Everyone in Silico by Jim Munroe

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Acclaim for Everyone In Silico

“Munroe drops in excellent touches — bioterrorists planting seeds, not bombs; home cloning labs — that help make Silico one of the freshest and scariest, yet most hopeful, near-future yarns in a long time.” —Time Out New York

“A fresh and amusing take on how technology can be used or misused in a consumption obsessed society . . . Those who value deft, witty SF should be well pleased.”— Publishers Weekly

“Young Toronto author Munroe proves no less inventive with his third novel than he did with his others — as he projects a future in which a global virtual reality corporation is winning the p.r. battle against those who prefer to live their lives the old way… The plot dynamics and imaginative leaps are engaging, and the care Munroe takes in examining Frisco as a full-fledged, not unattractive phenomenon also marks this as a story to be taken seriously.” — Kirkus Reviews
 

About Jim Munroe

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Jim Munroe is a "pop culture provocateur" according to the Austin Chronicle, and an "independent press icon" to Time Out Chicago. After leaving HarperCollins for political reasons, he founded No Media Kings and published five books, the most recent one a post- Rapture graphic novel called Therefore Repent! He also started The Perpetual Motion Roadshow, an indie touring circuit that sent 100 artists on the road between 2003 and 2007, and currently he is running the Artsy Games Incubator, a writer's-circle style group helping creators without programming skills make video games. He lives in Toronto with a crafty ladyscientist and their bafflingly attractive baby.
 
Published March 1, 2002 by No Media Kings. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The cost is variable, with low-end trippers barraged with ads no matter what they do, but the unadvertised fact that the trip seems to be almost always one-way sets retired special ops agent Eileen into motion as she reactivates her superwoman suit to search for her missing clone “grandson.” She ...

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Canadian author Munroe's third novel (after Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gas Mask and Angry Young Spaceman), set in Vancouver, offers a fresh and amusing take on how technology can be used or misused in a consumption-obsessed society.

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Jim Munroe was born in 1973.

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Strange Horizons

While these are good reads, I think Munroe has finally outdone himself with his latest foray into SF, Everyone in Silico.

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