Upgrade: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Crouch, Blake
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  FICTION / Thrillers / Technological
Publisher: Ballantine
Published: July 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in
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From The Publisher*An ordinary man undergoes a startling transformation-and fears that all of humanity may be next-in the mindblowing new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion

"You are the next step in human evolution."

At first, Logan Ramsay isn't sure if anything's different. He just feels a little . . . sharper. Better able to concentrate. Better at multitasking. Reading a bit faster, memorizing better, needing less sleep.

But before long, he can't deny it: Something's happening to his brain. To his body. He's starting to see the world, and those around him-even those he loves most-in whole new ways.

The truth is, Logan's genome has been hacked. And there's a reason he's been targeted for this upgrade. A reason that goes back decades to the darkest part of his past, and a horrific family legacy.

Worse still, what's happening to him is just the first step in a much larger plan, one that will inflict the same changes on humanity at large-at a terrifying cost.

Because of his new abilities, Logan's the one person in the world capable of stopping what's been set in motion. But to have a chance at winning this war, he'll have to become something other than himself. Maybe even something other than human.

And even as he's fighting, he can't help wondering: what if humanity's only hope
for a future really does lie in engineering our own evolution?

Intimate in scale yet epic in scope, Upgrade is an intricately plotted, lightning-fast tale that charts one man's thrilling transformation, even as it asks us to ponder the limits of our humanity-and our boundless potential.
Review Quote*"Amazingly gripping and totally immersive . . . Brilliant (near-future) world-building and impeccable plot. You don't so much sympathize with the main character as live inside his skin."-Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series

"From the first page of Upgrade, it's clear you're in the hands of a master storyteller. Blake Crouch leads you on a roller-coaster ride in this highly original science fiction adventure thriller, by turns mysterious, fascinating, and deeply moving-exploring the very nature of what it means to be human. . . . Spellbinding."-Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens
"Blake Crouch doesn't pull any punches in this taut and evocative examination of what humanity really is-and how it fails us. Upgrade is a hugely entertaining and emotionally resonant thriller that you'll be thinking about long after you turn the last page."-Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Chosen Ones and Divergent
Biographical NoteBlake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His novels include Recursion, Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines trilogy, which was adapted into a television series for FOX. Crouch also co-created the TNT show Good Behavior, based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He lives in Colorado.