Central Station

Central Station

eBook - 2016
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A 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. Boris's 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 robotnik--a 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,...
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781616962173
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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SCL_Justin Oct 18, 2017

Central Station is a collection of short stories about people and robots who live at the base of a space elevator station in Tel Aviv. It was fine and I liked most of the ideas (especially around the data-vampire) but I felt like it was lacking something. I don't know what. I guess it was that we got to know a lot of characters and their ways of seeing the world, but didn't really get much of an overall story happening. It was good, just not super-compelling for me.

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