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Helen Roderick thought life would be easier after she died. Her neural paths would be scanned, then simulated on computers, letting her experience a life without aging, without dandruff, without any of the drawbacks of hauling her own squishy meatbag hither and yon. For a little while the plan seems to be coming together.

Then, just as the government bans her research, an unknown agent detonates a nuclear device in downtown Manhattan. Now, she is the only person standing between humanity and extinction. Will she be enslaved or deleted by the government? Can she stop the coming war with China? How will she find time to finish her doctoral thesis? And -- though we're trying hard not to judge -- isn't Dr. Mellings way too old for her?

Alternately goofy and dark, The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl is a strange tale of life in exponential times.

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