|By (author):||Crouch, Blake|
|Series:||Random House Large Print|
|Subject:||FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Technological|
|Size:||9.18in x 6.07in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*|| NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "If Michael Crichton had written a superhero novel, it would look a lot like Upgrade."-The New York Times Book Review|
"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
"Mysterious, fascinating, and deeply moving-exploring the very nature of what it means to be human."-ALEX MICHAELIDES, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Maiden
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, She Reads
The mind-blowing new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion-currently in development as a motion picture at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners
"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*||"If Michael Crichton had written a superhero novel, it would look a lot like Upgrade. . . . Sleek and propulsive, a page-turner with unexpectedly beautiful passages that give you pause amid the thrills."-Amal El-Mohtar, The New York Times Book Review|
"A lot of fun . . . Crouch knows how to do a chase, when to blow stuff up and when to bring the house lights down. . . . But what makes Upgrade special is that his path is unique. He takes turns that are unexpected [and] explores some stunning vistas along the way."-NPR
"From the first page, it's clear you're in the hands of a master storyteller; Upgrade is 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
"Imaginative, perfectly paced, and extremely clever, Upgrade walks the fine line between page-turning thriller and smart sci-fi. Another killer read from Blake."-Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Project Hail Mary
"The incomparable Blake Crouch has, once again, completely blown my mind. Upgrade is more than a brain-bending thriller; it's a siren in the night, warning us all of the dangers of playing God with the human species."-Justin Cronin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Passage Trilogy
"Blake Crouch has a mind like Crichton and a heart like King-Upgrade is riveting, tense, scrupulously researched, and deeply heartfelt."-David Koepp, author of Cold Storage and screenwriter of Jurassic Park
"Blake Crouch doesn't pull any punches in this taut and evocative examination of what humanity really is-and how it fails us. 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
"[A] nail-biting near-future science thriller . . . Crouch fully develops his alarming concept and its implications along with delivering masterful characterizations. This is the best yet from a creative and gifted author."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Mind-bending . . . an excellent follow-up to Crouch's other dark-science novels . . . Will appeal to readers interested in climate fiction or superhero origin stories, as well as those who enjoy smart thrillers."-Booklist
"High-octane action, some moral complexity, and a surprisingly emotional ending elevate this novel. Recommended-even for reluctant science fiction readers."-Kirkus Reviews
|Biographical Note||Blake 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.|