by Melissa Scott
One of the quintessential and award-winning novels of the cyberpunk genre returns in a striking new edition. India Carless, alias Trouble, managed to stay one step ahead of the feds until she retired from life as a hacker and settled down to run a small network for an artist’s co-op. Now someone has stolen her pseudonym and begun to use it for criminal hacking. So Trouble returns. Once the fastest gun on the electronic frontier, she has been called out of retirement for one last fight. And it’s a killer.
Less than a hundred years from now, the forces of law and order crack down on the world of the Internet. It is the closing of the frontier. The hip, noir adventurers who got by on wit, bravado, and drugs, who haunt the virtual worlds of the shadows of cyberspace are up against the edges of civilization. It’s time to adapt or die.
“Scott’s talents for creating a future both hauntingly familiar and exotically remote are showcased in this feminist cyberpunk romp.”—Publishers Weekly
First edition published by Tor Books in 1994.
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