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By (author) Pat Cadigan

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  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 36mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0575119543
  • ISBN 13: 9780575119543
  • Sales rank: 198,074

Product description

Synners are synthesizers - not machines, but people. They take images from the brains of performers, and turn them into a form which can be packaged, sold and consumed. This book is set in a world where new technology spawns new crime before it hits the streets. In SYNNERS the line between technology and humanity is hopelessly slim; the human mind and the external landscape have fused to the point where any encounter with reality is incidental. A classic novel from one of the founders and mainstays of the cyberpunk movement

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Author information

Pat Cadigan was born in 1953 in Schenectady, New York and grew up in Massachusetts, attending the University of Massachusetts. She moved to England in 1996. Her books include SYNNERS, FOOLS(both of which won the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD) and PATTERNS.

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In Synners, the line between humanity and technology is hopelessly slim. The human mind and the external landscape have fused to the point where any encounter with 'reality' is incidental. Now you can change yourself to suit the machines - and all it will cost you is your freedom, and your humanity. 'Ambitious, brilliantly executed . . . Cadigan is a major talent' William Gibson 'Cadigan's multifaceted talent includes a strong gift for definitive hardcore cyberpunk' Bruce Sterling Pat Cadigan (1953-) Pat Cadigan was born in Schenectady, New York and grew up in Massachusetts. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and she has twice won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. She has lived in London since 1996. 978 0 575 11954 3 £8.99