Voice of the Whirlwind

Voice of the Whirlwind

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by Walter Jon Williams, Don Leslie
     
 

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In the bestselling sequel to Hardwired!, Steward's memories are 15 years old because his alpha never did have a brain-scan update, and in those 15 years, the entire world has changed. "More than either Zelazny or Gibson, (Williams) is a master of the . . . essence of thrillers and novels of political intrigue".--Locus. See more details below

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In the bestselling sequel to Hardwired!, Steward's memories are 15 years old because his alpha never did have a brain-scan update, and in those 15 years, the entire world has changed. "More than either Zelazny or Gibson, (Williams) is a master of the . . . essence of thrillers and novels of political intrigue".--Locus.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Williams's novel Hardwired was a well-written but standard entry in the cyberpunk sweepstakes launched by William Gibson's Neuromancer. This followup, however, is much more interesting and successful. Etienne Steward is the clone (``Steward Beta'') of a hero of the Artifact Wars, in which multinational corporations fielded armies to plunder alien ruins. He's been given Steward Alpha's memories minus the last years of the hero's life: the war and its aftermath. Now Steward Beta begins an investigation, tracking down Alpha's wife, friends, enemies and fellow vets to fill in the picture and learn why Alpha was murdered. In particular, Beta probes the war, its horrors, its betrayals and The Powers, the aliens who ended it. Resonances of Vietnam-era moral concerns make this deft updating of the postWorld War II genre of psychological thrillers about amnesiacs one of the best of its kind. (May 20)
Booklist - Booklist Booklist
�A combination of fast action, gritty realism, and high-tech polytechnics that is certain to be popular with Williams� growing audience.�
Fantasy Review - Fantasy Review Fantasy Review
�Walter Jon Williams proves that he is a master of action, character and galaxy-spanning plots.�
Kirkus Reviews - Kirkus Kirkus
�Fast-moving, hard-driving, with a robust well-handled plot . . . a stirring and heartening performance.�
Locus - Locus Locus
�(Williams) is a master of the intricate yet fast-paced plot� the essence of thrillers and novels of political intrigue.�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433253003
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
The Hardwired Series
Pages:
9
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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