Counting Heads

{4.5/5} “Bogdan dismissed the bee and continued his stroll along the arcade yelling ‘Desist, desist’ every few meters. The bees weren’t the only annoyance. There were more hollyholo sims than real people, and they cleverly tried to lure him into their public melodramas by asking him for directions to this or that building.”

Counting Heads by David Marusek, published in 2005

Sam is several hundred years old, and is an artist. Eleanor is a corporate prosecutor and surprisingly gets offered a promotion to Tri-Discipline Governor. They don’t have much in common, but they are in love. Then Sam is suddenly mistaken for a terrorist by a slug — he is seared, one consequence of which is that he will only live for decades.

If you’re a fan of Karl Schroeder and Neal Stephenson’s books you’ll like this one.

I found it a bit confusing at times, but it nevertheless grabbed me right away and I wanted to see what happened.

It’s a future where clones, AI, and nanobots are common.

This is the 1st book by Marusek I’ve read.

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