Ready to change the world?

Futurist, inventor, and author Ray Kurzweil has written his first novel to inspire you. In Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, a precocious girl uses her intelligence and accelerating technologies to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Danielle’s journey casts a hopeful vision of humanity’s future—and two free companion books show how you can achieve it.

Ray’s writing on the future of technology presented in his best- selling, non-fiction books — The Singularity Is Near and The Age of Spiritual Machines — is a cultural touchstone.

His pioneering work and vision of the future helped craft this new novel. Pushing the boundaries has always been the Kurzweil way, and this breakthrough merging of fiction and forward-thinking is no exception. Unlock your potential and discover what’s truly possible.

One novel. Two companion books. Three ways to experience the story.

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How You Can Be a Danielle

See how you can turn your ideas into real-world action in this companion digital guide.

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A Chronicle of Ideas

Learn about the real-life leaders Danielle meets and the big ideas she explores in this companion e-book.

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Forbes: Kurzweil among 13 “Most Influential Leaders in Tech”

ALONG WITH ELON MUSK, LARRY ELLISON, BILL GATES, MARK BENIOFF, STEVE JOBS, BILL JOY, MARK ZUCKERBERG AND JEFF BEZOS

The uncanny accuracy of Ray Kurzweil’s predictions in his books—as well as his vision for what is still to come—has inspired many in our industry. His current work on artificial intelligence, his educational efforts at Singularity University and his most recent book, Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, continue to demonstrate his relevance as well as his ability to inspire the next generation of innovators. - Paul Blough, BloughTech

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Foreword Reviews

DANIELLE: CHRONICLES OF A SUPERHEROINE IS A COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL THAT ALSO SERVES AS A CALL TO ACTION

In American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s young adult coming-of-age epic Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, capable children are given the freedom to innovate solutions to real world problems.

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Martine Rothblatt

ONE OF FORBES' “100 GREATEST LIVING BUSINESS MINDS”

“Danielle is an inspiring page-turner that engages the heart and mind of young adults as well as free-thinking adults of all ages. It is as intellectually uplifting as Ray Kurzweil’s other great books, but his trenchant lessons on techno-immortality and techno-abundance are now distilled into a storyline that has the makings of a classic fable. Amy Kurzweil’s evocative artwork are like meditation focal points that recapitulate the plot with iconic images. Danielle is a literary work exemplar of Einstein’s adage that things should be made as simple as possible but no simpler. The Kurzweils have made the techno-progressive thesis accessible to all. I know, for sure, countless lives will be saved as a result. These are masterpieces. I’m confident these books will change the world. Save the world. Kids will read them and do amazing, progressive things no one thought possible, but by modeling on Danielle (and absorbing the succulent yet succinct knowledge from A Chronicle of Ideas), they will be emboldened to do what they will then know they cannot not do.”

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About the author:
Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is a legendary futurist and the author of The New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind. Long before he started writing—when he was just five years old—Ray was inspired to become an inventor. Since then, he’s poured his passion into ideas and creations that have changed the world. PBS called him “one of the revolutionaries who made America,” and Inc. magazine named him “Edison’s rightful heir.”

About the illustrator:
Amy Kurzweil

The novel features 24 graphic-novel-style illustrations, one for each year of Danielle’s life, by New Yorker cartoonist and Ray’s daughter, Amy Kurzweil—author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2016.

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A mother shares why this novel is so important

Lifestyle and parenting blogger, Grits & Grace experiences Danielle with her daughters. See how it’s helping them to be smart, be kind, and dream big.

What a pose! @aliviadandrea is workin it!

“No matter your age, where you come from – YOU can make a positive difference this world so desperately needs….

Real life Danielle founds nonprofit for good

Talia Leman founded RandomKid, a nonprofit that has helped provide water in Africa, as well as crutches and artificial limbs to Haitian earthquake victims.