By Chris Moriarty
Sometimes a ghost of an opportunity is all you get.
Award-winning writer Chris Moriarty returns to a blinding cyber-noir a long way destiny during this gritty, high-stakes mystery the place the one 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 glide: a mysterious zone of house the place faster-than-light travel—or whatever some distance stranger—seems attainable. As mercenaries and pirates flock to the float, the chilly battle among the human-led UN and the clone-dominated Syndicates heats up. Whoever controls the flow 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 known as Cohen ventures into the go with the flow, he dies—allegedly by way of his personal hand—and his awareness is scattered around the cosmos. a few of his ghosts are nonetheless self-aware. a few are insane. And one in all them hides a mystery worthy killing for. input significant Catherine Li, Cohen’s human (well, in part human) lover, who embarks on a determined seek to unravel the secret of Cohen’s death—and positioned him again jointly. yet Li isn’t the single one attracted to Cohen’s ghosts. Astrid Avery, a by-the-book UN military captain, is at the hunt. So is William Llewellyn, a pirate who has one of many ghosts in his head, that is slowly consuming him alive. Even the ghosts have their very own agendas. And lurking at the back of all of them is a pitiless enemy who will cease at not anything to ensure the useless don’t stroll again.
Praise for Ghost Spin
“Complexity is the watchword the following, of proposal, notion, narrative, personality and plot. . . . hugely rewarding.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Rewarding . . . The diversifications people make to outlive within the opposed environments of alternative worlds, a galaxy teetering at the fringe of singularity . . . are certainly visionary.”—Publishers Weekly
“This stand-along ‘spin-off’ deals a compelling story of adventure/suspense combined with cybernoir and high-tech sf.”—Library Journal
“An very good learn: gripping, fast paced, provocative and handsome.”—Tor.com
“A superb mixture of area opera, cyberpunk, and simply undeniable nice writing, Moriarty’s paintings is a few of the main striking in technological know-how fiction today.”—SFRevu