A quantum Brave New World from the boldest and such a lot wildly speculative author of his generation.
Since the Introdus within the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself vastly. such a lot selected immortality, becoming a member of the polises to turn into unsleeping software program. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robot our bodies that stay in touch with the actual international of strength and friction. a lot of those have left the sun approach without end in fusion-drive starships.
And there are the holdouts: the fleshers left in the back of within the muck and jungle of Earth—some devolved into dream apes, others cavorting within the seas or the air—while the statics and bridgers try and form out a approximately human destiny.
But the complacency of the electorate is shattered whilst an unexpected catastrophe ravages the fleshers and divulges the prospect that the polises themselves can be in danger from strange astrophysical strategies that appear to violate primary legislation of nature. The orphan Yatima, a electronic being grown from a brain seed, joins a gaggle of voters and flesher refugees in a look for the information that may warrantly their safety—a seek that places them at the path of the traditional and elusive Transmuters, who've the ability to reshape subatomic debris, and to pass into the macrocosmos, the place the universe we all know is not anything yet a speck within the higher-dimensional vacuum.
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