The Resource Void star, Zachary Mason

Void star, Zachary Mason

Label
Void star
Title
Void star
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Mason
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, it's still a good time to be in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Kern, on the other hand, has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales, the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, has fled to L.A. after an attack that left him crippled and his father dead. Life goes on until one day, Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses, Kern steals from the wrong mark, and a ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. As they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight, Irina, Kern, and Thales learn that none are safe.--
Summary
In a near-future world of rising seas, emptying central latitudes and discriminating weapons drone patrols, a woman with an artificial eidetic memory works as a medium between her wealthy employers and AIs while a marginalized refugee and the disabled son of a Brazilian political clan struggle for survival on the outskirts of an elite San Francisco
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
adapted from publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557174
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mason, Zachary
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Memory
  • FICTION
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Memory
Target audience
adult
Label
Void star, Zachary Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947147126
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780374285067
Lccn
2016033247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947147126
Label
Void star, Zachary Mason
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947147126
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780374285067
Lccn
2016033247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947147126

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