Bill DeSmedt, whose near-future technothriller Singularity (2004) I gave a rave review at the infinityplus website when the book was first released — I still think the novel should have had at the least a Hugo nom — has been in touch:
Full disclosure. After the review appeared, Bill and I discovered we didn’t live that far apart: soon enough our families became great friends — in fact, Pam and I have several times Hogmanayed with Bill and Kathrin. So, yes, I’m amplifying Bill’s signal on this latest development because he’s a dear pal, but even if that weren’t the case I’d be doing so: Singularity really is worth your time. Had it come out from a larger publisher it might well have made that Hugo list and right now you’d probably be watching Spielberg’s screen adaptation at your local multiplex rather than reading this note.