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Involution Ocean



Автор: Bruce Sterling


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A far-future Moby-Dick by the author of Schismatrix: A desperate addict on a bleak, arid planet boards a whaling vessel to hunt the drug he craves.

The powerful narcotic syncophine, commonly known as Flare, comes from only one source: the oil of the gargantuan whale-like beasts that swim the dust sea of Nullaqua.

It was John Newhouse's addiction to the substance that made him a dealer and forced him to move to this airless, inhospitable planet But when the all-powerful galactic Confederacy declares Flare illegal, the needs of Newhouse and his clientele leave the desperate off-worlder no choice but to sign on as an able seaman aboard a dustwhaler and hunt the giant creatures himself.

Joining a crew of junkies and misfits, including a mad captain with his own dark and secret agenda and a bewitching, batlike alien woman who is pained by human touch, Newhouse sets out across the silica ocean at the bottom of a seventy-mile-deep crater in search of release and redemption .

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and sails toward a fateful confrontation between man and beast that could lead to catastrophe.

Bruce Sterling's debut novel is a remarkable feat of world buildingimaginative, provocative, and smart, featuring an unforgettable cast of colorful characters.

If Herman Melville'sMoby-Dickunfolded on Frank Herbert'sDune, the result might be something akin to Sterling's extraordinaryInvolution Ocean.



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