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An edition of Schismatrix (1985)

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An edition of Schismatrix (1985)

Schismatrix

1st edition
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Publisher
Arbor House
Language
English
Pages
288

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In the far future, in a solar system colonized by a strange aggregation of human cultures, Abelard Lindsay, a rogue diplomat from the Mare Serenitatis Circumlunar Corporate Republic, struggles for survival amidst powerful, advanced societies warring to control the shape of human destiny. In the complex hi tech environment known as Schismatrix, cybernetic humans (Mechanists) contend for domination against the psychologically and genetically altered Shapers, and as today's high technologies take bizarre new forms, and explosive advances in science shatter mankind into warring camps.

Schismatrix is a modern science fiction epic. Vast in scope, with dozens of characters, it covers 170 years of far future history in settings that span the solar system. In this world Sterling has built the grand tradition of SF adventure flowers again as Abelard Lindsay, exiled revolutionary, travels from world to world building and rebuilding an empire, always on the cutting edge of technological change and social ferment. He uses the Mech vs. Shaper conflict for his own ends, to rise to a unique position of power and authority in the Schismatrix. Shifting, changing, fast paced, and fascinating, Lindsay's adventures redefine classic idea of space adventure for our generation.

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Cover of: Schismatrix.
Schismatrix.
1989, Wilhelm Heyne
in German
Cover of: Schismatrix
Schismatrix
1986, Penguin
in English
Cover of: Schismatrix
Schismatrix
1985, Arbor House
Hardcover in English - 1st edition

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New York, USA

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1985

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3569.T3876 S3 1985, PS3569.T3876S3 1985

Contributors

Cover Art
Ron Walotsky

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
288 p.
Number of pages
288
Dimensions
23.5 x 16 x 2.5 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2865234M
Internet Archive
schismatrix00ster
ISBN 10
0877956456
ISBN 13
9780877956457
LCCN
84028323
OCLC/WorldCat
11532380
Library Thing
49033
Internet Speculative Fiction Database
29047
Goodreads
969055

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