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"Hopscotch is cracking good - swift, sure storytelling, with more plot twists than a snake and twice the bite."
Gregory Benford


"Kevin J. Anderson is in top form in Hopscotch, a rousing tale that charges hard into territory where nobody has gone before. This one may be the most original book of the year."
Jack McDevitt


Suppose you could switch bodies with another person? What exciting new experiences would you choose to explore? What forbidden desires would you indulge? Suppose someone stole your life-how far would you go to get it back?

From New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson comes a pure adrenaline thriller of hijacked identities, elusive motives, and deeply buried secrets-a disturbing, thought-provoking excursion into a sleek, hedonistic society where nothing is your own...not even your soul.

Hopscotch

For a fee, Eduard Swan will swap bodies with people in distress-those facing surgeries, emotional crises, moments of unpleasantness or discomfort they can't or would rather not deal with. Eduard will experience the suffering for them. It's a lucrative business, and in a world in which no one is required to feel any pain, there is no end of clients. But someone doesn't want to play by the rules. Someone doesn't want to return his body. And, unfortunately for Eduard, that someone is one of the world's most powerful men. Now Eduard has no choice but to steal back his life.

He has the perfect alibi-or so he thinks. For even in a world where you can hopscotch from body to body, you always leave a trail. And following that trail is a relentless dispenser of "justice" named Daragon, a childhood friend, now a zealous and ambitious agent of state security, who won't let old friendships stand in the way of doing his duty.

When Eduard goes on the run, hounded at every turn by Daragon, his only hope is two other childhood friends: Garth, a tormented artist who gains success beyond his wildest dreams, only to discover the terrible price of fame; and Teresa, a spiritual seeker who risks losing her own body to a fanatical religious cult as she embarks on a harrowing quest to find her true identity.

Moving from underground hopscotch pleasure bars to the highest enclaves of power to a seamy underworld of illegal Phantoms, ancient minds who steal younger bodies in a quest for eternal life, Eduard and his friends seek the meaning of identity in a society in which appearances mean everything-and nothing-and where everything is relative...even murder.


 
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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Hopscotch
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson
ISBN: 0-553-10474-8 / 978-0-553-10474-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Hopscotch
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson
ISBN: 1-61475-068-8 / 978-1-61475-068-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: WordFire Incorporated
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April 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Hopscotch
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson
ISBN: 0-553-57640-2 / 978-0-553-57640-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Hopscotch
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

July 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Hopscotch
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hopscotch
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson
Publisher: WordFire Press
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