Central Station

Central Station Author Lavie Tidhar
ISBN-10 1616962143
ISBN-13 9781616962142
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Tachyon Publications
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An NPR Best Book of 2016An Amazon Featured Best Science Fiction Fantasy BookA Guardian Best SF Fantasy Book of 20162017 Arthur C Clarke Award nominee2016 British Science Fiction Award longlist Its all of science fiction distilled into a single book Warren Ellis author of Transmetropolitan and Gun MachineA worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality The city is literally a weed its growth left unchecked Life is cheap and data is cheaper When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars much has changed Boriss ex lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger His cousin is infatuated with a robotnika damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts His father is terminally ill with a multigenerational mind plague And a hunted data vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return Rising above them is Central Station the interplanetary hub between all things the constantly shifting Tel Aviv a powerful virtual arena and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war Everything is connected by the Others powerful alien entities who through the Conversationa shifting flowing stream of consciousnessare just the beginning of irrevocable change At Central Station humans and machines continue to adapt thrive and even evolve

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