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Proxies

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by Laura J. Mixon
 

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Laura J. Mixon's 22nd century is a far cry from utopia; pollution and global warming have begun to ravage the planet and drive a cowering populace indoors. Gangs of violent, dispossessed children prowl city streets, fresh foods are hard to come by, and average temperatures reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit. But along with the bad side effects of technology come the good:

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Laura J. Mixon's 22nd century is a far cry from utopia; pollution and global warming have begun to ravage the planet and drive a cowering populace indoors. Gangs of violent, dispossessed children prowl city streets, fresh foods are hard to come by, and average temperatures reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit. But along with the bad side effects of technology come the good: scientist Carli D'Auber's stunning advancement in communications allows people to send their consciousness across vast distances and interact at the other end through a remote device called a waldo. Most people are familiar with the small, trash-can-like waldos... but in a secret crèche, children are being raised to pilot humanoid versions called proxies, and they're being instilled with a deadly serious ideology. Can Carli, hunted by a renegade proxy with incredible strength and a frighteningly simplistic agenda, stay alive long enough to figure out what's going on? Part mystery, part human drama, and part a fantastic blend of cybertechnology, cloning, and telepresence, Proxies will keep you on your toes till the end.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150826410
Publisher:
digitalNoir publishing
Publication date:
08/03/2015
Series:
Avatars Dance , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
468
Sales rank:
1,103,476
File size:
764 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. Her current fiction comes out under her writing pseudonym, M. J. Locke.

She is a graduate of the Clarion writing workshop and an instructor at the Viable Paradise genre writing workshop on Martha's Vineyard. She blogs occasionally at laurajmixon.com (general) and feralsapient.com (writing-related), and tweets as @MorganJLocke (primary) and @LauraJMG.

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Proxies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was without a doubt the best scifi book i've read for some time. the entire book comes off without a hitch, the characters are great and the story itself doesn't let you go. i read a lot of scifi and came across this one completely by chance, but i'm really impressed. this book has a real story behind it and an enormous amount of background. my impression was that Laura Mixon's style in this book was like cyberpunk without the overwhelming testosterone. don't get me wrong, Gibson and Sterling are still the kings, but this is one of the better books i've read since Neuromancer.