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On sale

9th August 2012

Price: £10.99

Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1992

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780575119543

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What does it mean to be human when you’re part of the machine?

Synners are synthesizers – not machines, but people. They take images from the brains of performers, and turn them into a form which can be packaged, sold and consumed. This book is set in a world where new technology spawns new crime before it hits the streets.

In SYNNERS the line between technology and humanity is hopelessly slim; the human mind and the external landscape have fused to the point where any encounter with reality is incidental.

A classic novel from one of the founders and mainstays of the cyberpunk movement.

Readers are astounded by SYNNERS:

A masterpiece that deserves its place in the “SF Masterworks” series’- Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Stone-home great! Cadigan is yet another example that puts pay to the lie of sci-fi being a somehow inherently shallow genre’ – Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘This novel has really everything I want when reading SF: mind-blowing technology, non-utopia setting, and ‘real’ personal characters’ – Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘A masterpiece of Cyberpunk . . . Synners is science fiction at its best: innovative, stirring, and not always easy to figure out but always poignantly thought provoking’ – Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘It’s genius, and a mess and incredibly ground-breaking and seriously, should be considered a science fiction classic . . . Question any list of “great/classic SF” that doesn’t include this book’ – Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Loved this book so much I wrote my master’s dissertation on it‘ – Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐