"Counting Heads" is David Marusek's extraordinary launch as an SF
novelist: The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise
to the Boutique Economy in which mass production and mass
consumption are rendered obsolete. Life extension therapies have
increased the human lifespan by centuries. Loyal mentars
(artificial intelligences) and robots do most of society's work.
The Boutique Economy has made redundant ninety-nine percent of the
world's fifteen billion human inhabitants. The world would be a
much better place if they all simply went away. Eleanor K. Starke,
one of the world's leading citizens is assassinated, and her
daughter, Ellen, is mortally wounded. Only Ellen, the heir to her
mother's financial empire, is capable of saving Earth from complete
domination plotted by the cynical, selfish, immortal rich, that is
if she survives. Her cryonically frozen head is in the hands of her
family's enemies. A ragtag ensemble of unlikely heroes join forces
to rescue Ellen's head, all for their own purposes.
"Counting Heads" arrives as a science fiction novel like a bolt of
electricity, galvanizing readers with an entirely new vision of the
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