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Titre : GAIA'S TOYS
Éditeur : Tor ., New York
Date d'édition : 1995
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
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In a dark American future of customized gene restructuring and computer-controlled lifestyles, a group of eco-terrorists band together to stop the creation of a new mutation that threatens the last scrap of human freedom.From Booklist:
Thanks to its brilliant, macabre vision of America's not-too-distant future, Ore's new novel puts her squarely in the ranks of such leading-edge sf talent as William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. The twenty-first century she imagines brings--along with bioengineered nanoviruses that keep the rich perpetually young and mandatory cyberspace brain hookups for the poor (for human brains, it turns out, are cheaper than computer brains for running menial programs)--a ruthless caste of eco-terrorists whose latest strike wipes out a score of oil refineries with a miniature nuclear bomb. One terrorist named Allison, aka Mattie Higgins, is nabbed before the explosion, interrogated with high-tech brain probes, and cleverly drafted as an undercover infiltrator for the government. Her new objective: to catch an outlaw gene-tweaker who is breeding insects capable of drugging humans into pacifism. Using three ingeniously different points of view, Ore fuses slick and absorbing storytelling with sophisticated speculative science. Carl Hays
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