"Richard Powers" is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. His novel The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction.

[http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2006.html "National Book Awards – 2006"]. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27. (With linked information including essay by Harold Augenbraum from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)

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