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Hive Construct (Paperback) (Alexander Maskill)

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Winner of the Terry Pratchett Prize, a dark yet dazzlingly imaginative science fiction thriller by a furiously talented new young writer.Situated deep in the Sahara Desert, New Cairo is a city built on technology - from the huge, life-giving solar panels that keep it functioning in a radically changed, resource-scarce world to the artificial implants that have become the answer to all and any of mankind's medical problems. But it is also a divided city, dominated by a handful of omnipotent corporate dynasties.And when a devastating new computer virus begins to spread through the poorest districts, shutting down the life-giving implants that enable so many to survive, the city begins to slide into the anarchy of violent class struggle.Hiding amidst the chaos is Zala Ulora. A gifted hacker and fugitive from justice, she believes she might be able to earn her life back by tracing the virus to its source and destroying it before it destroys the city. Or before the city destroys itself. With its vivid characters, bold ideas and explosive action, The Hive Construct is science fiction at its most exciting, inventive and accessible.
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Alexander Maskill
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 50108222
UPC: 9780552170383
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6910
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