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Publisher Comments:

Gridlinked is a science fiction adventure in the classic, fast-paced, action-packed tradition of Harry Harrison and Poul Anderson, with a dash of cyberpunk and a splash of Ian Fleming added to spice the mix.

Cormac is a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in an eye blink throughout the settled worlds of the Polity. Unfortunately Cormac is nearly burnt out, "gridlinked" to the AI net so long that his humanity has begun to drain away. He has to take the cold-turkey cure and shake his addiction to having his brain on the net.

Now he must do without just as hes sent to investigate the unique runcible disaster that's wiped out the entire human colony on planet Samarkand in a thirty-megaton explosion. With the runcible out, Cormac must get there by ship, but he has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Arian Pelter, who now follows him across the galaxy with a terrifying psychotic killer android in tow. And deep beneath Samarkand's surface there are buried mysteries, fiercely guarded.

This is fast-moving, edge-of-the-seat entertainment, and a great introduction to the work of one of the most exciting new SF talents in years.

Synopsis:

This state-of-the-art cyberpunk science fiction tale stars Ian Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent in a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in the blink of a eye.

About the Author

Neal Ashers first novel was Gridlinked. He has since won acclaim for The Skinner, The Line of Polity, and Cowl. He lives in Chelmsord, Essex, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765349057
Author:
Asher, Neal
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Asher, Neal L.
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Disasters
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction/Cyberpunk
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Agent Cormac
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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"Synopsis" by , This state-of-the-art cyberpunk science fiction tale stars Ian Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent in a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in the blink of a eye.
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