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Fiction. "A toxic-shock torrent of bad energy and beautiful language, Colette Phair's 'Nightmare in Silicon' is recklessly brave and driven writing, brimming with fluorescent style and startling ideas. Here is a strong new voice that demands and deserves to be listened to" - Alan Moore. Getting medical tests performed on her to pay the rent, staying up all night with her scarred and strange friends, sharing beds with her boyfriend and whoever else comes along, Ymo's is a world so infused with sex that it's become an identity. Ymo is a woman. That is, until diagnosis with a life-threatening illness leaves her no chance of survival, except in the gender-neutral body of a robot. What follows is her struggle to stay human while existing as a sexless object. Ymo's final role as guinea pig will be to answer the question, "What if people didn't dream?"

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Getting medical tests performed on her to pay the rent, staying up all night with her scarred and strange friends, sharing beds with her boyfriend and whoever else comes along, Ymo's is a world so infused with sex that it's become an identity. Ymo is a woman. That is, until diagnosis with a life-threatening illness leaves her no chance of survival, except in the gender-neutral body of a robot. What follows is her struggle to stay human while existing as a sexless object. Ymo's final roleas guineapigwill betoanswer the question What if people didn't dream?

About the Author

Colette Phair is the author of Nightmare in Silicon, winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press First Book Competition and an answer to the question "What if people didn't dream?" Born in Cleveland, OH, Colette currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and has worked for feminist and human rights groups and also in journalism. Her story, 'I Can't See the Eiffel Tower', an excerpt from the novel-in-progress Machines of Paris, can be read in 3:AM London, New York, Paris.

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Colette Phair, February 1, 2008 (view all comments by Colette Phair)
From the back cover:

"A toxic-shock torrent of bad energy and beautiful language, Colette Phair's 'Nightmare in Silicon' is recklessly brave and driven writing, brimming with fluorescent style and startling ideas. Hers is a strong, new voice that demands and deserves to be listened to."
--ALAN MOORE, author of V For Vendetta and Watchmen

"Cyberpunk is alive and well. Nightmare in Silicon is convulsively funny, hideously diseased, erotically oozing, tightly plotted, and told with a wonderfully sharp tongue."
--RUDY RUCKER, author of Software and Mathematicians in Love

"If Kathy Acker had lived long enough to have access to an iPod, Red Bull and Second Life, she might have come to sound like Colette Phair... Phair takes no prisoners in her vivid, sonorous truth-telling."
--PAUL DI FILIPPO, author of Ciphers and Ribofunk

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780978549992
Author:
Phair, Colette
Publisher:
Chiasmus Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.22 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Getting medical tests performed on her to pay the rent, staying up all night with her scarred and strange friends, sharing beds with her boyfriend and whoever else comes along, Ymo's is a world so infused with sex that it's become an identity. Ymo is a woman. That is, until diagnosis with a life-threatening illness leaves her no chance of survival, except in the gender-neutral body of a robot. What follows is her struggle to stay human while existing as a sexless object. Ymo's final roleas guineapigwill betoanswer the question What if people didn't dream?
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