Mind Over Ship
By David Marusek
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765317490, 320pp.)
Publication Date: January 20, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The year is 2135, and the international program to seed the galaxy with human colonies has stalled as greedy, immoral powerbrokers park their starships in Earth’s orbit and begin to convert them into space condos. Ellen Starke’s head, rescued from the fiery crash that killed her mother, struggles to regrow a new body in time to restore her dead mother’s financial empire. And Pre-Singularity AIs conspire to join the human race just as human clones, such as Mary Skarland and her sisters, want nothing more than to leave it.
Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek’s stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers Weekly called “ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny.”
David Marusek spins his quirky tales of the future by the glow of the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Praise for Counting Heads:
“Counting Heads was one of my favorite books of last year in any category, and an exemplary entry in the sci-fi genre.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Brims over with imaginative extrapolations.”
—The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Marusek has built a meticulously detailed world and populated it with vital, complex characters…. Counting Heads is an impressive first novel, full of clever wordplay and bracing action.”
--The San Francisco Chronicle
“David Marusek is one of the best-kept secrets of science fiction, a wild talent with a Gibson-grade imagination and marvelous prose, and a keen sense of human drama that makes it all go.”
“He writes with power and authority and great visionary force.”