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When Gravity Fails

Effinger, George Alec (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When Gravity Fails
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In a decadent world of cheap pleasures and easy death, Marid Audrian has kept his independence the hardway. Still, like everything else in the Budayeen, he's available...for a price. For a new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan. And Marid Audrian has been made an offer he can't refuse. The 200-year-old "godfather" of the Budayeen's underworld has enlisted Marid as his instrument of vengeance. But first Marid must undergo the most sophisticated of surgical implants before he dares to confront a killer who carries the power of every psychopath since the beginning of time. Wry, savage, and unignorable, When Gravity Fails was hailed as a classic by Effinger's fellow SF writers on its original publication in 1987, and the sequence of "Marid Audrian" novels it begins were the culmination of his career.
Authors: Effinger, George Alec
Title: When gravity fails
Publisher: New York : Orb, 2005
Edition: 1st Orb ed
Characteristics: 284 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: George Alec Effinger
Notes: "Originally published in 1986 by Arbor House"--T.p. verso
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
ISBN: 9780765313584
0765313588
Branch Call Number: SF EFFINGER
Subject Headings: Implants, Artificial Fiction Serial murderers Fiction Virtual reality Fiction Middle East Fiction Psychopaths Fiction Revenge Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Implants, Artificial
Serial murderers
Virtual reality
Psychopaths
Revenge
LCCN: 2005040581
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A new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan.


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Sep 26, 2010
  • ron_h_roy2003 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A favorite of mine. I discovered Effinger by chance and was overjoyed to have found a new author who's style of writing I enjoyed. Unfortunately, soon after found that he had passed away in 2002 - sadly a finite number of books to read.....

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