Crache

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Bantam Books, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
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When the ecotecture starts to degrade on the asteroid of Mymercia–killing a workgroup on the surface–Fola Hanani miraculously survives. A former missionary, she’s hacked a living out of a gengineered ecology built after the Armageddon of overheating, overpopulation, over-everything. Now she has to find out what’s causing a catastrophic biosystem failure before everyone else on Mymercia is killed. Meanwhile, onworld, in a trailer park of migrant workers, a washed-out one-hit wonder named L. Mariachi plays the guitar for a community suffering from a contagious form of soul loss. It’s a song that Fola’s implanted IA–information agent–thinks she needs to hear. Because what is happening to these lost souls is spreading at quantum speed to everyone else. Something or someone is trying to reprogram the system with the ultimate virus. And as virtuality becomes reality in this post-ecocaust world of plug-in sex components, old-world medicine women, and the cheesiest pop culture, humanity itself is about to crash....

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User Review  - KromesTomes - LibraryThing

Pretty disappointing. The book and its predecessor, Clade, had gotten good reviews, but I found Crache to be very derivative. The author, Mark Budz, has stumbled onto an interesting niche, a near ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2004)

Mark Budz lives in northern California with his wife, fellow author Marina Fitch. His short stories have appeared in "Amazing Stories" and "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction." HIs first novel, Clade, was published by Bantam Spectra in December 2003.

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