George Effinger WHEN GRAVITY FAILS

ISBN 13: 9780765313584

WHEN GRAVITY FAILS

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"Like a dive into the eye of a storm."
--" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The "" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Washington"" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> Post Book World" on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"Fast, cool, clever, beautifully written, absolutely authoritative. A kind of cyberpunk Raymond Chandler book with dashes of Roger Zelazny, Ian Fleming, and Scheherezade--but altogether original."
--Robert Silverberg on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails" "Ingenious, layered, sophisticated, and consistently bloodcurdling," style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails" kept me awake long after I had finished reading it.
--Spider Robinson
"Great entertainment...Places Effinger in the company of writers like Gibson."
--" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Fantasy Review" on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"Superior science fiction . . . among the best I've come across."--" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The "" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Denver"" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> Post" on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"A brilliantly written, knife-edged futuristic detective story . . . destined to be the year's most intense and emotionally involving SF work."--" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Houston"" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> Post" on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"Wry and black and savage... there's a knife behind every smile."-- George R. R. Martin on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"Muscular, convincing, yet continuouslysurprising."--Richard A. Lupoff on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"One of the best cyberpunk novels I've read . . . Effinger's prose is terse, direct, vivid and often laced with an enchanting sense of humor . . . this is only part of the book's delightful texture . . . gives you a real sense of what it's like to be an old-fashioned gumshoe in the seedy backreaches of a futuristic arab nation."--" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Providence Sunday Journal" on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"Wry, inventive, nearly hallucinatory . . . a well-written, baroque riff on the time-honored themes of Raymond Chandler."--" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Publisher's Weekly" on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"
"This is the fourth or fifth time I've been asked to give a public comment on an Effinger book; and each time I've done it; and each time I've said you people are cheating yourselves if you don't forego food and rent to pick up on Effinger's work. Now, *this* time, will you for pete's sake listen to me and buy When Gravity Fails? It's as crazy as a spider on ice skates, plain old terrific; and if you don't pay attention I'll have to get tough with you! We have your childen and your dog. Buy, read and marvel...or else."-- Harlan Ellison on" style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Gravity Fails"

"Like a dive into the eye of a storm."

"One of the best cyberpunk novels I've read . . . terse, direct, vivid and often laced with an enchanting sense of humor"

"Like a dive into the eye of a storm."
 

"Superior science fiction . . . among the best I've come across."
 

"Great entertainment...Places Effinger in the company of writers like Gibson."
 

"Wry, inventive, nearly hallucinatory . . . a well-written, baroque riff on the time-honored themes of Raymond Chandler."
 

"A brilliantly written, knife-edged futuristic detective story . . . destined to be the year's most intense and emotionally involving SF work."
 

"Muscular, convincing, yet continuously surprising."--Richard A. Lupoff

"Wry and black and savage... there's a knife behind every smile."--George R. R. Martin

"It's as crazy as a spider on ice skates, plain old terrific... Buy, read and marvel...or else."--Harlan Ellison

"Fast, cool, clever, beautifully written, absolutely authoritative... absolutely original."--Robert Silverberg

"Ingenious, layered, sophisticated, and consistently bloodcurdling, When Gravity Fails kept me awake long after I had finished reading it."--Spider Robinson

"Like a dive into the eye of a storm."
--"The ""Washington"" Post Book World" on "When Gravity Fails"
"Fast, cool, clever, beautifully written, absolutely authoritative. A kind of cyberpunk Raymond Chandler book with dashes of Roger Zelazny, Ian Fleming, and Scheherezade--but altogether original."
--Robert Silverberg on "When Gravity Fails"
"Ingenious, layered, sophisticated, and consistently bloodcurdling, "When Gravity Fails" kept me awake long after I had finished reading it.
--Spider Robinson
"Great entertainment...Places Effinger in the company of writers like Gibson."
--"Fantasy Review" on "When Gravity Fails"
"Superior science fiction . . . among the best I've come across."
--"The ""Denver"" Post" on "When Gravity Fails"
"A brilliantly written, knife-edged futuristic detective story . . . destined to be the year's most intense and emotionally involving SF work."
--"Houston"" Post" on "When Gravity Fails"
"Wry and black and savage... there's a knife behind every smile."
-- George R. R. Martin on "When Gravity Fails"
"Muscular, convincing, yet continuously surprising."
--Richard A. Lupoff on "When Gravity Fails"
"One of the best cyberpunk novels I've read . . . Effinger's prose is terse, direct, vivid and often laced with an enchanting sense of humor . . . this is only part of the book's delightful texture . . . gives you a real sense of what it's like to be an old-fashioned gumshoe in the seedy backreaches of a futuristic arab nation."
--"The Providence Sunday Journal" on "When Gravity Fails"
"Wry, inventive, nearly hallucinatory . . . a well-written, baroque riff on the time-honored themes of Raymond Chandler."
--"Publisher's Weekly" on "When Gravity Fails"
"This is the fourth or fifth time I've been asked to give a public comment on an Effinger book; and each time I've done it; and each time I've said you people are cheating yourselves if you don't forego food and rent to pick up on Effinger's work. Now, *this* time, will you for pete's sake listen to me and buy When Gravity Fails? It's as crazy as a spider on ice skates, plain old terrific; and if you don't pay attention I'll have to get tough with you! We have your childen and your dog. Buy, read and marvel...or else."
-- Harlan Ellison on "When Gravity Fails"

Like a dive into the eye of a storm. "The Washington Post Book World on When Gravity Fails"

Fast, cool, clever, beautifully written, absolutely authoritative. A kind of cyberpunk Raymond Chandler book with dashes of Roger Zelazny, Ian Fleming, and Scheherezade--but altogether original. Robert Silverberg on When Gravity Fails

Ingenious, layered, sophisticated, and consistently bloodcurdling, "When Gravity Fails" kept me awake long after I had finished reading it. Spider Robinson

Great entertainment...Places Effinger in the company of writers like Gibson. "Fantasy Review on When Gravity Fails"

Superior science fiction . . . among the best I've come across. "The Denver Post on When Gravity Fails"

A brilliantly written, knife-edged futuristic detective story . . . destined to be the year's most intense and emotionally involving SF work. "Houston Post on When Gravity Fails"

Wry and black and savage... there's a knife behind every smile. George R. R. Martin on When Gravity Fails

Muscular, convincing, yet continuously surprising. Richard A. Lupoff on When Gravity Fails

One of the best cyberpunk novels I've read . . . Effinger's prose is terse, direct, vivid and often laced with an enchanting sense of humor . . . this is only part of the book's delightful texture . . . gives you a real sense of what it's like to be an old-fashioned gumshoe in the seedy backreaches of a futuristic arab nation. "The Providence Sunday Journal on When Gravity Fails"

Wry, inventive, nearly hallucinatory . . . a well-written, baroque riff on the time-honored themes of Raymond Chandler. "Publisher's Weekly on When Gravity Fails"

This is the fourth or fifth time I've been asked to give a public comment on an Effinger book; and each time I've done it; and each time I've said you people are cheating yourselves if you don't forego food and rent to pick up on Effinger's work. Now, *this* time, will you for pete's sake listen to me and buy When Gravity Fails? It's as crazy as a spider on ice skates, plain old terrific; and if you don't pay attention I'll have to get tough with you! We have your childen and your dog. Buy, read and marvel...or else. Harlan Ellison on When Gravity Fails"

Reseña del editor:

In a decadent world of cheap pleasures and easy death, Marid Audrian has kept his independence the hardway. Still, like everything else in the Budayeen, he's available for a price.

For a new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan. And Marid Audrian has been made an offer he can't refuse.

The 200-year-old "godfather" of the Budayeen's underworld has enlisted Marid as his instrument of vengeance. But first Marid must undergo the most sophisticated of surgical implants before he dares to confront a killer who carries the power of every psychopath since the beginning of time.

Wry, savage, and unignorable, "When Gravity Fails" was hailed as a classic by Effinger's fellow SF writers on its original publication in 1987, and the sequence of "Marid Audrian" novels it begins were the culmination of his career."

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