Brain Wave

  • by Poul Anderson
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal life-forms.
This is a transcendent look at the possible effects of enhanced intelligence on our planet.


What the Critics Say

“A masterpiece.” (Larry Niven)


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic idea but poorly executed

The idea for this book is brilliant but I don't really feel that Poul Anderson did the idea justice, the story seemed to skip along the surface of some really intriguing ideas without ever really delving into them. I'd love to see what someone like Peter Hamilton could do with this idea, it just didn't seem very well explored.
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- Mordy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-02-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.