By Gene Wolfe
A Borrowed guy: a brand new technology fiction novel, from Gene Wolf, the distinguished writer of the publication of the recent solar series.
It is likely to be 100 years sooner or later, our civilization is long past, and one other is in position in North the US, however it keeps many widely used issues and buildings. even supposing the inhabitants is now small, there's complex expertise, there are robots, and there are clones.
E. A. Smithe is a borrowed individual. he's a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his character is an uploaded recording of a deceased secret author. Smithe is a bit of estate, now not a felony human.
A filthy rich consumer, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library simply because he's the surviving character of the writer of homicide on Mars. A actual reproduction of that booklet used to be within the ownership of her murdered father, and it comprises a tremendous mystery, the main to titanic kinfolk wealth. it truly is misplaced, and Colette is frightened of the police. She borrows Smithe to aid her locate the publication and to determine what the secret's. after which the plot will get complicated.