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Counting Heads

(2005)
(The first book in the Counting Heads series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Counting Heads is David Marusek's extraordinary launch as an SF novelist: The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise to the Boutique Economy in which mass production and mass consumption are rendered obsolete. Life extension therapies have increased the human lifespan by centuries. Loyal mentars (artificial intelligences) and robots do most of society's work. The Boutique Economy has made redundant ninety-nine percent of the world's fifteen billion human inhabitants. The world would be a much better place if they all simply went away.Eleanor K. Starke, one of the world's leading citizens is assassinated, and her daughter, Ellen, is mortally wounded. Only Ellen, the heir to her mother's financial empire, is capable of saving Earth from complete domination plotted by the cynical, selfish, immortal rich, that is if she survives. Her cryonically frozen head is in the hands of her family's enemies. A ragtag ensemble of unlikely heroes join forces to rescue Ellen's head, all for their own purposes. Counting Heads arrives as a science fiction novel like a bolt of electricity, galvanizing readers with an entirely new vision of the future.

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Praise for this book

"He writes with power and authority and great visionary force." - Robert Silverberg


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Used availability for David Marusek's Counting Heads

Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
ISBN: 0-7653-1267-0 / 978-0-7653-1267-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
ISBN: 0-7653-1754-0 / 978-0-7653-1754-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
ISBN: 0-7653-5130-7 / 978-0-7653-5130-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
ISBN: 1-4361-8641-2 / 978-1-4361-8641-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

October 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Counting Heads
Author(s): David Marusek
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA