Synopses & Reviews
In a perilous future, disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every citizen's legal and illicit whim. Life as a 24-hour "ditto" is cheap, as Albert Morris knows. A brash investigator with a knack for trouble, he's sent plenty of clay duplicates into deadly peril, then "inloaded" memories from copies that were shot, crushed, drowned . . . all part of a day's work.
But when Morris tackles a ring of crooks making bootleg copies of a famous actress, he trips into a secret so explosive it incites open warfare on the streets of Dittotown. Kiln People is a 2003 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
: “Intricate plotting, unflagging inventiveness, and a judicious sprinkling of puns and in-jokes: Brin keeps the pages feverishly turning.”-Kirkus Reviews
“Brin presents a rich, kaleidoscopic story that challenges the concepts of identity and individuality.”- Library Journal
“Brin deftly explores the issues of identity, privacy and work . . . the book features the authors usual style, with a lighter touch and punish humor abounding amid the hard SF speculation.”--Publishers Weekly
“More than any writer I know, David Brin can take scary, important problems and turn them sideways, revealing wonderful opportunities. This talent shows strongly in Kiln People, a novel which is deep and insightful and often hilarious, all at the same time.”—Vernor Vinge
About the Author
is the author of more than a dozen novels, including six volumes in his award-winning Uplift saga, as well as two short story collections and a nonfiction work, The Transparent Society
, about privacy in the electronic age. His New York Times
bestseller The Postman
was the basis for a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner. Brin was a fellow at the California Space Institute and at the Jet Propulsion Lab, studying spacecraft design, cometary physics, and analyses of the likelihood of life in the universe. He now lives in southern California.