GridlinkedBook - 2009
Cormac is a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled ay Als) allow interstellar travel in the blink of an eye throughout the settled worlds of the Polity. Unfortunately, Cormac is nearly burnt out, "gridlinked" to the Al net so long that his humanity has begun to drain away. He has to take the cold turkey cure and shake his addiction to having his brain on the net. Now he must do without just as he's sent to investigate the unique runcible disaster that's wiped out the entire human colony on planet Samarkand in a thirty-megaton explosion.
Publisher: London Tor, 2009.
Characteristics: 521 p. ; 20 cm.