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ISBN13: 9780312877156
ISBN10: 0312877153
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Welcome to the territory. Leave your metal behind, all of it. The bugs will eat it, and theyll go right through you to get it…. Dont carry it, dont wear it, and for gods sake dont come here if youve got a pacemaker.

The bugs showed up about fifty years ago—self-replicating, solar-powered, metal-eating machines. No one knows where they came from. They dont like water, though, so theyve stayed in the desert Southwest. The territory. People still live here, but they do it without metal. Log cabins, ceramics, what plastic they can get that will survive the sun and heat. Technology has adapted, and so have the people.

Kimble Monroe has chosen to live in the territory. He was born here, and he is extraordinarily well adapted to it. Hes one in a million. Maybe one in a billion.

In 7th Sigma, Gould builds an extraordinary SF novel of survival and personal triumph against all the odds.

Synopsis:

A swarm of small, metal-eating, self-replicating machines has appeared in the desert southwest. They are attracted to and devour all metal—from bridges to pacemakers. This is the story of the people who still live in the territory, and of one boy who is rapidly becoming a man.

About the Author

STEVEN GOULD is the author of Jumper, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, and Jumper: Griffins Story, as well as many short stories. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. Gould lives in New Mexico with his wife, writer Laura J. Mixon and their two daughters.

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ripley, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by ripley)
So much more than a YA "steampunk" novel, this book is a great read for which I hope there is at least one sequel. It follows the life of a 13-year-old boy in a near-future southwestern U.S. in which metal can no longer be used due to nanobots which eat all metal. People have therefore reverted to using natural products and an 1800s way of life. Very well done with interesting, easy-to-care about characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312877156
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science / General
Author:
Gould, Steven
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.46 x 5.8 x 1.26 in

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A swarm of small, metal-eating, self-replicating machines has appeared in the desert southwest. They are attracted to and devour all metal—from bridges to pacemakers. This is the story of the people who still live in the territory, and of one boy who is rapidly becoming a man.

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