Tag Archives: hard sci-fi

Idoru (Bridge 02) by William Gibson

Synopsis: Rez, a lead singer of the world-wide famous Lo/Rez pop band, is getting married. His chosen one is Rei Toei, a beautiful princess of Japanese media. The only problem – Rei is an artificial, digital being, a hologram generated … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs 01) by Richard K. Morgan

Synopsis: Twenty fifth century, Earth. A rich, influential man called Laurens Bancroft has been killed – or killed himself – in his own house. However, with his consciousness being carefully stored and updated every 48 h, he was promptly downloaded … Continue reading

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GR3T3L-1 (Good Tales for Bad Dreams 04) by V.M. Sawh

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When they are stranded on the surface of a hostile alien world, two sentient robots H4NS3L-671, the military-minded combat drone, & GR3T3L-1, the advanced surveyor prototype, find themselves with neither memory nor mission. With no resources and … Continue reading

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Echopraxia (Firefall 02) by Peter Watts

Echopraxia: meaningless repetition or imitation of the movements of others as a symptom of psychiatric disorder. Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific … Continue reading

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