"[A] rousing yet thoughtful adventure story."
–The New York Times Book Review
"[A] VIEW OF MANKIND’S FUTURE AND THE UNIVERSE REMINISCENT OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE."
–The Denver Post
"BLOOM is one of the most fast-paced and powerfully dark visions of nanotechnology gone awry since Greg Bear’s Blood Music. McCarthy succeeds on many levels, combining a unique literary style with complex scientific speculation and political intrigue."
"What clever and compelling science fiction! The Bloom future is all too believable."
Author of Chaos: Making a New Science
"Wil McCarthy makes ideas jump. Bloom grabs you from the very first scene and doesn’t let go till the last page. It’s irresistible."
–WALTER JON WILLIAMS
Author of City on Fire
"Swiftly paced, consistently inventive and tightly written."
–The Washington Post Book World
"McCarthy is an entertaining, intelligent, amusing writer, with Heinlein’s knack for breakneck plotting and, at the same time, Clarke’s thoughtfulness."
–Booklist (starred review)
"Bloom is tense, dynamic, intelligent, offering a terrifyingly vivid view of how technology can rocket out of our control."
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Startide Rising
From the Paperback edition.