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Ghost Spin
by Chris Moriarty


Overview - Sometimes a ghost of a chance is all you get.
Award-winning author Chris Moriarty returns to a dazzling cyber-noir far future in this gritty, high-stakes thriller where the only rule is Evolve . . . or die.
The Age of Man is ending.
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Overview
Sometimes a ghost of a chance is all you get.
Award-winning author Chris Moriarty returns to a dazzling cyber-noir far future in this gritty, high-stakes thriller where the only rule is Evolve . . . or die.
The Age of Man is ending. The UN s sprawling interstellar empire is failing as its quantum teleportation network collapses, turning once-viable colonies into doomed island outposts. Humanity s only hope of survival is the Drift: a mysterious region of space where faster-than-light travel or something far stranger seems possible. As mercenaries and pirates flock to the Drift, the cold war between the human-led UN and the clone-dominated Syndicates heats up. Whoever controls the Drift will chart the future course of human evolution and no one wants to be left behind in a universe where the price of failure is extinction.
When the AI called Cohen ventures into the Drift, he dies allegedly by his own hand and his consciousness is scattered across the cosmos. Some of his ghosts are still self-aware. Some are insane. And one of them hides a secret worth killing for. Enter Major Catherine Li, Cohen s human (well, partly human) lover, who embarks on a desperate search to solve the mystery of Cohen s death and put him back together. But Li isn t the only one interested in Cohen s ghosts. Astrid Avery, a by-the-book UN navy captain, is on the hunt. So is William Llewellyn, a pirate who has one of the ghosts in his head, which is slowly eating him alive. Even the ghosts have their own agendas. And lurking behind them all is a pitiless enemy who will stop at nothing to make sure the dead don t walk again.
Praise for Ghost Spin

Complexity is the watchword here, of thought, idea, narrative, character and plot. . . . Highly rewarding. Kirkus Reviews

Rewarding . . . The adaptations humans make to survive in the hostile environments of other worlds, a galaxy teetering on the edge of singularity . . . are genuinely visionary. Publishers Weekly

This stand-along spin-off offers a compelling tale of adventure/suspense blended with cybernoir and high-tech sf. Library Journal

An excellent read: gripping, fast-paced, provocative and handsome. Tor.com

A brilliant mix of space opera, cyberpunk, and just plain great writing, Moriarty s work is some of the most impressive in science fiction today. SFRevu"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780553384949
  • ISBN-10: 0553384945
  • Publisher: Spectra Books
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 576


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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Hard Science Fiction
Books > Fiction > Action & Adventure
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Technological

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-03-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Moriarty’s third near-future Spin novel (after Spin Control) is both rewarding and frustrating. As the brutal but reliable framework of the UN-Syndicate war collapses into anarchy in the wake of the depletion of Bose-Einstein Condensate, the material needed for reliable faster-than-light travel, Cohen, an artificial intelligence sometimes housed in a human body, commits suicide on the industrial world of New Allegheny. His lover, Catherine Li, gets word of Cohen’s death but refuses to believe that he would kill himself. She undertakes the extraordinarily dangerous journey from Earth to New Allegheny and soon gets tangled in the affairs of corrupt officials, rogue intelligence agents, and pirates. Dense prose sometimes conceals as much as it reveals, and while some elements—the adaptations humans make to survive in the hostile environments of other worlds, a galaxy teetering on the edge of singularity—are genuinely visionary, others leave the reader wanting more. Agent: Scott Hoffman, Folio Literary Management. (May)

 
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