What if you were a mindless zombie that could be programmed by anyone holding the remote control?
Science says you already are. Your culture, your identity - a patchwork of chance, a storm of ideas; you're no more real than a voice on the wind. But so far only the winds of chance have controlled you.
That's about to change. They've made a remote control that can take out and add whatever they want. You won't have free will, but it's OK, it will feel the same, you can't miss what you've never had.
Let's hope whoever gets that controller wants good things for you.
But what are the odds?
Mappa Mundi is a Science Fiction thriller that examines the development of a comprehensive mind control technology. A new world order hangs in the balance and everyone who knows of its existence has a stake.
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About the Author
Justina Robson is an author from Leeds in Yorkshire, England. Her first novel, Silver Screen, published in August 1999 in the UK and in 2005 by Pyr, was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the BSFA Award, and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick award. Her second novel, Mappa Mundi, together with Silver Screen, won the Amazon.co.uk Writer's Bursary in 2000 and was also short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2001. A third novel, Natural History, a far-future novel, placed second in the 2004 John W. Campbell Award, was short-listed for the Best Novel of 2003 in the British Science Fiction Association Awards, and was also nominated for the 2006 Philip K. Dick Award, receiving a special citation. A fourth novel, Living Next Door to the God of Love, was a finalist for the BSFA Award.
Justina is also the author of the acclaimed Quantum Gravity series, featuring bionic woman Lila Black. See Keeping It Real (Quantum Gravity Book One), Selling Out (Quantum Gravity Book Two), Going Under (Quantum Gravity Book Three), and Chasing the Dragon (Quantum Gravity Book Four).
Visit Justina Robson's Web site at www.JustinaRobson.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In England research psychologist Dr. Natalie Armstrong diligently works on mapping the human brain so that physicians will one day be able to mend traumatized brains and truly cure the mentally ill. She is closing in on her objective thanks in part to MAPPA MUNDI software.---------------- As Natalie knows she nears achieving her life¿s goal, FBI Specialists Jude Westhorpe and Mary Delany investigate the activities of a Russian defector Mikhail Guskov who has been involved in gene mapping and other scientific breakthroughs. Jude and Mary believe that Mikhail has plans for Natalie¿s research and are assigned to prevent him from doing so. However across the Atlantic, Jude, though afraid, realizes he is no longer an obscure field agent as someone wants him dead he assumes it is Mikhail while Natalie is stunned that instead of freeing humanity, her nanotechnology is wanted by powerful entities to mentally enslave people.----------------- This is a terrific thought provoking medical science fiction mystery that grips the audience with its theme that good intentions can lead to bad endings if abused by those in charge. Readers will ponder the options between thought control slaves vs. healthy and happy people as initially most of the audience will say no that is in no way possible, but soon begin to realize it is absolutely plausible even without the nano technology, manipulation is the norm rationalized to anchor the power base. Justina Robson provides a powerful thriller that will haunt fans who will compare events to what is going on today as science and politics are manipulated to serve selfish purposes.--------------- Harriet Klausner