By Chris Moriarty
Sometimes a ghost of an opportunity is all you get.
Award-winning writer Chris Moriarty returns to a stunning cyber-noir a ways destiny during this gritty, high-stakes mystery the place the single rule is “Evolve . . . or die.”
The Age of guy is finishing. The UN’s sprawling interstellar empire is failing as its quantum teleportation community collapses, turning once-viable colonies into doomed island outposts. Humanity’s purely desire of survival is the go with the flow: a mysterious zone of area the place faster-than-light travel—or whatever some distance stranger—seems attainable. As mercenaries and pirates flock to the flow, the chilly conflict among the human-led UN and the clone-dominated Syndicates heats up. Whoever controls the glide will chart the long run process human evolution—and not anyone desires to be left at the back of in a universe the place the cost of failure is extinction.
When the AI referred to as Cohen ventures into the float, he dies—allegedly by means of his personal hand—and his attention is scattered around the cosmos. a few of his ghosts are nonetheless self-aware. a few are insane. And one among them hides a mystery worthy killing for. input significant Catherine Li, Cohen’s human (well, partially human) lover, who embarks on a determined seek to resolve the secret of Cohen’s death—and placed him again jointly. yet Li isn’t the one one drawn to Cohen’s ghosts. Astrid Avery, a by-the-book UN army captain, is at the hunt. So is William Llewellyn, a pirate who has one of many ghosts in his head, that's slowly consuming him alive. Even the ghosts have their very own agendas. And lurking in the back of all of them is a pitiless enemy who will cease at not anything to ensure the lifeless don’t stroll again.
Praise for Ghost Spin
“Complexity is the watchword right here, of notion, suggestion, narrative, personality and plot. . . . hugely rewarding.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Rewarding . . . The diversifications people make to outlive within the antagonistic environments of different worlds, a galaxy teetering at the fringe of singularity . . . are surely visionary.”—Publishers Weekly
“This stand-along ‘spin-off’ bargains a compelling story of adventure/suspense combined with cybernoir and high-tech sf.”—Library Journal
“An first-class learn: gripping, fast moving, provocative and handsome.”—Tor.com
“A superb mixture of house opera, cyberpunk, and simply simple nice writing, Moriarty’s paintings is a few of the main awesome in technology fiction today.”—SFRevu