bulletin | new novel for all ages: from author Ray Kurzweil

With a special offer for early readers.
August 24, 2018


LETTER | Get the book with a pre-order special offer.

Dear readers,

Explore the new novel:
Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine

Please enjoy this fiction book for all ages by best selling writer, futurist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil —- plus a pre-order special offer package — featuring a chance to win a virtual meet + greet with the author.

Also below: you’ll find some excerpts from the novel with its two companion books.

The story and its guide books will take you on a journey of adventure, romance, creative thinking, and high action — where everyone is a hero making tomorrow a better world. Illustrated by the New Yorker magazine cartoonist and graphic novelist Amy Kurzweil.

— editors


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Novel book cover illustrated by artist Amy Kurzweil.


READ | About the novel.

  • Some books change your life.
  • Others change the world.
  • Ray Kurzweil’s new novel is destined to do both.

Inc. magazine said author Ray Kurzweil is “the rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” His fiction book is an immersive experience: global progress, whimsy, intrigue, imagination, and clever thinking — one of the most important new books.

Ray Kurzweil’s first novel Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, is the story of a young character who — with her super-intelligence and smart technologies, plus help from her friends — solves some of the world’s large challenges: curing cancer, brokering peace in the middle east, and supplying clean water to millions of people in Africa. Along the way, she meets important people from modern history with roles to play in the future of civilization. And Danielle does it all before her 16th birthday.

Ray’s message is: “you too can be a Danielle” — the book shows you how. With its groundbreaking themes and thoughtful style, Danielle’s enchanting story shows us a hopeful picture of our future — where people come together to solve essential problems using the power of their talents and compassion for all people.

Ray’s writing on the future of tech presented in his best selling, non-fiction books — for example: The Singularity Is Near and The Age of Spiritual Machines — are a cultural touchstone. His vision for positive innovation helped craft his new novel.

In a literary first, Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine comes with a set of 2 non-fiction companion books — also written by Ray Kurzweil.

The novel and companion books give you powerful + practical steps to turn your ideas into action — plus achieve excellence in your life, with your friends, and in your goals.

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Portrait of book author Ray Kurzweil.


BOOKS | the complete set

the novel — Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine
companion book no. 1 — How You Can Be a Danielle
companion book no. 2 — A Chronicle of Ideas: A Guide for Superheroines + Superheroes


on the web | pages

Danielle World | home
Danielle World | YouTube channel
Danielle World | Facebook
Danielle World | Twitter


READ | Sample chapters from the book.

from: Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine
note: The novel follows Danielle’s life from birth to a young lady — so the chapters are organized by her age.

opening | book preface

chapter | Age Zero and One — Maybe She’s Different
chapter | Age Two — Danielle in Wonderland
chapter | Age Six — Making Good Use of the Sewers
chapter | Age Seven — Burying the Evidence of the Crime


WATCH | Hear what early readers are saying about the book.
Click play to find out who is Danielle?


WATCH | Two sisters with a special bond.
Click play to learn about Danielle + Claire.


BOOK pre-ORDER OFFER | A very special package.

Pre-order the book today and you will get:

ALL OF THIS

— the special offer package: see details below
— for the discounted price of: $ 18.00
— free shipping


the special offer • the book set

You’ll get :

the NOVEL — Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine

  • hard cover book
  • first edition
  • personally autographed by Ray Kurzweil
  • sure to become a collector’s item
  • plus bonus e-book edition

the COMPANION BOOK no. 1 — How You Can Be a Danielle

  • hard cover book
  • plus bonus e-book edition

the COMPANION BOOK no. 2 — A Chronicle of Ideas: A Guide for Superheroines and Superheroes

  • as a web-only edition

the special offer • poster + chance to meet the author

You’ll also get :

COMMEMORATIVE Danielle POSTER

  • drawn by book illustrator Amy Kurzweil
  • Amy is a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine
  • Amy is also Ray’s daughter

You’ll also be entered into a sweepstakes to win an hour-long video conference with book author Ray Kurzweil — you can talk with him in-person.


the special offer • upcoming non-fiction book by Ray Kurzweil

You’ll also get :

RAY’s UPCOMING non-FICTION BOOK — The Singularity Is Nearer

  • hard cover book
  • first edition
  • personally autographed by Ray Kurzweil
  • on the future of tech, science + society
  • add to your Kurzweil library as a collector’s item
  • mailed when it’s released in 2019


PRAISE | Merging fiction with forward thinking.

“An essential read for sophisticated thinkers as well as young adults just discovering Ray Kurzweil’s expansive ideas and adventurous story-telling. You’ll be captivated whether you’re 10 or 110.” — reader

“Pushing the boundaries has always been the Ray Kurzweil way, and this breakthrough merging of fiction and forward thinking is no exception. Unlock your potential and discover what’s truly possible.” — reader


GIVING | A great book for good.

For every novel sold during the pre-order campaign for Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, author Ray Kurzweil is donating $6.00 to charities that encourage young people to become “Danielles” and help solve world challenges.

note: We’re sorry the charitable donation section of the special offer is not available in Mississippi, US.



— legal notes —

1. entry note: no purchase necessary to enter or win.
2. entry details: open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years or older.

3. schedule: the sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on August 6, 2018 and all entries must be received by 11:59 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on December 31, 2018.

4. how to enter: you can enter by pre-ordering Ray Kurzweil’s book or by mailing a postcard to the address below. On the postcard write your name, e-mail address, and mailing address.

935 Great Plain Avenue
box no. 111
Needham, MA 02492

5. prize details: one prize consisting of a 1-hour virtual meeting (video conference) with book author Ray Kurzweil. | ARV $0
6. the odds: odds of winning depend on number of entries.

7. eligibility: employees + agents of the sponsor, the Kurzweil companies, plus their: affiliates, agencies, distributors, wholesalers, retailers — and members of employees’ and agents’ immediate families, and individuals living in the same household with employees or agents — are not eligible to win.

8. exceptions: the sweepstakes are void where prohibited.
9. rules: participation is subject to complete official rules by which all entrants are bound.
10. claims: entrants release all parties from all claims / liability from this sweepstakes or acceptance / use of any prize.
11. sponsor: the sweepstakes sponsor is Ray Kurzweil. address: 935 Great Plain Ave. | box no. 111 | Needham, MA 02492