In a world drowning in data and information and choking on novelty and innovation, Nickie Haflinger - a most dangerous fugitive who doesn't even appear to exist - provides a window onto a global society falling apart in all directions, with madness run amok and personal freedom surrendered to computers and bureaucrats. Caught and about to be re-programmed, can he escape once again, defy the government and turn the tide of organizational destruction?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm
Brunner writes about the future as if he and the reader were already living in it! - New York Times Book Review
When John Brunner first told me of his intention to write the book, I was fascinated - but I wondered whether he, or anyone, could bring it off. Bring it off he has, with cool brilliance. A hero with transient personalities, animals with souls, think tanks and survival communities fuse to form a future so plausibly alive it as twitched at me ever since.
One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves. - SF Site