Every time Major Catherine Li does a faster than light
space leap she loses memory. So far she has been able to
hide her loss, but knows that soon she will have to trust
someone to provide her with a special memory chip.
Catherine is not human, but is an illegal clone working as
a Homo Sapiens UN Peacekeeper.
Her latest assignment takes her to the planet Metz where
Catherine and a team of experts are to penetrate to an
illegal cloning lab. When they reach their destination
with poor information from their mission leader, Li finds a
dead clone of herself. She realizes that she must find the
killer in case she is the intended target though she might
leave herself open to exposure as an illegal being.
SPIN STATE is an exciting science fiction tale that hooks
the reader from the moment Li realizes that she and the
team are being handicapped on the Metz assignment. The
story line moves forward at a rapid pace, not slowing down
until the final moment. The focus of the story is on Li, a
great lead character sort of a cross between a cloned Logan
(Logan's Run) and Blade Runner. Fans of action-packed
futuristic thrillers with a human rights message will
appreciate light jumping with Chris Moriarty.
From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the
thrilling story of one woman's quest to wrest truth from
chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a
post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs,
and illegal wetware...
UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven
faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime—and has probably
forgotten more than most people remember. But that's what
backup hard drives are for. And Li should know; she's been
hacking her memory for fifteen years in order to pass as
human. But no memory upgrade can prepare Li for what she
finds on Compson's World: a mining colony she once called
home and to which she is sent after a botched raid puts her
on the bad side of the powers that be. A dead physicist who
just happens to be her cloned twin. A missing dataset that
could change the interstellar balance of power and turn a
cold war hot. And a mining "accident" that is starting to
look more and more like murder...
Suddenly Li is chasing a killer in an alien world miles
underground where everyone has a secret. And one wrong turn
in streamspace, one misstep in the dark alleys of
blackmarket tech and interstellar espionage, one risky
hookup with an AI could literally blow her mind.