the novelDanielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine

by Ray Kurzweil
January 1, 2020

— contents —

~ the novel | meet Danielle
~ the novel | themes
~ the novel | background

~ about | the book set
~ featurette
~ q + a
~ book reviews

the novel | meet Danielle

Explore the novel Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine | visit

It’s a fiction book for all ages — by inventor, best-selling author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil. The story plus its 2 companion books take you on a journey of adventure, romance, creative thinking, and action — where everybody’s a hero making a better world.

With illustrations by Ray’s daughter: the New Yorker magazine cartoonist + graphic novelist Amy Kurzweil. | visit

the novel | themes

Ray Kurzweil’s first novel — Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine — is the story of a young heroine named Danielle. Using her super-mind + smart-tech, she takes-on big challenges — with lots of help from her friends:

  • curing illness
  • making peace around the globe
  • getting food + water to developing countries
  • finding new forms of energy
  • fighting for a better tomorrow
  • ending domestic violence

Along the way, she meets important people from history — with roles to play in the future of civilization. And Danielle does it all before her 16th birthday.

The story is a big experience with whimsy, intrigue, imagination, mystery, and clever thinking. The journey follows Danielle from age 1 to young adult — as she uses her heart + mind to get through today’s problems.

Danielle is positive. People of all backgrounds can come together to tackle issues — with intelligence + compassion. Ray says: You too can be a Danielle!

the novel | background

Ray’s writings on the future of science + tech, presented in his New York Times best-selling books.

You might already be familiar with his non-fiction classics:

book: the Age of Intelligent Machines
book: the Age of Spiritual Machines
book: How to Create a Mind
book: the Singularity Is Near
book: Fantastic Voyage + Transcend

He expresses his hope for tomorrow in this new adventure story.

image | above

Portrait of author Ray Kurzweil.

book title: Danielle
deck: Chronicles of a superheroine.

visit: Danielle World | home

— featurette —

Meet the sisters Danielle + Claire.

by illustrator Amy Kurzweil

WATCH | See what readers are saying about the book.

about | the book set

The novel Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine is presented with 2 non-fiction books — also by Ray Kurzweil. They show practical steps to achieve your goals.

— the book trio —

SUPPORT | questions

How can I get the novel — Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine?

How can I get the guide book — How to Be a Danielle?

  • the hard-cover novel includes the guide book
  • the guide book is printed in the back
  • the guide book is also digital
  • you can read it here: DanielleWorld

How can I get the companion book — A Chronicle of Ideas: a guide for superheroines + superheroes

  • the companion book is digital
  • you can read it here: DanielleWorld

How can I get customer service help?

  • visit: DanielleWorld
  • scroll to the bottom
  • then click “general inquiries”

BOOK REVIEWS | from readers

The illustrations are clever and the novel is fantastical. Could a young girl accomplish all that Danielle does — who knows! Our best and brightest ideas are coming from young children more + more each day. I hope we can all read the book using our imagination, and create new possibilities for our world.


An essential read for sophisticated thinkers as well as young adults just discovering Ray Kurzweil’s expansive ideas and adventurous story-telling. Merging fiction with forward thinking. You’ll be captivated whether you’re 10 or 110.


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.