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Circuit of Heaven

Danvers, Dennis

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ISBN 10: 0380974479 / ISBN 13: 9780380974474
Verlag: Eos, 1998
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Titel: Circuit of Heaven

Verlag: Eos

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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An ingeniously original new voice in the realm of high quality SF, Dennis Danvers has seen tomorrow--and its the Bin: a vast network of silicon crystals into which twelve billion people have uploaded their personalities to live in crime-free, disease-free ad deathless virtual societies, leaving the dangerous and unpredictable Earth to a few stragglers, the creeps and the crazies, the religious fundamentalists and the rebels. Outsiders may visit the Bin for short stretches of time. But once they decide to stay. . .its forever.

Nemo is an outsider. This is his coming-of-age story. And it begins on the occasion of his twenty-first birthday, when he reluctantly pays a visit to the parents who abandoned their flesh and their son for cyber-utopia. Nemo is a righteously angry young man determined to live, age, and die in a bleak, almost deserted earthy hell rather than sacrifice his body and soul to a technological purgatory.

Until Nemo meets the perfect woman--a newly arrived resident of the Bin named Justine--a pop singer and beautiful enigma with an unsettling void in her past. And now Nemo the renegade is questioning everything he has ever fought for or against. But the strange dreams that come to Justine in the dark of the virtual night belong to somebody else--and theyre leading two innocent young lovers into a dangerous mire of irreversible choice, and into the intricate machinery of devastation.

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Justine Ingham is newly arrived in the "bin," a virtual environment that humans download themselves into (forsaking their bodies) to achieve a kind of immortality. The bin is patterned after the real world, at least up to a point, making the transition from the physical to the virtual as painless and natural as possible. But things aren't going too smoothly for Justine, who appears to be dreaming someone else's dreams and remembering someone else's memories. Things get more confusing when she meets a young man named Nemo, one of the few real humans left, who only drops into the bin now and again to see his parents. The two fall instantly in love, but their relationship seems doomed from the start, because Nemo would rather die than live in the bin.

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