The Gravity Pilot

The Gravity Pilot : A Science Fantasy

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It is the polluted and gritty future, saved, sort of, by technofixes. Young skydiver Orr Sitka wants no more from life in future Alaska than he already has: a woman he loves and the chance to dive. When he makes a reckless, record-breaking jump that catapults him into celebrity, he's courted by corporations that want to exploit his talent to make him a sports media star. The dangerous jump that wins Orr infamy turns out to be a breaking point for his loving girlfriend, Dyce, who is wooed away by a promising job in the thriving underground city of Seattle, a world media center in a crumbling civilization. Separately, Orr and Dyce are sucked into nightmare lives that take a terrible toll on each of them. When Orr learns that Dyce has become addicted to virtual reality, controlled by an eccentric media billionaire and his decadent daughter, he does everything in his power to rescue her. But is Orr strong enough to get through to Dyce and break them both out of hell?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Tor Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765362848
  • 9780765362841
  • 1,552,437

About M M Buckner

M. M. BUCKNER won the Philip K. Dick Award for her SF novel, "War Surf." She lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.show more

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Praise for "Watermind ""An exciting novel of technological and scientific detection and combat." --"Asimov's Science Fiction" magazine " A bold idea. Well-drawn characters. A gripping tale. M. M. Buckner's "Watermind "is a first-class novel." --Ben Bova " The action comes crisp and smart in this fast-moving novel, rich in ideas. I liked it a lot." --Gregory Benford "Part techno-thriller, part speculative science, and all quality." --Mike Resnick " M. M. Buckner's "Watermind "is powered by a lean, reaching prose, a protagonist so real you can practically reach out and touch her, and a tight techno-savvy plot that will leave you exhausted! The best book I've read in years." --William C. Dietzshow more

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45 ratings
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4 24% (11)
3 36% (16)
2 16% (7)
1 13% (6)
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