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The Resource Void star : a novel, Zachary Mason

Void star : a novel, Zachary Mason

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Void star : a novel
Title
Void star
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Mason
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting, beautifully written, fugue-like novel of AIs, memory, violence, and mortality. Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Kern has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely--the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he's fled to L.A. after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead. A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses. None are safe as they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight. Vivid, tumultuous, and propulsive, Void Star is Zachary Mason's mind-bending follow-up to his bestselling debut, The Lost Books of the Odyssey
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DLC
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1974-
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Mason, Zachary
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Memory
Label
Void star : a novel, Zachary Mason
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Publication
Note
This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2015/2016 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, Anonymous. 39341021894392
Control code
19382018
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780374285067
Lccn
2016033247
Label
Void star : a novel, Zachary Mason
Publication
Note
This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2015/2016 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, Anonymous. 39341021894392
Control code
19382018
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780374285067
Lccn
2016033247

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