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IMSA Alumni Authors Release Recent Books

IMSA Alumni Authors Ramez Naam '90 and Ryan Littrell '92 each recently released books, just in time for holiday gift-giving or beginning the new year with a new read.

      Author Ramez Naam '90  
      Author Ryan Littrell '92  

Naam's latest book, Nexus:  Mankind Gets an Upgrade, was just released on December 18.

"It’s a near future thriller about a technology that can link human minds, and the conflict to control it," Naam says.  "The book’s getting awesome reviews and selling like hot cakes."

Naam, also the author of the book More Than Human:  Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement and a 2007 IMSA Board of Trustees Alumni Award recipient, was recently interviewed by Geekwire about his latest book, his role models, his favorite things, his interest in science fiction and other facts.

In addition to Naam, Ryan Littrell '92 also authored his first book this fall, Reunion:  A Search for Ancestors

Littrell, originally from Chatham, Illinois, graduated from Northwestern University, then Boston College Law School where he was an Executive Editor of the Boston College Law Review.

Other IMSA alumni authors include (this list is not comprehensive):

Arek Dreyer '89 - his book, Apple Pro Training Series:  OS X Server Essentials:  Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mountain Lion was just released December 10;

Sara Benson '91 - author of several Lonely Planet city guides and the book Lonely Planet Road Trip:  Route 66;

Todd Mitchell '92 - author of The Secret to Lying and The Traitor King;

Tiffany Gholar '97 - author of Post - Consumerism:  Paintings 2007-2010;

Clara Shih '00 - author of The Facebook Era;

Brian Butler '89 - co-author of Rhetoric and the Arts of Design;

Jonathan Hayward '92 - author of Django JavaScript Integration:  AJAX and jQuery;

Dan Frakes '89 - author of Mac OS X Power Tools

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