The Moon has been the primary home of the human race for 200 years, since the Invaders stormed Earth and converted it into a habitat for aquatic animals. The Central Computer on Luna contrives to sustain an artificial world that in many ways is paradise - yet people are suicidal.
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It is two centuries since the Invaders kicked humankind off earth…onto the steel beach of Luna's artificial habitat. Here Central Computer is in charge, and doing a fine job: clean air, comfortable climate, nanorobotic antibodies to combat disease, hi-tech surgery to combat injuries sustained, for instance, by the decapitated loser of a slash fight.
However, Hildy Johnson, ace reporter on Luna's tabloid paper 'The News Nipple', is bored, restless and suicidal. And so is Central Computer. The Big Glitch is brewing. Or humankind is set to make its ultimate bid for freedom…
"I've been saying for years that John Varley is the best writer in America. This book proves it"
"'Steel Beach' is one of the very few novels that actually deserves to be compared to the works of Robert Heinlein … full of shocks and surprises, packed with humour and wit … sheer entertainment!"
"The title may become a science fiction catchphrase for the end of the millenium. Because the steel beach is where we live now … probably the most skilful science fiction epic we're likely to come across this year"
JOHN CLUTE, 'Omni'
"A major novel by a major writer of hard SF"
"Powerful and stunning … An exciting new novel"
ISAAC ASIMOV'S SF MAGAZINE
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