In 21st century Europe, ravaged by the changes of war and technology, gene hacker Alex Sharkey is a bare step ahead of the police and the Triads. When he helps a super-smart girl turn a genetically-engineered doll into a new species, he doesn't realize he's giving history a dangerous shove.
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Paul J. Mcauley won the Philip K. Dick Award for his first novel and has gone on to win the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, Sidewise and John W. Campbell Awards. He gave up his position as a research biologist to write full-time. He lives in london.From The Washington Post:
"Exuisite...an intelligent evocative novel whose excitement will be contagious."
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Book Description Gollancz, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 575600314