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Counting Heads

Marusek, David

ISBN 10: 0765312670 / ISBN 13: 9780765312679
Edité par Tor (Tom Doherty), 2005
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of MIND OVER SHIP and GETTING TO KNOW YOU, a story set in the year 2134 wherein the information age has given rise to the Boutique Economy. Fine/Fine. Signed by Marusek on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72658

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Titre : Counting Heads

Éditeur : Tor (Tom Doherty)

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Counting Heads is David Marusek's extraordinary launch as an SF novelist: The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise to the Boutique Economy in which mass production and mass consumption are rendered obsolete. Life extension therapies have increased the human lifespan by centuries. Loyal mentars (artificial intelligence) and robots do most of society's work. The Boutique Economy has made redundant ninety-nine percent of the world's fifteen billion human inhabitants. The world would be a much better place if they all simply went away.
Eleanor K. Starke, one of the world's leading citizens is assassinated, and her daughter, Ellen, is mortally wounded. Only Ellen, the heir to her mother's financial empire, is capable of saving Earth from complete domination plotted by the cynical, selfish, immortal rich, if she, herself, survives. Her cryonically frozen head is in the hands of her family's enemies. A ragtag ensemble of unlikely heroes join forces to rescue Ellen's head, all for their own purposes.
Counting Heads arrives as a science fiction novel like a bolt of electricity, galvanizing readers with an entirely new vision of the future. It's the debut of the year in SF.

About the Author:

David Marusek spins his quirky tales of the future by the glow of the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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