By John Shirley
In a near-future dystopia, a constrained nuclear strike has destroyed parts of Europe, bringing the rest nation-cities lower than keep watch over of the second one Alliance, a frighteningly fundamentalist foreign safeguard company with designs on international domination. the single safeguard opposed to the Alliance's creeping totalitarianism is the recent Resistance, a polyglot workforce of rebels that comes with Rick Rickenharp, a retro-rocker whose inventive and political sensibilities intertwine, and John Swenson, a mole who has infiltrated the Alliance. because the struggle maintains and years growth, so does the know-how and brutality of the Alliance... yet usual humans just like the broken visionary Smoke, Claire Rimpler on FirStep, and Dance Torrence and his fellow city warriors in the world are sure jointly through the reality and a unmarried objective: to maintain the darkness from turning into humankind's overall Eclipse - or die making an attempt! John Shirley was once cyberpunk's sufferer 0, first locus of the virus, certifiably virulent."-William Gibson. An omnibus of all 3 novels-revised through the author-of the prophetic, nonetheless frighteningly correct cyberpunk masterpieces: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. With an creation through Richard Kadrey and biographical be aware by way of Bruce Sterling.
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Frustrating not to know, to feel like I'm looking past something important. But I have to start somewhere. I have to learn to believe again. “Tik … I remember … um…” Marshaling my memories to something more pleasant, more recent. ” I'm blushing. I can feel it. Were I a horny teenager with her first induction rig, sure, this kind of thing happens all the time. But I'm old. I'm supposed to know better. Embarrassing to find out how much of that teenager is still locked away inside. Tika blushes a little too, but she's smiling.
I feel it. Try not to let what else I'm feeling go through the gestalt. Try to lock it down, keep it to myself. She didn't mean to make me uncomfortable. This new informality between us is as much my fault as hers. I think back a moment ago to firelight and flannel sheets, and try to keep the twitchy feeling I have now from crossing the gestalt as best I can. Be gentle. “Um. Tik, it's four-and-a-half hours each way, plus passing through customs in and out of Caltech, plus however long it takes to drive to Carmel from Emeryville.
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