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Central Station

Central Station

Book - 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' 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, through the Conversation--a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness--are just the beginning of irrevocable change. At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive ... and even evolve.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Tachyon Pub.,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616962142
Branch Call Number: SCF TIDH
Characteristics: 275 pages : map ; 22 cm


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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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