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In a near-future Southwest sizzling under the effects of global warming, a top-secret project blends the latest advances in biotechnology and brain-to-machine interfaces to create human-shaped machines that are guided by faraway pilots, or proxies
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Laura J. Mixon's 21st century is a far cry from utopia; pollution and global warming have begun to ravage the planet and drive a cowering populace indoors. Gangs of violent, dispossessed children prowl city streets, fresh foods are hard to come by, and average temperatures reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit. But along with the bad side effects of technology come the good: scientist Carli D'Auber's stunning advancement in communications allows people to send their consciousness across vast distances and interact at the other end through a remote device called a waldo. Most people are familiar with the small, trash-can-like waldos... but in a secret crèche, children are being raised to pilot humanoid versions called proxies, and they're being instilled with a deadly serious ideology. Can Carli, hunted by a renegade proxy with incredible strength and a frighteningly simplistic agenda, stay alive long enough to figure out what's going on? Part mystery, part human drama, and part a fantastic blend of cybertechnology, cloning, and telepresence, Proxies will keep you on your toes till the end.From the Publisher:
"A novel that made me remember why I fell in love with science fiction in the first place." --Bradley Denton
"Watch Laura Mixon. She's going to be one of the stars." --George R.R. Martin
"Proxies is as fast and wicked as cyberpunk, and has characters who are more than fashion statements and outlaws. This one will keep you up reading past your bedtime." --Maureen F. McHugh
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Book Description Tor Books, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312854676
Book Description Tor Books, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312854676
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