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It's November 2044, an election year, and the state of the Union is a farce. The government is broke, the cities are privately owned, and the military is shaking down citizens in the streets. Washington has become a circus and no one knows that better than Oscar Valparaiso. A political spin doctor, Oscar has always made things look good. Now he wants to make a difference.

But Oscar has a skeleton in his closet. His only ally: Dr. Greta Penninger, a gifted neurologist at the bleeding edge of the neural revolution. Together they're out to spread a very dangerous idea whose time has come. And so have their enemies: every technofanatic, government goon, and laptop assassin in America. Oscar and Greta might not survive to change the world, but they'll put a new spin on it.

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About the Author

Bruce Sterling is the author of the nonfiction book The Hacker Crackdown, as well as the novels Holy Fire, Heavy Weather, Schismatrix, and Islands in the Net.With William Gibson he co-authored the acclaimed novel The Difference Engine.He also writes popular science and travel journalism.He lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307796783
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date:
20110817
Author:
Sterling, Bruce
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
544

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