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Glass Houses
     

Glass Houses

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by Laura J. Mixon
 

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Ruby runs waldoes. Freelance. Construction, secuirty–no job too large or small.  And her favorite tool is Golem, six hundred pounds of vaguely human-shaped, remote-operated power. Not an easy living, but it's better than most in half-sunken, greenhouse-heated, 21st Century New York. Best of all the waldoes go Outside, not Ruby. Ruby hats the Outside.

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Ruby runs waldoes. Freelance. Construction, secuirty–no job too large or small.  And her favorite tool is Golem, six hundred pounds of vaguely human-shaped, remote-operated power. Not an easy living, but it's better than most in half-sunken, greenhouse-heated, 21st Century New York. Best of all the waldoes go Outside, not Ruby. Ruby hats the Outside.

But when a Ruby/Golem tries to rescue a rich Egyptian from a collapsing skyscraper, and accepts the paers he presses into her hands as he dies, Ruby's in trouble. She may have to go Outside for real.

All of which might be a lot easier if she hadn't stolen the diamonds off his body…

The 1992 feminist cyberpunk classic, finally back in print with an introduction by 2-time Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Pat Cadigan and an afterward by Lydia LeBlanc on genre and gender in cyberpunk fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Frank M. Robinson
"THERE'S FILM NOIR AND NOW THERE'S FUTURE NOIR, AND LAURA J. MIXON IS A MASTER OF IT. GLASS HOUSES combines the background of an SF thriller and the pacing and characterization of a top-notch mystery. The result is a one-sitting read…" (Frank M. Robinson, author of THE POWER and THE DARK BEYOND THE STARS.)
George RR Martin
"GLASS HOUSES is one of the strongest debuts I've read in ages. This is cyberpunk with a heart–the vividly imagined day after tomorrow, all the color and verve, a story that crackles in lean crisp prose; and all of it peopled with characters we actually acare about. No one who reads this book will soon forget Ruby." (George RR Martin)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982911952
Publisher:
digitalNoir publishing
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
Avatar Dance , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
File size:
448 KB

Meet the Author

Laura J. Mixon lives in New Mexico with her husband, author Steven Gould, and their two daughters. She is an Environmental Engineer (trained originally as a chemical engineer) and served two years in Kenya in the Peace Corps. Her first book, Astropilots, was published in the US, England, and Japan. Her work is often associated with the cyberpunk movement, and has been the focus of academic studies on the intersection of technology, feminism, and gender.

She is a graduate of the Clarion SF & Fantasy Genre Writing workshop and is a regular instructor at the Viable Paradise Genre Writing Workshop on Martha's Vineyard.

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