotee--not necessarily just for the adept whose education and life's work have laid a scientific foundation for understanding, but simply for anyone excited about the potential in cutting-edge scientific innovation. It's rather like standing beside the mariners who first noticed that as the ship sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean, the land mass of a whole new continent rose slowly above the waves. We are privileged to live in a time when we can see it happening.

In "Small Miracles." Edward Lerner takes cutting edge nanoscience and weaves it into a high-tension mystery with action, biology, neurology, nanorobotics and, through it all, the reader never, ever loses track of the primary issue: The story is about human beings, their complicated interpersonal relationships and what happens when the object of a long-standing friendship is no longer human--well, not only human.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765360700
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Author:
Lerner, Edward M.
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.69 x 4.31 x 0.96 in

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Product details 384 pages Tor Books - English 9780765360700 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Small Miracles continues a theme author Edward M. Lerner has pursued in other novels like Creative Destruction. He has proven himself a master of weaving intricate tales about future possibilities. Be ready to curl up with this great book and not put it down until it's done."
"Review" by , "Suspense and action enough to fuel any thriller, and even to drive it to the big screen."
"Review" by , "Lerner ends his thought-provoking novel with a classic SF twist. I highly recommend Small Miracles to anyone interested in relatively near future SF, and in the fascinating possibilities of nanotechnology."
"Synopsis" by ,

Garner Nanotechnology is developing nanotech-enhanced protective suits and autonomous first-aid nanobots.  Its cutting-edge stuff, and when it saves Brent Cleary from a pipeline explosion that killed hundreds, the Army takes notice. 

Near-death experience changes a person, so no one is entirely surprised when easy-going Brent turns somber and studious, focused and cold.  Not at first.  But Kim ODonnell, Brents best friend, cannot get past some of the changes.  This just isnt her friend, and she wonders whats gotten into him. 

With an Army field trial imminent and the companys future at stake, possible nanotech side effects arent something anyone wants to discuss.  The bad news is, Kims right.  Something has gotten into Brent - and he isnt the only one changing. 

If Kim cant stop them … maybe well all change.

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