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Author: Bruce Sterling Narrator: Rebecca Mozo Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781713562795

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In a near-future new age of corporate control, hacker mercenaries, and electronic terrorism, a public relations executive on the rise finds herself caught in the violent epicenter of a data war.

Two decades into the twenty-first century, the world’s nations are becoming irrelevant. Corporations are the true global powers, with information the most valuable currency, while the smaller island nations have become sanctuaries for data pirates and terrorists. A globe-trotting PR executive for the large corporate economic democracy Rizome Industries Group, Laura Webster is present when a foreign representative is assassinated on Rizome soil during a conference for offshore data havens. Dispatched immediately on an international mission of diplomacy, Laura hopes she can make a difference in a volatile, unsteady world, but instead finds herself trapped on the front lines of rapidly escalating third-world hostilities and caught up in an inescapable net of conspiracy, terrorism, post-millennial voodoo, and electronic warfare.

During the 1980s, science fiction luminary Bruce Sterling envisioned the future . . . and hit it almost dead-on. The author who, along with William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and Rudy Rucker, helped create and define the cyberpunk subgenre imagines a world of tomorrow in Islands in the Net that bears a striking—and disturbing—resemblance to our present-day information-age reality. Nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards and winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Sterling’s extraordinary novel is a gripping, eye-opening, and remarkably prescient science fiction classic.

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  • “A fast-paced novel of twenty-first-century techno-intrigue. Recommended.”

    - Library Journal
  • “In his Islands in the Net, Bruce Sterling has written the high-tech Candide…Good show.”

    - Roger Zelazny, author of Doorways in the Sand
  • “A sophisticated near-future political thriller that asks all the hard questions but dishes out no easy answers.”

    - Norman Spinrad, author of The Iron Dream

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About the Author

Bruce Sterling is an American science fiction writer and Net critic, internationally recognized as a cyberspace theorist who is also considered one of the forefathers of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction. He has won a John W. Campbell Award, two Hugo Awards, and an Arthur C. Clarke Award.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Mozo is a voice artist and an actress best known for her performances in the films Zerophilia, Headless Horseman, and Pizza Time, as well as roles in such television series as Modern Family and Kittens in a Cage. A two-time Ovation Award nominee, she is a member of the Antaeus Company in North Hollywood, California.