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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (467 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Jon Williams Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hardwired Series Release Date:
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This second installment in a classic cyberpunk series is a fast-paced ride through a gritty, well-imagined world.

Steward is a clone, a beta. His memories are fifteen years old because his alpha never had a brain-scan update. And in those fifteen years, the entire world has changed. An alien race known as the Powers has established relations with humanity. The Policorp that held his allegiance has collapsed. He fought and survived the off-world Artifact War, but dozens of his friends did not. Both his first and second wives have divorced him. And, more importantly, someone has murdered him, causing the activation of the beta backup. Now Steward must probe into the horrors of the war, its politics and betrayals, to find out who wanted him dead—if he doesn’t want to die again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Slick and intelligent entertainment. The tension remains high throughout. A taut, satisfying tale of space-age skulduggery.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Fast-paced adventure…carefully plotted and well written.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “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.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A combination of fast action, gritty realism, and high-tech polytechnics that is certain to be popular with Williams’ growing audience.”


  • “Fast-moving, hard-driving, with a robust, well-handled plot, an unusual approach, and plenty of intriguing complications. All in all, a stirring and heartening performance.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin Kingdon | 11/7/2013

    " Wikipedia says this is something of a prequel to Aristoi, also by WJW. I was intrigued by the descriptions of the Powers. They seemed pretty mysterious and very alien. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Torben | 10/4/2013

    " Nice story, not as good as Hardwired, more SF then Cyberpunk, but worthwhile nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brendan | 6/10/2013

    " Solid. Not as good as Hardwired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher | 4/22/2013

    " This book was better then I remembered. "

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