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The Cyber Puppets

(2003)
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Prime-time satire. The Lairds of Glendoune are rich and powerful, their wealth based on the family whisky. Their constant crises keep the lawyers and hospitals of Primeburgh in business, the eldest son Wilson Laird tried to frame his father for murder (but his parents forgave him after his near-fatal accident) and no one notices when the family patriarch Hector Laird comes back from Europe with a new head. Add all this to his memory lapses and complete absence of free will, and Hector's son-in-law Scott Maxwell slowly becomes convinced that this can't be right ... and then the reality around him collapses altogether, plunging him into a devastated world of the future.

Back in the real world, the Earth is dying; the environment is poisoned, and human society itself is on the downward plunge as vision and drive wither away from the human gene pool. What has all this to do with a twentieth century American soap opera?

Genre: Science Fiction

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Title: The Cyber Puppets
Author(s): Angus McAllister
ISBN: 1-78803-294-2 / 978-1-78803-294-0 (UK edition)
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Title: The Cyber Puppets
Author(s): Angus McAllister
ISBN: 1-903468-10-8 / 978-1-903468-10-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Cyber Puppets
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