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Hammond, Ray

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1948-    ) 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 a billionaire tycoon's attempts to save the Near Future world through simplistic tampering with threatened Ecology via Weather Control; 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]

Ray Hammond

born London: 1948


  • Emergence (London: Macmillan, 2001) [hb/Redseal@Debut Art]
  • Extinction (London: Macmillan, 2005) [hb/]
  • The Cloud (London: Macmillan Pan, 2006) [pb/]



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