Mind Over Ship

Mind Over Ship

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
In a twenty-second-century world around which greedy power brokers are establishing space condos, a woman struggles to regenerate from a devastating accident in time to save her mother's empire, artificial intelligences endeavor to join the human race, and a group of sisters plans to leave the planet. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

The year is 2135, and the international program to seed the galaxy with human colonies has stalled as greedy, immoral powerbrokers park their starships in Earth’s orbit and begin to convert them into space condos. Ellen Starke’s head, rescued from the fiery crash that killed her mother, struggles to regrow a new body in time to restore her dead mother’s financial empire. And Pre-Singularity AIs conspire to join the human race just as human clones, such as Mary Skarland and her sisters, want nothing more than to leave it.

Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek’s stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers Weekly called “ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny.”



Blackwell North Amer
The year is 2135, and the international program to seed the galaxy with human colonies has stalled as greedy immortal power brokers park their starships in Earth's orbit and begin to convert them into space condos. Ellen Starke's head, rescued from the fiery crash that killed her mother, struggles to regrow a new body in time to restore her dead mother's financial empire. And pre-Singularity AIs conspire to join the human race just as human clones, such as Mary Skarland and her evangeline sisters, want nothing more than to leave it.

Baker
& Taylor

In a twenty-second-century world around which greedy power brokers are establishing space condos, a woman struggles to regenerate from a devastating accident, artificial intelligences endeavor to join the human race, and a group of sisters plans to leavethe planet.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317490
0765317494
Characteristics: 317 p. ; 25 cm

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erigami
Mar 08, 2010

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was a sequel to the excellent "Counting Heads." In my books, Mind Over Ship isn't quite as good.

The story follows some of the same characters, as their world changes and adjusts to the events of the first book. The themes are darker - we get to see what life is like for the genetic underclass, and more of the implications of poverty in a world with rejuvenation treatment.

Sadly, the book doesn't have the same bounce as its predecessor. There's less humour. Some of the characters are a little wooden. The author's hand is apparent in some of the plot twists.

Regardless, it's still a good read. I recommend this to any sci fi fan who remembers cyberpunk fondly.

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