Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam is a professional technologist and science fiction writer. He is best known as the author of the Nexus Trilogy.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cairo, Egypt, his family moved to the United States when Naam was three years old. [1][unreliable source?][user-generated source]


Naam was involved in the development of software products such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. His last role at Microsoft was as a Partner Group Program Manager in Search Relevance for Live Search.[citation needed]

Naam currently holds a seat on the advisory board of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, is a member of the World Future Society, a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.[2][non-primary source needed][3][unreliable source?]



  • More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. Broadway Books, 2005
  • The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. University Press of New England, 2013


The Nexus Trilogy[edit]

  1. Nexus (December 2012)
  2. Crux (August 2013)
  3. Apex (May 2015)


2014 Nexus won the Prometheus Award, and he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.[4]

2015 Apex won the Philip K. Dick Award.[5]


  1. ^ Ramez Naam at Goodreads
  2. ^ "IEET Fellows". Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ramez Naam Biography". BookBrowse. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2014 Hugo Awards" at LonCon 3 site
  5. ^ Liptak, Andrew. "Ramez Naam's Apex Is The Winner Of The Philip K. Dick Award". io9.gizmodo.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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