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Spin State

(2003)
(The first book in the Spin series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee)
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman's quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and illegal wetware...

SPIN STATE

UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime—and has probably forgotten more than most people remember. But that's what backup hard drives are for. And Li should know; she's been hacking her memory for fifteen years in order to pass as human. But no memory upgrade can prepare Li for what she finds on Compson's World: a mining colony she once called home and to which she is sent after a botched raid puts her on the bad side of the powers that be. A dead physicist who just happens to be her cloned twin. A missing dataset that could change the interstellar balance of power and turn a cold war hot. And a mining "accident" that is starting to look more and more like murder...

Suddenly Li is chasing a killer in an alien world miles underground where everyone has a secret. And one wrong turn in streamspace, one misstep in the dark alleys of blackmarket tech and interstellar espionage, one risky hookup with an AI could literally blow her mind.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Praise for this book

"Vivid, sexy, and sharply written... a nonstop, white knuckle tour of quantum physics, artificial intelligence, and the human heart." - Nicola Griffith


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Used availability for Chris Moriarty's Spin State

Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: Spin State
Author(s): Chris Moriarty
ISBN: 1-4177-1590-1 / 978-1-4177-1590-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

November 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Spin State (The Spin Trilogy)
Author(s): Chris Moriarty
ISBN: 0-553-58624-6 / 978-0-553-58624-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spin State
Author(s): Chris Moriarty
ISBN: 0-553-38213-6 / 978-0-553-38213-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Spin State (The Spin Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Chris Moriarty
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA