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Ings, Simon

Overview
Works: 18 works in 93 publications in 9 languages and 2,239 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Popular works  History  Science fiction  Bildungsromans  Dystopias 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6059.N54, 612.84
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Ings
A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision by Simon Ings( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible evaluation of the science and philosophy of seeing explains how only one percent of what the eye sees is in focus at a given time, in an account that traces the evolution of sight while discussing such related topics as light physics and Leonardo da Vinci's theories of perception
The weight of numbers by Simon Ings( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Weight of Numbers" is a big, ambitious novel that posits a world where everything is connected but, post-faith, post-fate, all that is left to guide us is numbers
The eye : a natural history by Simon Ings( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We spend about one-tenth of our waking hours completely blind. Only one per cent of what we see is in focus at any one time. You don't need eyes to see - blind volunteers have been taught to see through their chests. Through a spellbinding mix of scientific research, mathematics, philosophy, history, myth, anecdote and language theory, Simon Ings brilliantly unravels the never-ending puzzle of how and why we see in the way that we do. With the help of a beguiling mix of illustrated visual conundrums and enigmas, Ings triumphs with a compelling dissection of the eye's age-old mysteries that is both seriously interesting and interestingly fun."--Product description
Wolves by Simon Ings( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new novel from Simon Ings is a story that balances on the knife blade of a new technology. Augmented Reality uses computing power to overlay a digital imagined reality over the real world. Whether it be adverts or imagined buildings and imagined people with Augmented Reality the world is no longer as it appears to you, it is as it is imagined by someone else. Ings takes the satire and mordant satirical view of JG Ballard and propels it into the 21st century. Two friends are working at the cutting edge of this technology and when they are offered backing to take the idea and make it into the next global entertainment they realise that wolves hunt in this imagined world. And the wolves might be them. A story about technology becomes a personal quest into a changed world and the pursit of a secret from the past. A secret about a missing mother, a secret that could hide a murder. This is no dry analysis of how a technology might change us, it is a terrifying thriller, a picture of a dark tomorrow that is just around the corner
Hot head by Simon Ings( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious SF novel that is at once post-cyberpunk and post-modern. Complex, multi-layered, it combines hard science, tarot and images of late 20th-century Europe to make something utterly original. And introduces a memorable new heroine to the genre ... Malise has a problem. She's come downwell to Earth, but years of space combat have ruined her: her muscles have wasted away, her past is a confused torture of events and her brain is wired to addictive military hardware that's illegal on Earth. But with an AI mining probe returning to Earth, having bred and grown until it is hundreds of miles across, Malise is in the firing line again. The probe is indestructible and it is insatiable for more metals. No one knows how to stop it. Malise doesn't know she has a blueprint for humanity's survival wired into her head
Dead water by Simon Ings( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard and knows that their survival depends on giving the pirates exactly what they want. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk? On the island of Bali a tsunami washes up a rusting container. Inside, the mummified remains of a shipping magnate missing for 30 years and a hand-written journal of his last days locked within his aluminium tomb. Through the dusty industrial towns of India's Great Trunk Road, a disgraced female detective tracks a criminal syndicate. Her life has been ruined, but she will have her revenge. In a backstreet Mayfair office, an automated distress signal is picked up on a private satellite network. A ship is missing. A Dead Water ship. Dead Water is the key to everything. A code name for a covert operation initiated during World War Two. But why is it unravelling now, and what will the consequences be?
City of the Iron Fish by Simon Ings( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting gothic SF adventure set in a bizarre desert city, probing the very fabric of existence, to reveal a sometimes horrifying world within. Only a fool would question the strange magics that maintain the cool haven of the City of the Iron Fish in the middle of an inferno of scorching heat and splintered rock, for the well-watered streets of the city hide secrets in their shadows. Thomas Kemp is just such a fool--and embarks on a journey that will take him to the limits of reality. It may kill him, worse, that may not be enough. Especially as it is his only friend, Blythe, who may discover the secret of the city's isolation
Hotwire by Simon Ings( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-moving cyberpunk thriller set in a world of thinking cities, ruthless corporations and mad orbital AIs. A novel that links the groundbreaking works of William Gibson to the new generation of writers such as Charlie Stross and Hannu Rajaniemi. Ajay had a future once, birthing intelligent cities for the Haag Agency. First Delhi, then Milan. But then he is seduced into betraying his employers and finds himself working for a city that wishes to become human. Ajay must steal some rare technology from a long-dead wetware expert, a new Frankenstein called Snow, a man now alive in an AI. A man who wants a new toy for his manufactured daughter
Painkillers by Simon Ings( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of Adam's odyssey into a nightmare of corruption and violence, where it is only his forlorn hope that he is helping his autistic son Justin that offers any solace. As everything implodes around him, he risks everything to lay hands on the one thing that might save him
Headlong by Simon Ings( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-cyberpunk SF that recalls the darkness of M. John Harrison and the wild visual imagination of China Mieville and Hannu Rajaniemi, HEADLONG felt ahead of the curve when first published and now serves to show just why Simon Ings has remained on the cutting edge of genre fiction. Surgically connected to their swarming robotic workers, architects Christopher and Joanne Yale are turning the moon into a paradise. But now, without warning, the machines have pulled the plug and are building a new, insane future away from the control of human minds
Das Auge : Meisterstück der Evolution by Simon Ings( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Datafat Roman by Simon Ings( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miru : Me no tanjō wa watashitachi o dō kaetaka by Simon Ings( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sayıların ağırlığı by Simon Ings( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weight of numbers by Simon Ings( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the metamorphosis of three people: Anthony Burden, a mathematical genius; Saul Cogan, transformed from prankster idealist to trafficker in the poor and dispossessed; and Stacey Chavez, ex-teenage celebrity and mediocre performance artist, hungry for fame and starved of love. All are haunted by Nick Jinks, a malevolent curse of a man who seems to be everywhere at once
Smoke by Simon Ings( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Rio brain by Simon Ings( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital domains : a decade of science fiction and fantasy( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. Datlow collects some of the best and most controversial of the stories from the webzines-- now in print for the first time
 
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A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision
Alternative Names
Ings, Simon D. 1965-

Ings, Simon David 1965-

Simon Ings britischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Simon Ings British writer

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The weight of numbersThe eye : a natural historyHotwirePainkillersHeadlong