Saturn's Children

Saturn's Children

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Freya Nakamachi-47 has some major existential issues. She's the perfect concubine, designed to please her human masters - hardwired to become aroused at the mere sight of a human male. There's just one problem: she came off the production line a year after the human species went extinct. Whatever else she may be, Freya Nakamachi-47 is gloriously obsolete. What's more, the rigid social hierarchy that has risen in the 200 years since the last human died, places beings such as Freya very near the bottom. So when she has a run-in on Venus with a murderous aristocrat, she needs passage off-world in a hurry - and can't be too fussy about how she pays her way.

But if Venus was a frying pan, Mercury is the fire - and soon she's going to be running for her life. Because the job she's taken as a courier has drawn her to the attention of powerful and dangerous people, and they don't just want the package she's carrying. They want her soul ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 26mm | 220g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1841495689
  • 9781841495682
  • 164,545

About Charles Stross

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo awards for best novella, two of which are part of the Laundry Files series, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages. As the owner of degrees in pharmacy and computer science, he graduated as the world's only academically qualified cyberpunk writer just as cyberpunk died. Today he describes his job as telling lies for money and tormenting his imaginary friends. Follow his blog at http://www.accelerando.org/ and his Twitter feed at @cstross.
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6,534 ratings
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3 34% (2,212)
2 10% (621)
1 2% (155)

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Writing about how advanced and/or mutated and/or genetically engineered humans will become isn't unheard of (and i recommend the author's Accelerando on that one, which takes humans to the next nevel altogether), but the future with no humans is somewhat unusual. Of course, being Stross, it's unusual, scientifically fictitious and very funny.show more
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