Once Jenny Casey was somebody’s daughter. Once she was somebody’s enemy. Now the former Canadian special forces warrior lives on the hellish streets of Hartford, Connecticut, in the year 2062. Racked with pain, hiding from the government she served, running with a crime lord so she can save a... show more
Once Jenny Casey was somebody’s daughter. Once she was somebody’s enemy. Now the former Canadian special forces warrior lives on the hellish streets of Hartford, Connecticut, in the year 2062. Racked with pain, hiding from the government she served, running with a crime lord so she can save a life or two, Jenny is a month shy of fifty, and her artificially reconstructed body has started to unravel. But she is far from forgotten. A government scientist needs the perfect subject for a high-stakes project and has Jenny in his sights. Suddenly Jenny Casey is a pawn in a furious battle, waged in the corridors of the Internet, on the streets of battered cities, and in the complex wirings of her half-man-made nervous system. And she needs to gain control of the game before a brave new future spins completely out of control.
Publish date: December 28th 2004
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
, Near Future
Series: Jenny Casey (#1)
I really did enjoy this story of an older ex-soldier who happens to be female (yeah for characters that are characters first and gendered second). She's Jenny Casey, a former Canadian Special Forces warrior. It's 2062 and she's hammering on the door of 50, her body is giving her a lot of pain and ...
Jenny Casey is a war hero, but she's also a middle-aged woman with increasingly debilitating disabilities and a drug habit. Then tainted batches of Hammer (the combat drug she was addicted to) pop up on the streets of her home town. While her friends trace the drug back to its source, Jenny is coer...
A plausible near-future book but not the most original novel I've read. I'm interested enough that I may read the next book. Not sure, though, it's not something I'm dying to do. We'll see.
Honestly, why can't there be a warning label on books that have loose ends or straight cliff hanger endings? But outside of that, this is a great book for several reasons. The first reason is that Jenny Casey is a mature woman. She turns 50 by the end of the book. This is a refreshing change fro...
This was my introduction to the work of Elizabeth Bear. I read it in 2005, while I was doing a lot of travel as a technical consultant, flying from the west coast to the east. Rather than carrying printed books, I read on my Palm Pilot PDA. I bought the first book in the series, this book, read it o...
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