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Psychohistorical Crisis

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Novel
Eron Osa had faced the ultimate penalty. Not death, but the removal of his fam. Without the digital augmentation of his brain by his electronic familiar, he can barely function amid the bewildering complexities of everyday 761st-century life on Splendid Wisdom. Here, on the capital world of the Milky Way in the 14,810th year of the Galactic Era, sixteen centuries and fifty three years after the founding of the Second Empire, everyone from the meanest citizen to the ruling Pscholars has depended upon a fam since childhood. Without one, simply navigating the streets and levels of Splendid Wisdom's world-filling megalopolis becomes a paralyzing challenge. Lost along with such everyday survival skills were many of Eron's memories, his professional expertise and specialized knowledge. Now he can't even remember his profession. The crime he committed must have been terrible to warrant such a dreadful punishment. If only he could remember what it was!

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Donald M Kingsbury's Psychohistorical Crisis

Hardback Editions

November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Psychohistorical Crisis
Author(s): Donald Kingsbury
ISBN: 0-312-86102-8 / 978-0-312-86102-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Psychohistorical Crisis
Author(s): Donald Kingsbury
ISBN: 0-7653-4195-6 / 978-0-7653-4195-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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