Alexander Jablokov returns to science fiction with his best book ever. Bernal Haydon-Rumi, executive assistant to a funder of eccentric projects, drops by his boss' house on the way home from a business trip. By the next morning, he's been knocked out, his wealthy socialite boss Muriel has stolen a car and vanished, and the Al designed for planetary exploration that she's been funding turns out to be odder than it should be. In figuring out what's going on, Bernal has to deal with an anti-Al activist toting a handmade electronic arsenal, a local serial killer, a drug dealer with a business problem, a cryonic therapist stalked by past mistakes - and someone who specifically wants Bernal dead.
- Hardback | 384 pages
- 147.32 x 210.82 x 40.64mm | 453.59g
- 05 Jan 2010
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
Praise for Alexander Jablokov: "With an array of quirky characters and a tornado of a plot that doesn't stop twisting until the last page, here is the science fiction page turner of 2010.... At once hilarious and scary, this is the Alexander Jablokov novel we have been waiting for!"--James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award-winner, on "Brain Thief" "The influences on this fine first novel range from Alfred Bester to Umberto Eco, but Mr. Jablokov has his own way with words."--"The New York Times Book Review" on "Carve the Sky" "A writer with a style and substance all his own."--"The Minneapolis Star Tribune" on "The Breath of Suspension"
About Alexander Jablokov
Alexander Jablokov lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.