In a world of plug-in personalities and colonized asteroids, daring fugitive Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark seeks refuge on Earth orbiting settlements, where evil, self-interest, and greed flourish in the vacuum of space. Reissue.
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Like most of the genre, Swanwick's cyberpunk novel takes off from '40s crime thrillers and films noir, his basis here being the amnesiac seeking her own past. Eucrasia Walsh had been a persona buma tester of plug-in personalitiesuntil one of the implants accidentally burned itself into her brain, blanking out her own identity and leaving her the sole template of the valuable new persona. Corporate giant Deutsche Nakasone and its graymarket rivals are both after her, but while on the lam she becomes involved in the struggle between Earthnow a single communal mindand the colonies of individuals scattered through the solar system. As with Swanwick's first novel, In the Drift, the story peters out toward the end, but until then it is inventive and playful, poetic and ingratiating. SF Book Club main selection.
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Book Description Legend Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G009961040XI3N00
Book Description Legend, 1989. Paperback. very good b-format paperback, some spine creas 1st printing. Michael Swanwick presents his world of plug-in personalities, colonized asteroids, and a daring fugitive named Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark, a high-tech criminal. Bookseller Inventory # FL16.278
Book Description Arrow, Great Britain, 1989. Medium Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 335 pages. Edgewear and creasing to covers. Tanned pages. Multiple copies of this title available. In a world of plug-in personalities and colonized asteroids, daring fugitive Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark seeks refuge on Earth orbiting settlements, where evil, self-interest, and greed flourish in the vacuum of space. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 009961040X. ISBN/EAN: 9780099610403. Inventory No: 09080204. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Bookseller Inventory # 09080204
Book Description Legend Press, London, 1989. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mark Salwowski (illustrator). First Edition. Size: Duodecimo12mo. 335 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. There is a small remainder mark. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address. British paperback edition. The author's second novel, preceded by his well-received IN THE DRIFT (1985). This is an early example of the cyberpunk genre, and features one of the earliest uses of the concept of "wetware." Illustrator: Mark Salwowski. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 009961040x. ISBN/EAN: 9780099610403. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3584. Bookseller Inventory # 3584
Book Description Legend 1989 Paperback, 1989. Book Condition: Fair. 336 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 785294
Book Description Legend Books, London, 1989. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. 1st of This Edition. A straight clean book, appears unread. Bookseller Inventory # 029695