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Last tango in cyberspace / Steven Kotler.

Kotler, Steven, 1967- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library SF KOT (Text) 33500013066790 New Available -
Fertile Public Library SF KOT (Text) 33500013066782 New Checked out 11/07/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library KOT (Text) 35500006179103 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250202079
  • ISBN: 1250202078
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "a novel"-- Dust jacket.
Summary, etc.: Hard to say when the human species fractured exactly. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn is the first of his kind--an empathy tracker, an emotional soothsayer, with a felt sense for the future of the we. In simpler terms, he can spot cultural shifts and trends before they happen. It's a useful skill for a certain kind of company. A unique blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional cyberpunk, Last Tango in Cyberspace explores hot topics like psychology, neuroscience, technology, as well as ecological and animal rights issues. The world created in Last Tango is based very closely on our world about five years from now, and all technology in the book either exists in labs or is rumored to exist. With its electrifying sentences, subtle humor, and an intriguing main character, readers are sure to find something that resonates with them in this groundbreaking cyberpunk science fiction thriller.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    In his first speculative fiction novel since The Angle Quickest for Flight (1999), Kotler crafts an intriguing blend of detective story and social critique. Lion Zorn is a new kind of human, born with heightened empathetic capacity. With his abilities, he works for hire as an em-tracker, monitoring the confluence and splitting of cultures and predicting when and where new subcultures may emerge. When his latest job leads to a revolutionary new drug with the potential to expand a person's consciousness, Lion is drawn into a complex web of interests surrounding a secretive subculture and his employer, Arctic Pharmaceuticals, which wants to take advantage of it. Using precise storytelling that draws on literary and cultural references from Rastafarianism, Dune, and the works of Rainer Maria Rilke, Kotler creates a vivid picture of near-future earth. Revelations may come at a slow pace, but readers who dig in will find a story that is, at its core, an insightful view on how empathy can connect us to each other and to the living beings that share this planet. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

STEVEN KOTLER is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and Founder and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. His books include Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, West of Jesus, andA Small Furry Prayer. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes.

Subject: Psychic ability > Fiction.
Biotechnology > Fiction.
Pharmaceutical industry > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Cyberpunk fiction.
Science fiction.

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