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Voice of the whirlwind

Author: Walter Jon Williams
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : T. Doherty Associates, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Williams's novel Hardwired was a well-written but standard entry in the cyberpunk sweepstakes launched by William Gibson's Neuromancer. This follow-up, however, is much more interesting and successful. Etienne Steward is the clone ("Steward Beta'') of a hero of the Artifact Wars, in which multinational corporations fielded armies to plunder alien ruins. He's been given Steward Alpha's memories minus the last years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Jon Williams
ISBN: 0312930135 9780312930134
OCLC Number: 15651930
Notes: "A TOR book"--Title page verso.
Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Walter Jon Williams.

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Williams's novel Hardwired was a well-written but standard entry in the cyberpunk sweepstakes launched by William Gibson's Neuromancer. This follow-up, however, is much more interesting and successful. Etienne Steward is the clone ("Steward Beta'') of a hero of the Artifact Wars, in which multinational corporations fielded armies to plunder alien ruins. He's been given Steward Alpha's memories minus the last years of the hero's life: the war and its aftermath. Now Steward Beta begins an investigation, tracking down Alpha's wife, friends, enemies and fellow vets to fill in the picture and learn why Alpha was murdered. In particular, Beta probes the war, its horrors, its betrayals and The Powers, the aliens who ended it. Resonances of Vietnam-era moral concerns make this deft updating of the post-World War II genre of psychological thrillers about amnesiacs one of the best of its kind.

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