When Gravity Fails

When Gravity Fails

Book - 1987
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In a decadent world of cheap pleasures and easy death, Marid Audrian has kept his independence the hardway. Still, like everything else in the Budayeen, he's available...for a price.

For a new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan. And Marid Audrian has been made an offer he can't refuse.

The 200-year-old "godfather" of the Budayeen's underworld has enlisted Marid as his instrument of vengeance. But first Marid must undergo the most sophisticated of surgical implants before he dares to confront a killer who carries the power of every psychopath since the beginning of time.

Wry, savage, and unignorable, When Gravity Fails was hailed as a classic by Effinger's fellow SF writers on its original publication in 1987, and the sequence of "Marid Audrian" novels it begins were the culmination of his career.

Publisher: New York : Orb, c1987
ISBN: 9780765313584
0765313588
Branch Call Number: EFFINGE
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 21 cm

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Sep 26, 2010

A favorite of mine. I discovered Effinger by chance and was overjoyed to have found a new author who's style of writing I enjoyed. Unfortunately, soon after found that he had passed away in 2002 - sadly a finite number of books to read.....

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