With the discovery of the Thompson Corridors, the universe has been opened up, connecting humankind with a vast network of sentient species. Xenosociologist Jesse Suzuki, a nanotech-rejuvenated "oldster," has joined the forced exodus of the newly young, mandated by law to ship out through the Corridors after his 80th birthday.
Jesse finds his way to Eastlink, a sprawling human habitat orbiting Shjodathz, home to a race of regenerating beings who maintain direct memory of all their past incarnations. While studying the Shjodathi and their planetary biomachine guardian Kedel, he discovers a strange anomaly within the AI that leads him on a perilous, mind-blowing adventure ...
Fans of David Marusek, William Gibson, R.A. Wilson and Philip K. Dick will find common ground here - it's hard science fiction adventure with an eye toward metaphysics.
"Entirely the kind of forward-thinking, playfully-subversive, nobody-else-could-have-written-this-tickling-at-the-normosphere book I've always loved." - John Skipp